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Football, Goalball and Judo events added to IBSA competition calendar

Date: December 10, 2015

Category: Football

The IBSA competition calendar for 2016 is filling up with championships, tournaments and other events in many sports, and in particular in the three IBSA sports on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games programme – football, goalball and judo.

The following events have been added to the calendar this week (click on the links for more information and entry forms):


2016 FEDC Invitational Goalball Tournament, 24th-26th June 2016

The tournament is hosted by the Spanish Blind Sports Federation and will take place in Villaviciosa de Odón near Madrid. The entry fee is 300 € per person, including accommodation and full board from Thursday’s dinner to lunch on Sunday, and transport from Madrid airport to the venue and back.

For more information on the event contact [email protected].


Open German Judo Championships 2016 and International Training Camp, 5th – 9th Februay 2016

The events take place in Heidelberg and are hosted by the German Disability Sports Federation and the German Judo Federation. The camp runs from the 5th to the 9th and the competition will take place on the 6th. 

The deadline for entries is January 2nd 2016 and the contact email is [email protected]


Thessaloniki International Blind Football Tournament 2016 and 2nd IBSA Euro Challenge Cup in Blind Football 2016, 3rd-9th May 2016

The international tournament is an annual affair on the blind football calendar and is run by Pirsos Blind Sports Club. Next year's tournament has been brought forward to May to enable some of the countries that have qualified for Rio to take part in a top-level event prior to the games. A number of countries have already confirmed their involvement in the event.

At the same time as the international tournament the 2nd IBSA Challenge Cup 2016 will take place. It follows on from the highly successful first Challenge Cup in Prague in July 2014.

The tournament is aimed at emerging blind football countries in Europe and a maximum of six countries will compete. It is run as part of the UEFA-funded IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe.


For more information on the 2nd IBSA Challenge Cup 2016 contact [email protected].


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