Used in the game Goalball, a recognised Paralympic sport which is also approved by the International Blind Sports Association.
Blue, audible goalball is made of strong, heavy weight rubber with eight holes, 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.
How Goalball is played - Two teams of three players play a game with a maximum of three substitutes on each team. The game is conducted in an indoor court measuring 18m x 9m with tactile markings which 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. The game is to be played with a bell ball. The idea 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 it.
Age range: 10 years plus