What is Goalball?
Goalball is a Paralympic Sport which was designed for people with visual impairments. As everyone wears blacked out masks during the games, anyone sighted can play too.
The game is played on a court the size of a volleyball court and is marked out with string, which is taped down.
Two teams of three people a side try to score in the oppositions nine metre wide goal, using a ball with a bell in it.
For more details about Goalball check out the Goalball UK website
Training Dates for 2012 / 13
We train once a fortnight on a Saturday at either the University's Sutton Bonington Sports Centre (SBSC) or the Jubilee Sports Centre (JSC), between 11am - 1pm. Our training dates for this year are:
1st June (JSC)
15th June (SBSC)
Intermediate / Elite Player SessionsWe also provide a separate training session once per month for intermediate and elite players at the University's Jubilee Sports Centre from 5 - 7pm, on the following dates:
2012 / 13 Competition Schedule
8th Jun 2013
13th Jul 2013
Open Entry Comp
For further details, please check out the Goalball UK website.
How can I join?
You can come along to one of our training sessions or contact the Disability Sport Officer for more information.
You don't need a sports facilities membership to join in, but you will need to complete a registration form and pay £2 per session.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to wear comfortable sports clothing, i.e. tracksuit bottoms, a long sleeved top and trainers.
We will provide you with the following, unless you would like to bring your own:
Blacked out masks
Knee and elbow pads
Other training equipment
Nu2 Sport Sessions
We will be running goalball sessions as part of the Nu2 Sport initiative run by the University and Nottingham Trent University.
The aim is to get more people engaged with sport and physical activity. We want to try and get more people hooked on goalball.
The sessions are only £1 and will be running from 6 - 7.30pm at the Jubilee Sports Centre on:
If you're already a club member please come along and support. If you're new to the sport, please come along and give it a go - you'll love it!