This weekend, the Nova Scotia men’s goalball team and Tarah Sawler head to Quebec for the 2016 Canadian Senior National Goalball Championships. We’d like to wish all athletes and coaches the best of luck! Full schedule available here: Full Schedule
The tournament is hosted by Association sportive des aveugles du Québec and the Canadian Blind Sports and will be held in Quebec City on April 22-24, 2016. Competition will be held at the Cégep de Sainte-Foy, 2410 chemin Sainte-Foy in Quebec, QC.
Check us out on Facebook or Twitter @BlindSportsNS for updates
Goalball is a high impact sport, both on and off of the court. Give this great little doc (from NSCC broadcast journalism student Andres Porras) about Nova Scotia Junior athlete, Jillian Stewart, listen and find out what goalball means to Jill and so many other blind and visually impaired athletes: Goalball audio documentary
Nova Scotia boys capture silver at 2016 Canadian Junior Goalball Championships! The girls played hard throughout the whole tournament and placed fourth. GO NOVA SCOTIA GO!
Congratulations to all who played, coached, refereed, volunteered!
Here’s the full day 2 update and final results:
In the first game of the day our boys beat BC 11-1 in the semis. Our girls lost 7-2 to BC in the semis. Our boys lost their first game of the tournament to Ontario 13-3 in the gold medal game. This was the first tournament for three of our four boys and we are very proud of the tournament we had. The girls played really hard and lost a close game 8-6 against Ontario in the bronze medal game. They played really hard the entire game.
We’re proud to announce Nova Scotia’s boys and girls goalball teams are in Alberta this weekend to represent at the 2016 Canadian National Junior Goalball Championships! Check us out on Facebook for updates and results. Click here to watch & listen LIVE!
This is the first time in Nova Scotia history we have a junior boys team on the roster and third year having a girls team. We are one of only three provinces to have both junior boys and junior girls teams.
First game is at 12:20 Atlantic time, with our boys taking on Quebec. Here’s today’s Schedule:
boys 12:20pm Quebec vs Nova Scotia
girls 2:00pm Alberta vs Nova Scotia
boys 3:40pm British Columbia vs Nova Scotia
girls 5:20pm British Columbia vs Nova Scotia
boys 6:10pm Ontario vs Nova Scotia
girls 7:50pm Ontario vs Nova Scotia
Join us for great deals and good times at the annual CCB Blind Sports NS Charity Auction! This fun evening is in support of blind and visually impaired athletes of all ages & skill levels!
Just $5 for your auction paddle and 1 drink ticket!
WHEN: Saturday, March 19th 6pm
WHERE: Dave Doolittle’s Sports Bar & Grill 90 Tacoma Dr, Dartmouth
Full list of auction items available here: 2016-Auction-Item-List
Check out this fantastic audio documentary, completed by a journalism student at Kings College, about Blind Sports NS’s own Stephanie Berry. Link below.
Stephanie Berry describes the importance of teamwork and independence in her life, and how she experiences both through goalball.
Photo description: Stephanie slides to her left, blocking & grabbing the ball, while playing centre for the NS women’s goalball team.