IBSA Goalball partners with EGCA on 75 years of goalball
Date: May 26, 2021
The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball and the European Goalball Club Association (EGCA) will celebrate the 75th anniversary of goalball with a series of activities in 2021.
Kicking off the partnership will be an International Goalball Convention on 12 June. The online event will see panels of experts from the sport discuss both club and international goalball.
The convention will be shown live and feature members of the IBSA Goalball Committee and the EGCA talking to participants about the development of club goalball, competition formats and the future of the game.
The event joins the #Goalball75 celebrations, led by IBSA and IBSA Goalball, which focus on public awareness, education and training through events across the year. These include seminars for coaches and referees as well as the first World Goalball Day later in the year. In addition, IBSA will launch an interactive coaching platform as part of its 40th anniversary where those interested in both grass roots and high performance sport can learn more about goalball.
The partnership with the EGCA will see the publication of a commemorative book where key figures from the sport will share their most cherished memories.
Athletes, coaches, referees and volunteers can also join in by sending short videos to IBSA Goalball or the EGCA on what goalball means to them. These will be used on social media and shown at events in 2021.
Finally, the EGCA will feature the official 75 year anniversary logo at their competitions this year which include the Super European Goalball League Champions League and the Goalball Clubs World Cup.
Registration for the International Goalball Convention on 12 June will open shortly.