NSW Goalball has a number of different programs that help expand goalball in our Schools and Community Regions throughout NSW.
In 2008 we started our Goalball for Schools program, working with Dept of Education and vision support teachers within Public, Catholic & Independent school networks NSW Goalball gave exposure to over 8,000 students with many schools having at least one vision impaired or blind student play for their school. This gave sighted students awareness of vision impaired student which made integration through participation possible.
In 2017 NSW Goalball will run 3 referee & coaching practical workshops to be held at Trinity Grammar Prep School with entrance to the Goalball gym through Llandilo Avenue Strathfield, NSW. The clinics will be held on Sundays April 9, May 6 & June 4 from 10am to 4pm and will give Goalball Australia Level 1 certification.
Referee Blow Up initiative is designed increase the number of referee and officials in the state. We will be partnering Sport NSW to market our unique sport to Universities and Community Groups such as Rotary, Lions & Volunteer groups.
Coaching Clipboard is a strategic plan to bring in coaches from other professional sports into our state training camps to increase the ability to be an innovative force in Australian and World Goalball. Key sports in this coaching initiative are Field events like Discuss, Hammer Throw & Javelin, Ten Pin Bowling, Handball, Futsal & Softball/baseball & cross fit to strengthen the core strength of players.
Goalball is the only sport that is endorsed by Catholic and NSW Dept of Education in addition to the Australian Paralympic Committee for blind and vision impaired athletes.