The official ball used in Goalball matches at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Made of strong, heavyweight blue rubber with eight holes and containing three metal bells so it can be located when in play. Only suitable for hand ball games and not for football, cricket or any game using a hard bat. Suggested age range:10+ years. Dimensions: diameter 25cm, weight 1.25 kg.
- Heavyweight, audible Goalball.
- Approved by the International Blind Sports Association.
- Colour: blue.
- Contains three metal balls.
- Only suitable for hand ball games.
- Suitable for ages 10 and older.
- Size: 25cm diameter.
- Weight: 1.25kg.
How goalball is played: The aim of the game is for a team to throw the ball from one end of the court to the other and across the goal line to score a goal without the opposing team intercepting. There are two teams of three players, with a maximum of three substitutes on each team. The game is conducted in an indoor court measuring 18 metres by 9 metres. Tactile markings on the floor enable players to determine their position and direction by feeling for the markings with their hands or feet. The rectangular court is divided by a centre line with goals erected at either end of the court. All players must wear eyeshades, so the disadvantages of poor sight and no sight are equalised during play.
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