The Mens Aussie Storm and Women Aussie Belles Goalball teams were announced earlier today for the IBSA Goalball World Championships held on 3rd-9th of June this year in Sweden. The Victorian Goalball Association are proud to announce that two of our Victorian players Sam Byrne and Daniel Pritchard were selected as part of the Aussie Storm travelling to Sweden.
Goalball is a Paralympic sport designed specifically for people who are blind or vision impaired. Goalball is a team sport where two teams of three blindfolded players are placed in front of nine metre wide goals 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.
The IBSA Goalball World Championships occurs every four years and is one of the biggest events on the international goalball calendar and this year both open Mens and Womens teams qualified. Throughout the Championships 16 teams will compete for the title of world champions.
We congratulate Sam Byrne and Daniel Pritchard for being selected and wish them as well as both teams the best of luck in Sweden.
For more information please contact us at goalball.org.au/contact