2019 IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships

12 International teams will compete in Penrith to be World Youth Champions

Goalball is a unique and exciting Paralympic sport played under blindfold by all players on a volleyball size court with a rubber ball that weighs 1.25kg and has bells in it so the players can use their hearing and reaction to throw and defend the ball during game play. The game was developed after World War 2 for injured soldiers to rehab after losing their vision.

The competition will feature teams from Australia, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, Korea, Poland, Sweden and Thailand for the Paralympic sport of Goalball. This is the 6th IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships and Australia are the defending Youth Girls World Champions after defeating Russia in the 2017 championship held in Budapest, Hungary.

The opening ceremony will commence at 10am on Monday 5, with games continuing until  the closing ceremony on Friday 9. 

Spectator entry to games is available at venue by $2 donation or can be purchased online.

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Goalball promotional and instructional video showing how goal ball is played

 

Penrith City Council, NSW Government, Vision Australia and Afford Disability Services are providing sponsorship and support for this event.

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