Welcome Welcome to Glasgow Goalball

Members of the club holding a Glasgow Goalball banner

Who we are

Glasgow Goalball has players that are visually impaired and sighted that support each other and are able to play on an equal playing field with the use of eye shades. We have players playing at novice, intermediate,  elite and Great Britain level. We all take responsibility for the running of the club, attending competitions and promoting Goalball.  When we compete in competitions we travel together as a team and support each other to get the best out of everyone.

We love welcoming new players, having a laugh and arranging social events. This allows us to share experiences and learn from each other to help us live independently.

At Glasgow Goalball our doors are always open for people to come and try, its a great sport as it can be played on the first session with no skill but these skills can be progressed making the game very tactful and as fast and furious as you like. All equipment is provided for starting off with but if you enjoy it and want to get competitive then its best to get your own padding for comfort.

We offer a meet and greet service at Glasgow central so get in touch and come and have a go! Players typically meet up a central station before boarding the train to Crookston and Rosshall Academy where the club is based.

Glasgow Goalball Tournament History

Over the past 3 seasons Glasgow Goalball has competed in a number of tournaments and have always had a friendly welcome. These tournaments have been held in Scarbourgh, York, Newcastle and Sheffield.  These have been attended by a number of members and all enjoyed the experiences of playing against other teams from across England.

Transforming Lives

Introductory video to Goalball, made by Goalball UK


Glasgow Goalball is back for 2022!

We have returned to fortnightly goalball training from Monday the 17th of January 2022.

We are following Rosshall Academy's school schedule and run our training sessions while the school is open. We may make changes to the class times for local reasons at short notice so please contact us by email or our contact page to join us. Hope you can make!

email: [email protected]

website: http://glasgow-goalball.org.uk/contact

Returning to Goalball, 2022

Quick update: Following continued Covid disruption to our venue and public transport links we aim to return to fortnightly goalball training from Monday the 17th of January 2022!

Season's Greetings and a Very Happy Hogmanay for 2022!!!

A few weeks ago we had a lovely Christmas lunch in Glasgow's St. Enoch Square with precautions taken to ensure it was a fun and safe meal. It was a very enjoyable catch up, and while Zoom chats helped organise everyone, there is nothing like meeting up in person and chatting around the dinner table! So glad we made it if only once in the last two years!

Glasgow Goalball wishes everyone the very best for 2022! Hope you all have a very Happy Hogmanay wherever you are! We are aiming to be back on Monday the 10th of January 2022 at 18:30 until 20:30. To join us please use the 'Contact Us' page on this website, or, email us at [email protected]

Glasgow Goalball is Back!!!

Classes have now resumed at Rosshall Academy, 131 Crookston Road, Crookston, Glasgow, G52 3PD. Training is from 18:30 to 20:30 every fortnight.

Our next class is on Monday the 29th of November, then on the 13th of December 2021! To join us please use our website contact form or email us.

Classes suspended due to COVID-19

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, our classes stopped on the 16th of March 2020 and remain closed until further notice.
Our Twitter and Facebook pages are continually being updated and our email is monitored if you wish more information. Hopefully, we’ll back be back very soon!!!

Mark Borthwick, Treasurer for Glasgow Goalball, Successfully Applies For Funding

A warm thank you to BOOST, Building On Overlooked Sporting Talent, Charitable Trust for providing us with funding to cover our costs and continue our goalball training. We very much appreciate your recognition and support.


Glasgow Goalball Team Member is Mentioned in the GoalBallTimes Issue 36

The Goalball UK newsletter for September 2019 has an article mentioning Glasgow Goalball member Paul Cunningham.

The article was titled “Impressive Off-Court Challenges Completed by Goalball UK Members”. Paul helped “Vision of Adventure” raise some much needed funds by taking part in the Brighton to London bike ride on the 15th of September 2019.

Vision of Adventure are a charity based in the Lake District who do a fantastic job organising outdoor activities for visually impaired adults. Paul cycled over 56 miles to raise over twice his target. In total including gift aid he reached an amazing £657.



Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting with Alan, Alex, Andrea, Graeme, and Lorna was held at the Crystal Palace in Glasgow City Centre.

We discussed social media use and progress to date, our current fortnightly training schedule, club finances, work with scouts groups, club promotion success particularly with; the club banner, Glasgow Life Activity Finder entry.

The cross training successes of Andrea and Paul with 'Vision of Adventure' - a non profit organisation enabling those with a visual impairment to pursue outdoor activities.

Goalball UK tournaments we attended were discussed along with upcoming coaching courses we may attend. A brief discussion of administration tasks concluded the latest insurance payment will be made soon, the risk assessment and first aid paperwork has been already been completed.

We concluded the meeting to order food and drinks then relaxed and joked for the remainder of the night. Good pizza, good laugh, and we’ll all be back at training on Monday the 19th of August 2019.

Andrea Wins the British Triathlon - Artic One Paratriathlon Festival 2019

On the 27th of May 2019 in Dorney outside Windsor, Glasgow Goalball's Andrea completed the Artic One Paratriathlon Festival 2019 British Championships with Vision of Adventure. Andrea took first place in a time of 1 hour 34 minutes and 6 seconds! A podium photo of her can be found on Vision of Adventure's Facebook page at:


Her official results are at:

North West Regional Tournament

The picture shows Frances and Mark on the left and, Andrea, Graeme, and Paul on the right. Hanging out in the hanging city in the Merchants 1688, 29 Castle Hill just below the infamous Lancaster Castle and a ten-minute walk from Lancaster Railway Station.

A really lovely time in Lancaster!