Goalball is a unique Paralympic team sport for visually impaired players. However, in the UK, anyone can play as everyone wears eye shades. Instead of using sight, you listen for the audible ball and feel for the tactile court.
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What is goalball?

Goalball is an exciting indoor Paralympic sport, played 3-aside team sport, in which players attack and defend.

Goalball has been played throughout the world ever since, at the highest level, by people who are blind or partially sighted. The idea of the game is to score goals by bowling the ball along the floor, past the opposing team.

At elite level, Goalball is played over two halves of 12 minutes each, with games lasting for approximately 50 minutes.

Find out more about how to play goalball formats.

Equipment needed

  • Goalballs
  • Eye shades
  • Court space
  • Goals

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School Games Organisers

School Games Organisers (SGO) help schools coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club.

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