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Facilitator

Victorian Goalball Association

Description

Goalball is a team sport specifically designed for people who are blind or have low vision. It is played on a court with goals at each end spanning nine metres wide and 1.3 metres tall. Two teams of three players are in charge of defending these goals while attempting to score against their opposition. To score, teams must successfully throw the ball past the opposition’s defence and into their goals.

During a game, all players are blindfolded and react to the sound of the bells inside the ball. Players place themselves between the goals and the ball coming towards them, with help from their teammates and the tactile markings on the ground. The use of eyeshades in goalball creates a level playing field for all players and means that fully sighted people can also participate.

We invite both vision impaired and sighted people of all ages to participate in our programs. Through playing Goalball, participants have the opportunity to:

  • improve their fitness, balance and coordination
  • develop communication and teamwork skills
  • create new friendships
  • improve their independence and orientation skills
  • develop a sense of belonging in a supportive community

When

Our programs run on Saturdays from March to September.

Where 

Scotch College Junior School Gym (Enter via Entry 7, corner of Glenferrie Road and Callantina Road Hawthorn)

Scotch College is accessible by public transport, being a 10 minute walk from Kooyong Station (Glen Waverley Line) or alternatively, Tram No. 16, Stop 68, Callantina Road/ Glenferrie Road.

Cost of activity

Junior - Full Membership $80

Senior - Full Membership $180

Week to week/Casual Member $10 per session

Contact Person 

Secretary / Email: info@goalball.org.au


How to Get Involved

 

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