February 2, 2017

News

8th of February 2018 11:00 PM Link
Some photos of the juniors and youth on the first day back. Hope to see more in the up and coming weeks.
Photo description: photo of goal third of court. In front of goals are 4 young participants equally placed across the court. 3 players are stretched out practicing blocking the ball. One player is sitting up watching on. In front of the players facing them is a man, who is the coach (also president), giving instructions to the players.
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3rd of February 2018 08:15 AM Link
Hi All
There is a new facebook group for the discussion and sharing of thoughts and ideas in relation to the development of Junior/Youth Goalball. If this is an area of interest to you, please join the page as per below and engage with others from around the world.
28th of January 2018 11:08 AM Link
Just a reminder:
Goalball WA will be back on Saturday 3rd Feb 2018. Held at the hall at Visability, on Saturdays and Monday evenings. 2018 will consist of juniors, youth and seniors. As some of the juniors now will be moving up the the youth program, Goalball WA invites new members to both juniors and youth (and of course seniors). Term one will be preseason and skill building - learning the skills, the rules and the court.
If you already know you are with us for the season, registration is through the website. http://www.goalballwa.com/membership/ In 2018, the National Goalball tournament will be held here in WA also, which is very exciting.
15th of December 2017 02:03 AM Link
Preseason - Term 1 is for skills development, learning the rules and the court lay out.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/655095537948238/
Pre Season Begins
Preseason - Term 1 is for skills development, learning the rules and the court lay out.
3rd of February 2018 01:30 AM
15th of December 2017 01:59 AM
Goalball WA will be back on Saturday 3rd Feb 2018. Held at the hall at Visability, on Saturdays and Monday evenings. 2018 will consist of juniors, youth and seniors. As some of the juniors now will be moving up the the youth program, Goalball WA invites new members to both juniors and youth (and of course seniors). Term one will be preseason and skill building - learning the skills, the rules and the court.
In 2018, the National Goalball tournament will be held here in WA also, which is very exciting.
12th of December 2017 01:35 AM Link
GOALBALL TEAMS QUALIFY FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!
11th December 2017
Goalball teams qualify for World Championships!
Blind Sports Australia, with Goalball Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee are pleased to advise that both the Australian Women’s Goalball team (Aussie Belles) and the Australian Men’s Goalball team (Aussie Storm) have been awarded a place in the Goalball World Championships in Sweden in June 2018.

The Australian Women’s team are currently ranked 7th in the world, and the men are ranked 23rd. This invite is very exciting for the goalball community in Australia as we have been working hard to provide opportunities and pathways for athletes with a vision impairment. Our senior players are now being rewarded for this commitment to training and competitions to become elite athletes and represent their country.

Aussie Storm players Michael Sheppard and Jon Horsburgh are excited at the opportunity ahead, “It has been a long time since an Australian men’s team has qualified for a world event in Goalball. It’s been a tough slog, especially in such a competitive region as Asia Pacific, but after a four-year re-building phase our hard work and sacrifice is paying off. We are working hard to continue improving so we can take it to the best in the world.”
Goalball is a Paralympic sport for people with a vision impairment. Goalball enjoys great popularity in Australia and around the world and was the 2nd most popular spectator sport at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

You can check out this amazing sport on YouTube at these links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_bcU7RlA9k
or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJifbI_OSps&t=113s
Goalball is a fast and exciting game where vision impaired athletes try and roll or bounce a bell-ball into the back of their opponent’s goal. The game is played by partially blind and totally blind athletes and because of this all athletes are required to wear totally blacked out eyeshades to ensure a “level playing field” for all participants. The ball weighs 1.25kg and has bells in it so the players can track the ball and try and prevent it from scoring. Once blocked that team retrieves the ball and hurls the ball at the opposition team to try and score themselves. The fastest throwers in the world have been timed at throwing the ball up to 90km per hour! Needless to say, the thought of blocking a 1.25kg ball with your body when you can’t see it coming and it is travelling up to 90km an hour means that this game is not for the faint hearted!
For more information, you are welcome to contact Pam Hyden, Goalball Australia President at pamelahyden@gmail.com or Mob: 0420 207 712.
11th of December 2017 12:43 PM Link
11th of December 2017 11:49 AM Link
8th of December 2017 02:51 AM Link
You are looking at the BRONZE medalists, PSG Goalball 2017. Great work team!
Photo Description: Photo of the WA team at the presentations ceremony in their goalball uniforms. The are seated on the court with their backs towards us. From the left is a young man with the number one jersey, a young lady with a number 2 jersey, a young man with the number 3 jersey and a young lady with the number 4 jersey. Seated in front of them is team South Australia. In the far back of the photos is a man presenting the medals and I assume saying some accolades.
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7th of December 2017 02:54 AM Link
Thank you to School Sports Western Australia for the video of our PSG team in action.
Video description: Video is of team Western Australia starting with the ball, hurling it down the court to team NSW who receives, then returns the pass. The video contains 4 passes.