Goalball is played exclusively by athletes who are blind or visually impaired. Each group comprises of six players with three members playing the game. The court is 18 meters long and 9 meters long. The goal is at the end of the field with the width of the entire back line (9 meters). In this sport, players throw the ball to opponent’s goal to score points while being blocked using hands and knees.
All athletes must be legally blind, meaning they have less than 10 per cent vision, and are classified as B3, B2, B1 or totally blind. 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.
Who is eligible for goalball?
- Visual impairment
Athletes competing in Goalball all have varying degrees of visual impairment ranging from the B1-B3 sport classes. In order to ensure a fair competition between the teams, all players must wear eyeshades during the game.
|INTERNATIONAL BLIND SPORTS FEDERATION (IBSA) – GOALBALL|
|Address||c/o Henk van Aller, Nijenheim 2419 3704 VJ Zeist the Netherlands|
|Phone||+ 31 6 44 830 820|
|Main Contact||John Potts|
|PERSATUAN SUKAN GOALBALL ORANG BUTA MALAYSIA|
|Address||No. 74, Jalan Kesuma 4C / 2, Bandar Tasik Kesuma,43700 Beranang, Selangor|
|Tel / Fax|
|General Secretary||En. Muhammad Yazid bin Abdullah