Students set sights on goalball championships
Year 8 students at Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina campus are hoping to enter the schools state championship in goalball, after having recently been introduced to the sport.
Goalball is designed for athletes with a vision impairment, using a ball with bells inside it.
"The object is to roll a ball with bells inside it into the opponent's goal while the opposing players try to block the ball with their bodies," said campus principal Ms Kerrie O'Heir.
"The bells inside the ball help to orientate the players by indicating the direction of the oncoming ball.
"Therefore while play is in progress, complete silence is required to allow the players to concentrate and react to the ball as it comes close by.
"All student thoroughly enjoyed the game, had a laugh and are looking forward to another game during Week 10.
"We are also hoping to form a school team to represent the school at a local competition with the hopes of going to the schools state championships."
Newsletter, 12 Apr 2021
Kerrie O'Heir, BWSC Umina