July 2, 2017
The Vancouver Goalball Club is excited to announce we will be hosting the third annual International Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam tournament from March 9 – 11, 2018 in Langley BC.
There will be prize money for the top three teams of the tournament in the amounts of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for first, second, and third place respectively.
The final registration deadline is February 1, 2018 but admissions will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis. The Information Package and First Entry Form are available below:
March 5, 2017
That’s a wrap! The 2017 International Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam was a huge success and we can’t thank our sponsors enough. Congratulations to all teams on your hard-fought battles throughout the tournament. The full results can be found below.
We would like to recognize the support of our sponsors for making this event possible. We look forward to partnering again in future years.
Photos of game action will be available shortly.
Grand Slam in the News:
February 9, 2017
2017 International Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam
The Vancouver Goalball Club is pleased to be hosting our second International Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam from March 3-4, 2017.
Location: Timms Community Centre (20399 Douglas Crescent), in Langley, BC.
Click here for the full schedule: 2017 International Vancouver Goalball Grand Slam – PDF
We were hoping to introduce the exciting addition of a women’s division to the 2017 tournament, but unfortunately due to insufficient registration, we have had to cancel the women’s division.
There will be a $5,000 Grand Prize awarded to the winning team of the tournament. This award will be presented at our awards ceremony and banquet happening at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 4th.
Registration forms and Information package can be found below. Please do not hesitate to contact Ahmad Zeividavi, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you in beautiful British Columbia for another successful tournament!
Click the link below to find this information on the IBSA goalball calendar.
(The Disability Sports Network will be providing live audio and video coverage of the Tournament.)
Canada names Rio Paralympic goalball team
Check out the CBC article
A huge congratulations to four of our club members on being named to the Canadian National Goalball Teams! Ahmad Zeividavi, Doug Ripley, Brendan Gaulin and Ashlie Andrews will be representing Team Canada at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro from September 7 to 18, 2016. We are so proud of these athletes and wish them the best of luck on their exciting journey to the Paralympic Games!
Go Canada Go!
Click here to check out the “Spectator’s Guide” for Goalball at the 2016 Summer Games.
- Goalball made it’s Paralympic debut in Toronto in 1976.
- The Canadian Women’s team is tied with the USA team for most Paralympic medals with a total of 5. Canada has won 2 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronze.
May 24, 2016
Training Camp 2016
From May 20-22, 2016 the Vancouver Goalball Club hosted a Training Camp at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby, BC.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 5 sessions and 15 hours of shots, blocks, drills, training, and games. John estimated that he threw over 300 shots throughout the weekend! … ice bath needed.
The Vancouver Goalball club was excited to welcome Canadian Olympic softball player and pitching coach, Kaila Holtz for one of the sessions. Although she was unfamiliar to the sport of goalball prior to attending training camp; her expertise in both sports medicine, and high-performance coaching was highly beneficial to us. So great to see cross-over between National Team athletes of different sports!
We are grateful to have so many incredible supporters who make events like this possible. A huge thank you to ViaSport British Columbia and the Province of British Columbia for the funding they provided. Also a big thanks to BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association for their partnership. Without you, there would be no training camp.