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All media inquiries should be directed to the state association or GA where appropriate. 


19 Jul 2023 – Tinkerbelles are through to the finals! 

Defeating Israel girls 4:2, the Aussie Tinkerbelles are now through to the gold medal match competing against friends, Türkiye. 

Check out the action on https://www.youtube.com/@tvcamisa1069, and keep up to date with our Facebook and Instagram.  Catch them at midnight (11:59 pm, Wed 19 Jul 2023). 


Youth World Cup coming to Brazil 2023

Eight male and eight female youth teams, all under-nineteens, will be in São Paulo, Brazil, from Wednesday 12 July 2023 to Wednesday 19 July 2023.  And...  Australia will be fielding our great Tinkerbelles.  Stay connected to our Facebook page. 

  • Sat 15 July – 11:10 pm: Türkiye 11 – Australia 2
  • Sun 16 July – 4:10 am: Germany 3 – Australia 12
  • Mon 17 July – 12:50 am: Israel 3 – Australia 11
  • Mon 17 July – 5:00 am: Kenya 0 – Australia 10
  • Mon 17 July – 11:10 pm: South Korea 2 – Australia 12
  • Tue 18 July – 10:00 pm: Brazil 6 – Australia 4


AGM and GA nominations due Fri 28 Oct 2022

Don't forget calls for nominations to the executive of Goalball Australia, and any special resolutions are due by Friday, 28 October 2022; the AGM will be held online on Sunday, 27 November 2022. 

For further information, contact your state association. 


10 Oct 2022 – Meet our Hall of Famers

Available for the next thirty days, learn more about two people who have committed and guided goalball in Australia. 


02 Oct 2022 – Australian championships wrapped up

Forty-six games, four divisions, 3.5 days, two halls, many players, many more supporters and officials, local organising committee Victoria Goalball Association has now concluded the Australian National Goalball Championships on behalf of Goalball Australia.  The Nona Lee Sports Centre, University of Melbourne grounds, saw challenges – physical and mental – between all competiting states of Australia.  The finals were certainly torturous to the spectators as the top two teams of each division battled it out.  The men's finals went into overtime 6:6, and was looking at going into extra throws, until Queensland scored the final goal against New South Wales. 

A tribute to the commitment by Paralympian and coach Meica HORSBURGH was also given.  Two new Hall of Fame members were inducted at the presentation luncheon, Robbie VOGT and Rob APPS. 

Videos and results will posted in forthcoming weeks. 

These are the unedited recordings:

  • Day 1 - Thu 29 Sep 2022: https://youtu.be/FIG8xvlZwyY
  • Day 2 - Fri 30 Sep 2022: https://youtu.be/yvXaAgHUYQY
  • Day 3 - Sat 01 Oct 2022: https://youtu.be/xUHRUsMUgbY
  • Day 4 - Sun 02 Oct 2022: https://youtu.be/UUZOO5QfYgI


Aug 2022 – Women's off to take on the world!

With strong competition by the Australian teams in the men's and women's divisions, the women were able to place second, and are now off to the World Championships in Portugal in December 2022.  Well done to all of our athletes, coaches, and supporters!  You  can still financially support or sponsor our teams. 


22 Jul 2022 – IBSA Asia regional championships schedule is out

Come and check out the Australian squads take on the rest of IBSA Asia Region in Bahrain. 

(26 July 2022: Livestream link now available.)

Mon 25 Jul 2022 (4:00 PM AEST) – Game 1 – AUS F–THA F
Mon 25 Jul 2022 (6:20 PM AEST) – Game 3 – IRI M–AUS M  (added 24 Jul 2022)

Tue 26 Jul 2022 (12:15 AM AEST) – Game 6 – IRI F–AUS F
Tue 26 Jul 2022 (4:00 PM AEST) – Game 7 – AUS M–JPN M
Tue 26 Jul 2022 (7:30 PM AEST) – Game 10 – KOR F–AUS F

Wed 27 Jul 2022 (5:10 PM AEST) – Game 14 – THA F–AUS F
Wed 27 Jul 2022 (6:20 PM AEST) – Game 15 – AUS M–THA M
Wed 27 Jul 2022 (11:10 PM AEST) – Game 18 – AUS F–IRI F  (was Game 17; changed 26 July 2022)

Thu 28 Jul 2022 (5:10 PM AEST) – Game 20 – KOR M–AUS M
Thu 28 Jul 2022 (7:30 PM AEST) – Game 22 – AUS F–KOR F


We then go into the semi-finals on the afternoon of Thursday, 28 July 2022, and the finals on Friday 29 July 2022. 


18 July 2022 – Bahrain-bound

The Aussie Storm and Aussie Belles are heading to the ISA Sports Centre, in the Gulf island country of Bahrain.  All the personal training, and team training camps, have culminated in this next ability test.  Support them as they go through a donation to Australia's future. 

Check out the Paralympics Australia article, 'Aussie Belles’ intriguing succession plan takes shape'. 


15 April 2022 – National champs EOI

The organisers of the 2022 Australian National Goalball Champiionships, in October 2022, are seeking preliminary EOIs from the state associations. 


We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Australian Goalball Championships (GM22) will be held at Melbourne University from Thursday 29th of September- Sunday 2nd of October 2022.

In order to move forward with arrangements, we are seeking expressions of interest as to who is interested in attending GM22 and how many teams you are intending to enter in the championships

We would greatly appreciate it if your state representative could please complete our Expression of interest Form via the link by 6:00 pm Friday 29th of April, 2022.

Once we have an idea of numbers, VGA will be in a position to provide further information around costs, competition structure and accommodation arrangements.

Victorian Goalball Association (e-mail, Facebook, website)


04 November 2021 – Retirement of Aussie Belles national coach

Six Paralympic Games and coaching two different disciplines.  It's a long way from starting as a drama teacher.  Well done to national coach Peter Corr, and may he enjoy his next challenges as he retires from goalball.  Read more...


04 September 2021 – Aussie Belles at Tokyo

Check out the Paralympic Results Book for goalball, for all the great action of the Aussie Bellesin Tokyo 2020, including our Meica being in the top five goal scorers for the women's division. 


01 September 2021 – Australia versus Turkey battle

In case you missed it today, check out Kelsie Iorio's article in the ABC News Online... 

We start with Turkey up 7–3 over Australia with an energetic session to come here in this quarter-final.  Turkey has landed themselves a delay of game penalty as the players take the court, but they save it. Australia shoots and shoots again, but no dice. We're seeing some brave defence here from both sides, and we're scoreless so far in this second half. With a little over eight minutes to go, Turkey cops another penalty, this time for time, and Australia's Tyan Taylor shoots — but it's saved. Wow.  Read more...


31 August 2021 – Aussie Belles to the quarter finals at Tokyo 2020! 

Check out The Guardian newspaper article 'Australia’s goalball team set for next chapter in ‘historic’ Paralympics run' by Emma Kemp, celebrating the recent achievements of our Belles.  See also the Belles' comments on their Facebook page.


18 June 2021 – Aussie Belles announced! 

Congratulations to the Belles – our athletes, coaches, and team staff.  At Brisbane on Friday, 18 June 2021, Paralympics Australia confirmed the squad going forth to represent the nation in goalball.  Going forth are Jennifer Blow (Vic), Meica Horsburgh (Qld), Raissa Martin (Qld), Amy Ridley (NSW), Brodie Smith (NSW), Tyan Taylor (NSW), and Peter Corr (coach; Vic) with Simon Smith (assistant coach; NSW).  This weekend's training camp will be held on a new Taraflex surface, matching the court in Tokyo. 

More of the story in the PA article, with more photos on their Facebook page.


12 June 2021 – Paralympic team announcement soon

Be ready!  Paralympics Australia will be announcing the Australia women's national goalball team who will represent Australia at Tokyo 2020 in August/September 2021. 


18 May 2021 – Games round-robin draw released

IPC and IBSA have released the Tokyo 2020 games draw for goalball. 

Date JPN time Game Team A Team B
Wed 25 Aug 2021 1815h #06 ISR F AUS F
Fri 27 Aug 2021 1430h #18 AUS F CHN F
Sat 28 Aug 2021 0900h #22 CAN F AUS F
Sun 29 Aug 2021 1815h #34 AUS F RPC F

The team can then go onto the quarter-finals. 


10 July 2020 – IBSA news on Australia's Meica Horsburgh

Read more of 'Horsburgh: “After finding goalball I found my place in life”' on the IBSA news site.


16 October 2019 – The Belles are off to Tokyo!

#ReadysetTokyo!  Congratulations Aussie Belles

Peter CORR and members of the training women's team.

On the 16th of October 2019, the Australian Women’s Goalball Team “The Aussie Belles” were notified by the International Blind Sports Association and Paralympics Australia of their successful qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, due to their strong Performance finishing in 4th place at the 2019 IBSA Goalball International Qualifier in Fort Wayne, USA in July last year.

This is an outstanding achievement for Brodie and the Aussie Belles squad and is a direct result of a group of young women; with single-minded determination and commitment to hard work; an ever-growing understanding of elite sporting preparation and a willingness to make personal and financial sacrifices for the opportunity to represent their country at the highest level.

I would also like to take this oppurtunity to thank the tireless and dedicated efforts of our Belles staff in helping these incredible Women/Athletes reach a third successive Paralympic Games campaign; London 2012, Rio 2016 and now Tokyo 2020. This is an achievement Goalball Australia, the Belles Coaching and support staff and our whole Goalball community can be very proud of.