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Goalball

Winter 2019!

 

Let’s Get the Ball Rolling!
Seattle Goalball Starts Again
Twice a Week Practice Sessions!

Every Tuesday
Time: 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Nisei Veterans Comittee Gym
1212 S King St (International District)
Seattle WA 98144 (with free parking)

Every Saturday
Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave S (Columbia City)
Seattle Wa 98118 (with free parking)
Contact info@visionlossconnections.org
No practice February 9

Special Thanks to Seattle Parks & Recreation for funding King Cobras Goalball Team

Go Cobras!

2019 Cascade Classic Goalball Tournament

Everybody is to be Congratulated for a Fabulous Showing of Seattle Cobra Spirit at the 2019 Cascade Classic Goalball Tournament! Snow was in the Air & Onthe Ground. 24 Cobras, Family Members & Fans Made it to Vancouver WA!

The Men's KING COBRAS Team Won the Bronze Medal in a game that was reminiscent of a Seahawks 4th Quarter Win! With Seconds to Spare Antonio Rozier Scored the Winning Goal!

Our New Women's Team Returned to Competition& Made their Debut as QUEEN COBRAS to Play for the Bronze Medal!

KILLER COBRAS are the Young Top Guns of Northwest Goalball! Playing like bulletsShot Out of a Pistol, Killer Cobras are Going to Rule!

Go Cobras & Fans! What a Weekend!

About Goalball and the King Cobras

Described as "soccer for the blind", goalball provides a team sport outlet for the blind and visually impaired community. It was created by World War II veterans who wanted to continue to play sports after becoming visually impaired. Teams of three stand on either side of a court marked with rope so players can feel the boundary lines. Players serve a ball with bells inside of it to the opposite side of the court, trying to get it past defenders to score a goal. Today, a dedicated group of players and advocates have started Seattle's first goalball team in over 30 years: the King Cobras.

Captained by Telea Noriega, who played football as a youth and competed as a goalball player on the national level, the King Cobras brings together experienced and new players in an inclusive, enthusiastic team. They are passionate about their sport and want to share it with you!

"The feeling of fully participating in something is a confidence builder." says Nancy Lopez Swaney. Twelve-year-old Su Park, the youngest member of the Seattle King Cobras, had never played a sport before. "I personally felt a little left out in the sighted society. But that sense of being left out is totally gone when it comes to this team." she says.

Join us as we develop our goalball program.

We look forward to some exciting games and new opportunities!

Meet the Seattle King Cobras Goalball Team and learn about the sport of goalball on Community Stories