Goalball

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The 2017-18 competitive & recreational goalball season gets underway Saturday, September 16th at the George Dixon Centre in Halifax!

Rec goalball, for teens & adults of all levels, will be Saturdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Junior goalball will be Saturdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Competitive men’s & women’s goalball will be Sundays from 4 to 6 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays respectively.

Everyone is welcome, including new volunteers! Drop in and give goalball a go. We’ll provide the gear, experienced coaches & officials, and fun & inclusive environment! See you out on the court!

Questions? Email us at info@blindsportsnovascotia.ca or message us on Facebook.

silhouette of someone blocking a goalball

Goalball is a Paralympic sport that was created after WWII for blinded veterans. It is a team sport played by athletes who are blind or visually impaired. Played on a volleyball sized court on a gym floor with goals at either end spanning the entire back line, two teams of three players compete by throwing a ball along the floor and into the opposite team’s goal. The opposing team attempts to physically block the ball from crossing the goal line. Because players can have different levels of vision, all participants are blindfolded to create a level playing field.  The players orient themselves on the court by feeling the raised lines on the floor; and the ball has bells in it, allowing players to hear the ball during play.  Goalball is played throughout the world by both men’s and women’s teams, with international competition culminating at the World Championships and Paralympics.

 

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