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Goalball

Fall 2018!

 

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

October Tuesdays
4:30PM - 6:30PM
At The Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave S Seattle 98118

On Nov. 6th Tue, the Cobras will return to their usual location at the Nisei Veterans Committee Gym
1212 S King St Seattle WA 98144

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

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

Go Cobras!

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