Podcast - Preserving the Heritage of Goalball

Goalball: What's The Story?
Barrier position
Goalball UK
Home Nations 2018
Goalball UK
2010 IBSA World Championships (Sheffield) framed medals
Kathryn Fielding

Earlier this year Sporting Heritage CIC launched it’s ‘Sporting Heritage of Disability and Women’s Sport’ project supported by Sport England.

Sporting Heritage is working with small and medium sized National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBS) and the clubs they represent. Helping them to identify, preserve and celebrate their sporting heritage collections, notably the rich heritage of disability sport and women’s sports in England.

In this podcast, Russell Todd chats with Julia Lee from the project’s scoping team and Kathryn Fielding from Goalball UK, who are being supported by the project. You can read more about the project here

Goalball dates back to the second world war, but its governing body, Goalball UK, is only in its tenth year of existence so there is much to be done to identify and collect the sport’s heritage from before this time. The podcast discusses the origins and history of the sport. It also considers the opportunities and challenges facing NGB’s as they first get involved in exploring their heritage, through this project and beyond.

Kathryn talks about the importance of the memories and stories of ex-players and the wider goalball family as they create a new Hall of Fame and in marking the NGB’s ten year anniversary; putting the spotlight on those people who have been instrumental in shaping the journey of Goalball UK as it ‘celebrates 10 years with 10 stories‘.

To learn more about goalball or to get involved in the sport visit the Goalball UK website, follow them on Twitter or email Kathryn: [email protected]


Do you have an interesting, unknown, hidden or not recognised sporting heritage collection?

If you’re an NGB of Sport or associated club in England and would like to explore your heritage, then please do get involved in our project. We are here to help you profile your collection, give you advice about possible funding, provide support to help preserve and maintain your collections, and help you share your sporting story. Your first step is to complete the questionnaire. Any questions please contact Julia Lee [email protected] or Brigid Power [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!



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