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Goalball Club

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The Nottinghamshire Sheriffs Goalball Club was set up by the University in partnership with My Sight Nottinghamshire in 2010.

We are one of Goalball UK's legacy clubs and are focussed on growing the sport within the University and out into the wider community.

IGoalball is a great sport which is good for your all-round fitness, coordination, spatial awareness, flexibility and strength.

 
 

What is Goalball?

Goalball is a Paralympic sport which was designed for people with visual impairments. As everyone wears blacked out eyeshades during the games, it is open to sighted players 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 try to score in the opposition’s nine-metre-wide goal, using a ball with a bell in it.

For more details check out the Goalball UK website or this club video

How can I join? 

You can just turn up to one of our training sessions, or contact our Disability Sport Officer before you attend. UoN sports and fitness membership is not required to play, but you will need to complete a registration from and pay £3 per session (£5 for those who require transport to Sutton Bonington).

New volunteers are always welcome as we look to increase our club programme. 

There are lots of opportunities that you could get involved with including coaching, supporting training sessions and competitions, as well as help with managing promotions and social media activity. For more information, please contact us.

 

What should I bring?

You will need to wear comfortable sports clothing; tracksuit bottoms, a long-sleeved top and trainers for example. We will provide you with the following, unless you would like to bring your own.

  • Blacked-out masks
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Goal balls
  • Other training equipment

Club training and competitions

Our sessions cater for all abilities from beginner through to elite level. 

We train once a fortnight on Saturdays from 11am- 2pm at the Sutton Bonington sports centre. Each training session costs £3 or £5 with transport. 

We also compete in Goalball UK's national leagues, entering teams in the novice, intermediate and elite competitions. 

Click here for the 2019 - 20 calendar
September - December 2019
 Date Time Venue Level
14th Sept 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training 
21st Sept  All day Peterborough Novices / Intermediates comp
5th Oct 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
19th Oct 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
2nd Nov 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
16th Nov 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
30th Nov All day Peterborough Novices / intermediates comp
14th Dec 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training

 

January - April 2020
 Date Time Venue Level
18th Jan 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training 
1st Feb  10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
15th Feb All day Peterborough Novices / intermediates comp
29th Feb 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
7th & 8th Mar All day Birmingham Intermediate Trophy
14th Mar 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
28th Mar 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training            

 

May - June 2020
 Date Time Venue Level
9th May 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training 
16th May  All day Sheffield Novices Shield
23rd May 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
June TBC All day Brunel University GB Cup comp (elite)
6th Jun 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
20th Jun 10-1pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre Club training
4th Jul All day EIS Sheffield End of season comp

 

 

 

University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000
email: sport@nottingham.ac.uk