Goalball is a sport that can be played year round.  Goalball is a Paralympic sport exclusive to athletes with visual impairments, played by both men and women.  Goalball is played in a gym. The objective of the game is to throw the ball using a bowling motion into the opponent’s net while the opposing players try to block the ball with their bodies. Goalball is played on a court with tactile markings to help orientate the players to their location on the court. The ball also has noise bells which help players track the direction of the ball. Silence during playtime is critical to allow the players to listen, concentrate, and react.  In Nova Scotia, there is an entry point to this sport for everyone of all ages through Blind Sports NS, with both recreational and competitive options.

Goalball equipment includes a ball which has bells inside of it, a net, and eyeshades.  Other pieces of personal equipment such as knee pads and jerseys are optional.  Goalball is currently available in Halifax through Blind Sports NS at the George Dixon Centre.

Individual Program Information

Central Region
Blind Sports NS – Halifax

For more information, contact: 
Jennie Bovard