Goalball

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
Classification

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
Mail goalball@ibsasport.org
Website http://www.ibsasport.org
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
Email goalballmalaysia2013@gmail.com
General Secretary En. Muhammad Yazid bin Abdullah

(019-281 8023)