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2014 Nationals - Auckland

 

 

The 2014 Goalball Nationals were held in Auckland, 27-29 September 2014. The tournament results are now available.
 

 

 
 2014 AGM
The 2014 Goalball New Zealand Annual General Meeting will be held at 6pm, Friday 26 September in the cafeteria at Awhina House (Blind Foundation), 4 Maunsell Road, Parnell, Auckland. As it will be after hours, access cannot be gained via the front of the building.  All access will be through the rec centre at the rear of the building (Titoki Street entrance).
 

2013 Nationals - Napier

The 2013 Goalball Nationals will be at Napier Boy's High School.  Find tournament results under the tournament link.


2012 Nationals - Christchurch

The 2012 National Championships are to be held October 12 - 14 at Christchurch Boy's High School. Full details of the tournament can be found at the above link.


Development Team Travels to Australia

GNZ sent a men's development team to the Australian Nationals in 2010 and though the results on paper did not look that good the team had great moments on court and got very close at times to giving them Aussies a real surprise. Troy Ramsay has provided a summary of the trip to the Aussie Nationals - read at the above link.

GNZ Nationals 2010 Results and Summary

Another great nationals held down in Christchurch 2010 and you can read a summary of the games and results at the above link.

Good Luck all you Goalballers for the 2010 Year

World champs this year and good luck to all participants.
Here in NZ our nationals will be held September / October and details will be available in the next couple of months.
Good luck at club level to everyone and keep promoting the game to the young and young at heart, new members are always welcome and help to keep the sport lively and refreshing.


December 2009 - The Goalball year in summary

Troy Ramsay kindly supplied a great summary of the 2009 year of goalball at the national and international level at the above link - so close and yet so far...

We would be glad to hear from and link with other goalballers and their web resources, so if you are not in our links page, then let us know and we will gladly add you to the list.

Block well and see you on court.



January 2006

Presidents Message

Read a message from our President at the above link describing many events undertaken over the last six months of this year. Wow! what a busy Goalball year it has been!

14 November 2004

Biggest Nationals Yet 19 - 21 November

The upcoming Nationals at the Onehunga Working Men's Club is going to be the biggest and probably the best so far. The press release publicising the weekend is at the above link.


29 July 2004

Auckland Blind Sports and Recreation Club Takes On RNZFB Staff

The following is a summary of last nights goalball evening hosted by the Auckland Blind Sports and Recreation Club (ABSRC). Charles Tauhore reports on a successful and fun evening at the link above.

16 June 2004

Fine Performance in First Goalball Tests

On June 12 2004 The men's and women's New Zealand Goalball teams took part in their first international test, and though both teams lost can be duly proud of the games played and the final results against a very strong opposition. Full press release here.

1 June 2004

New Zealand Goalball In First International Test

On June 12 2004 The men's and women's New Zealand Goalball teams will take on Australia in their first international test. The GNZ Press release found here has full details.

27 May 2004

Pulse Data Sponsors NZ Teams

Pulse Data International has become the proud sponsor of the New Zealand Goalball teams. You can read their Press Release at the link above. GNZ would like to thank Pulse Data for their generous on going support of our sport, a game they see as valuable to the blind and visually impaired community as we do.

15 May 2004

New Zealand Goalball teams selected

The teams that will be attending the Australian State Championships have been selected. The team lists, coaches and the like can be found above.

4 May 2004

Productive and Hard Working Training Camp

Over the weekend of May 1st and 2nd a training camp was held in Auckland to select the teams for the Australian State competition as well as general training and skills improvement. Read more about the weekend at the link above.

1 March 2004

GNZ Vision Statement available online

The vision statement for goalball that was put together last year by the board and approved at the AGM last November can be read at the link above.
Comments are welcome and can be emailed to the board at any time.

12 November 2003

Palmerston North Development Camp A Great Success

Twenty-five goalballers got together last weekend for and excellent 2 days of goalball. Click on the link above for more.

27 September 2003

Wellington takes on Canterbury in Clash of the Codes

Wellington travelled to Christchurch as part of the Clash of the Provinces recently.


17 July 2003

Central Auckland Meets For The First Time

Dennis Wells reports on a Goalball evening in the Central Auckland area.

On Thursday 17 July approximately 12 people assembled at the Onehunga RSA for an introduction to goalball. There were 4 female players and 6 male players with an additional 2 who decided to just watch the proceedings. The evening took the form of a short discussion on goalball, its origins and rules. Then a chance for everyone to get orientated to the court dimensions. After this a short warm-up was held and then some teaching of the defensive aspects of the game. After everyone got confident with the block and defence positions a couple of gentle paced games were had. Everyone said that they enjoyed the evening and were keen to have another go when the Auckland Blind Sport and Recreation Club held another evening. The session finished with the group retiring to the restaurant for a well earnt meal and social gathering.

It was a great evening and hopefully another one will follow soon. There is sufficient interest to get a female team together and a male team for any competitions that may be held.

16 June 2003

GNZ takes on Australian State Teams

New Zealand Goalball recently traveled to Canberra to take part in the Australian National championships held in Canberra.
Press Release and Photographs

10 June 2003

Sulphur City Sports Weekend

Over Queens Birthday weekend Rotorua hosted a very successful sports weekend that included goalball and cricket. Dennis Wells has provided a report on the very popular event.
Full Report