Goalball is a team Paralympic sport that was introduced during the 1976 Toronto Paralympic Games and is now played worldwide across 100 nations. Goalball is the only team sport for blind and vision impaired athletes that is not an adapted version of a pre existing game. The unique sport has also made an impact on spectators with Goalball recorded as the most attended event outside of athletics at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
In Victoria, Goalball is played at a local and state level. Since the early 1880s Goalball has been played at Scotch College (Corner of Glenferrie/Callantina Road) in Hawthorn. Through participation in two local eight week competitions, training and state representation members have the opportunity to develop skills in a safe environment that promotes social inclusion and creates a community to belong too.
As Goalball is a unique sport they host Come & Try Sessions/ Bring a Friend Day. These days are a great opportunity for anyone (sighted or vision impaired) to try Goalball. These sessions are conducted in a safe and friendly environment and are run by experienced players who will take you through the game step by step