*Courtesy of IBSA
Goalball was invented in 1946 by Austrian, Hanz Lorenzen, and German Sepp Reindle, in an effort to help in the rehabilitation of blinded war veterans.
The game was introduced to the world in 1976 at the Paralympics in Toronto, Canada and has been played at every Paralympic since. As well every four years a World Competitions has been held with the first being in Austria in 1978. Since that time the popularity of goalball has increased to where it is played competitively in all IBSA regions.
Goalball New Zealand is a Blind Sport New Zealand affiliated sporting group and lead Goalball in New Zealand, with active clubs throughout the country.
Interested in GOALBALL? Contact Goalball New Zealand today to find your local club.