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Goalball is an exciting Paralympic, indoor, 3-aside team sport, of attack and defend. The sport was originally devised in 1946 to help rehabilitate soldiers who had lost their sight during the war. It has been played throughout the world ever since by people who are blind or partially sighted.
Players must wear eye shades at all times ensuring fair competition. All international athletes must be legally blind, meaning they have less than 10 per cent vision. At National level, all ages and abilities, both visually impaired and fully sighted play together.
Teams are made up of six players, with three members playing at any one time. The object of the game is to throw a ball using a bowling motion past the opponents and into their net to score. This can be achieved by bouncing, curving, and spinning the shots around the opponents. For more information please see our website.