Goalball is an exciting team sport for athletes with a vision impairment and sighted players of all ages. 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 as well.
The Association provides development opportunities for new players to improve their skill level and fitness at training sessions, development camps and representative squads and players can also compete in representative Goalball at state, national and international level, including the Paralympics.
Whilst sighted players can compete up to National level, a vision impairment classification is required to compete internationally.
The Association offers Goalball programs in Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns and will continue to expand throughout the state.
All new Association members will receive their first two (2) sessions for free and will have access to Goalball equipment (goalball, eyeshades and arm/knee pads) at the program.
If members wish to continue participating after their two free sessions they can register with the program officer and once they become familiar with the sport, they will be encouraged to purchase pads and eyeshades of their own.
Download our Goalball Fact Sheet for more information
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, please get in touch with us below.