Goalball – Give it a Go

Do you want to get fit and active in a friendly and social environment? Do you want to play a sport where you can bring along your family and friends and be on a level playing field?

Then Goalball could be the sport for you!

Goalball is a Paralympic sport designed specifically for people who are blind or vision impaired. Goalball is a team sport with 2 teams of 3 blindfolded players with each team in front of goals which are 18 metres apart at each end of the court. Teams alternate throwing the ball with bells inside to attempt to score a goal while the defending team uses their ears, teamwork and tactile floor marking to attempt to stop their opponents scoring.

Anyone can come and play irrespective of sight levels as all players are blindfolded or age as there are four divisions for children, teens, men and women. Goalball is a great sport to not only keep fit but is also a great opportunity to make friends and share experiences.

In Victoria the Autumn Goalball Season is starting with a bang with two come and try days to introduce people to the wonderful sport of Goalball. Come to our come and try then stay and play days on the 24th of March and 7th of April where you will be taught the basics as well as play.

WHO: anyone can come and try irrespective of age, abilities or sight levels

WHEN: 24th of March and 7th of April 2018

WHERE: Scotch College Junior Gym, Entry 7, Corner of Callantina Road and Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

TRANSPORT: accessible by public transport being 10 minute walk from Kooyong Railway Station and the route 16 tram line stopping directly outside the venue

WHAT TO BRING: Runners, tracksuit pants, and a comfortable top, drink bottle, (change rooms available at the venue)

We play most Saturday’s during autumn and winter. For information on these dates or to RSVP to the come and try then stay and play day visit http://goalball.org.au/contact or for more information on Goalball in Victoria and other events visit: http://goalball.org.au and follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vic.goalball/