Goalball is exclusively a sport for athletes with a visual impairment, invented during World War II in an effort to rehabilitate blind veterans.

How to play

The object of the game is to roll the ball into the opponent's goal while the opposing players try to block the ball with their bodies.
Bells inside the ball help orientate the players indicating the direction within which the ball is coming. Therefore whilst play is in progress, complete silence is required.

Paralympic Classification 

All blind athletes in all three classes (B1 - B3) compete in an open competition.

Where and When

If you want to try Goalball please get in touch with Parafed BOP to check for availablility of equipment.


Suzanne Morrison, Parafed Bay of Plenty suzanne@parafedbop.co.nz 021 293 9252

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