Fancy trying a new sport in a fun and welcoming space? Then Goalball might be for you!
What is Goalball?
Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for blind players. It is played by fully-sighted or visually impaired players. All players wear eyeshades, allowing everyone to compete on an equal footing.
Participants compete in teams of three. Teams try to throw a ball with bells inside it into the opponents’ goal. Players must use the bell’s sound to judge the ball’s position and movement.
Teams alternate throwing or rolling the ball from one end of the playing area to the other. Players remain in the area of their own goal in both defence and attack.
About Glasgow Goalball
Glasgow Goalball is the only goalball club in Scotland with sighted and visually impaired players.
Glasgow Goalball’s doors are always open for people to come and try. No prior experience is needed. Beginners are welcome. All equipment is provided to start off with to see if you enjoy it before committing to buying your own equipment.
When and where
Glasgow Goalball classes are held fortnightly on a Monday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
There is a meet-and-greet service at Glasgow Central. Players typically meet at Central Station around 6pm before boarding the train to Crookston. The club is based at Rosshall Academy.
The participation fee is £5 for the rental of the hall but everyone is welcome to a free taster session to see if they like it.
What to wear
Please bring comfortable sportswear. A long-sleeved sports top with track suit bottoms and trainers are typically worn. Elbow pads and knee pads are provided at the sessions.
If you would like to find out more about Goalball, including upcoming sessions, then please contact Glasgow Goalball through either of the ways listed below:
If you live outside Glasgow, or cannot commute to the Glasgow Goalball club, then have a look at the Goalball UK website to see if there is a club near you:
Posted on the: December 19, 2022