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Goalball UK

Goalball is an exciting, indoor, 3-aside team sport, of attack and defend - with a unique twist! The sport was originally devised in 1946 to help rehabilitate soldiers who had lost their sight during the war. It has been played throughout the world ever since, at the highest level, by people who are blind or partially sighted. However, goalball is a truly inclusive sport in that fully sighted players can also play domestically. This is because everybody is required to wear eye shades so that nobody can see. Players therefore have to rely entirely on their other senses. The ball contains internal bells so players are able to track its movement by its sound, whilst the court is marked out with tactile lines so players can feel where they are. The idea of the game is quite simply to score goals by bowling the ball along the floor, past the opposing team. To find out more about the sport, and where your nearest club is, come and visit our stand.

Kathryn Fielding
English Institute of Sport
Coleridge Road
S9 5DA
0114 2235670
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