Category Archives: Goalball

5th Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament Nov 22-24 2019

THE RESULTS ARE IN! 

Men’s Division
1st – Nova Scotia
2nd – Quebec
3rd – Ontario

Rec. Division
1st – NS Women
2nd – Bob Juniors
3rd – Ship Recs

Check out the Facebook event for detailed scores. 

The 5th edition of the Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament is the only event of its kind in Atlantic Canada. The 2019  competition will host teams from Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. This opportunity to compete would not be possible without incredible sponsors!

Poster Description: A shoulders up profile photo of a person with short curly hair and wearing goalball eyeshades in deep focus. 5th Annual Nova Scotia Open Goalball Tournament Nov 22-24 2019 Citadel High, Halifax Admission is Free! Blind Sports NS and provincial coat of arms lion in yellow. Featured Sponsors logos include: Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance Centre; Accessible Media Inc; PNL Communications Group; CNIB Foundation.

THANK YOU to our GOLD sponsors this year! ACCEL Physiotherapy and Sport Performance Centre, a supporter of the tournament since day 1, and PNL Communications Group.

Accel Physiotherapy & Sport Performance logo

PNL Communications Group

 

3 Medals for Nova Scotia Goalball at Eastern Canadians!

Nova Scotia was very well represented this past weekend at the Eastern Canadians goalball competition in Brantford, ON. 

The NS Ship Recs brought home gold medals, securing first place for the third year in a row in the open rec. division! The co-ed team earned 5 wins and 1 tie.  

Young Nova Scotians also brought home hard-earned hardware! Youth teams, the Blizzards and Bluenosers captured gold and bronze respectively. 

Congratulations the athletes & coaches! We are beyond proud. Go Nova Scotia Go!

Check out the Chronicle Herald news article. 

NS ship recs, coaches, team golden guide dog Lennie NS Youth teams Blizzards & Bluenoses group photo with coaches All NS Youth & Ship Recs teams & coachesAll photos courtesy of Robyn Merrithew

 

Goalball Glides into Cape Breton

We had a great time sharing goalball with Cape Breton on the weekend and we’re not finished yet! If you’re interested in giving goalball a try or would like to organize a demonstration, we’d love to hear from you.

Cape Breton Post Article – Goalball Glides into Cape Breton

Three-year-old Lily Carmichael takes off her blindfold goggles as she speaks to women’s senior provincial goalball player Jennie Bovard of Halifax. - Contributed
Three-year-old Lily Carmichael takes off her blindfold goggles as she speaks to women’s senior provincial goalball player Jennie Bovard of Halifax. – Contributed

 

2 NS Athletes Named March Cleve’s Source for Sports Athletes of the Month

Congratulations, Jennifer and John!! We’re incredibly proud of you both for being named Cleve’s Source for Sports Athletes of the Month in March!!

“Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, 31, of Halifax has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month. MacNeil-Noble and the Nova Scotia Ship Recs mixed goalball team clinched a gold medal at the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament in Brantford, ON. In addition to netting 11 goals throughout the tournament, MacNeil-Noble provided strong defensive play by making crucial saves for her team.

Also a member of the Nova Scotia Ship Recs, the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Team Athlete of the Month is John Courtney. The forty-one year-old from Halifax was a key player netting a personal best 11 goals throughout the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament. This included the game winning goal in a 5-4 victory over Kingston in the gold medal game.”

Read the full article: March Cleve’s Source for Sports

NS Ship Recs win gold a 2nd year in a row at ON Provincial/Eastern Goalball Tournament. From left to right: Peter Parsons (coach), Yvon Clement, Adam Noble, John Courtney, Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, Linda MacRae Triff (coach).