Story: Disability sport



Goalball is a game of hand and ear coordination, developed in the 1940s to help rehabilitate blinded soldiers. The game involves a ball with a bell inside it. Two teams of six players defend their own goal and try to score against their opponents. As some players may be partially sighted, all are blindfolded.

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Ian McDonald, 'Disability sport - Disability and para sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Ian McDonald, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Feb 2022 with assistance from Catriona McBean