Primary Goalball Championships
Goalball is played exclusively by athletes who are blind or visually impaired in the Paralympics. It was invented in 1946 to help rehabilitate veterans who had lost their sight during the Second World War. During our Hull Active Schools competitions all players must wear opaque eyeshades at all times ensuring fair competition. Teams are made up of four players, with three members playing at any one time on court and a ‘sighted’ player situated behind the goal. The object of the game is to throw a ball past the opponents and into their net to score points. Players stay on their hands and knees to defend their net and score against their opponents.
We had 23 school teams compete over two seperate events at Sirius Academy West and The Waudby Sports Centre. Biggin Hill primary school won each competition at the Waudby Centre, with Chiltern Y3/4 and Priory Y5/6 teams winning at the Sirius Academy event.