Goalball

On Friday 18th November we took three of the KS2 children to take part in the first disability sport of the year, Goalball.

Goalball was invented during World War 2 when soldiers had damaged their eyes in battle and could no longer play football or rugby. The game involves 2 teams of 3 blindfolded for the duration of the game and rolling a ball, with a bell inside, towards the opponents goal.

After losing the first game, we reacted brilliantly to win 1 and draw the next 2 to qualify for the Super 4’s. This was a tough competition against Greenways, Westborough and Blenheim and saw us win 1 lose 1 and draw 1 which was good enough for a 3rd place finish and a bronze medal.

This was a great achievement as it isn’t easy to lose one of your main senses and play sport but Ruby D, Josie S and Claydon C performed brilliantly.

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