Goalball

Goalball

Goalball is an exciting team sport for athletes with vision impairment and sighted players. Two teams of three blindfolded players throw a bell-ball towards their opponent’s goal, using their body to protect their own goal. The game requires team communication, coordination and strategic skills, and offers many social and physical benefits.

Download our goalball fact sheet for more details.

Local programs

Players of all ages and abilities can play goalball at the Brisbane and Cairns programs. Check the goalball fact sheet for times, dates and venues.

Development

Our Association provides development opportunities for new players to improve their skill level and fitness. Local development opportunities may include training sessions, development camps and representative squads.

Competition opportunities and pathways

Players can compete in representative goalball at state, national and international level, including the Paralympics. Players have to be classified to compete nationally and internationally.

Image of Australian goalball representative Meica Christensen mid-throw during a goalball match

Equipment

Goalball equipment (goalball, goggles, arm/knee pads) is provided at the program. Regular players are encouraged to purchase their own pads and goggles.

Other roles

You don’t have to play goalball to be involved.  You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at the Brisbane office or email.

Check our calendar for upcoming events.

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