ASRAB is proud to have three members set to compete for Canada in the Goalball event at the 2016 Paralympics.
- Trent Farebrother (Red Deer) – Women’s Coach
- Blair Nesbitt (Stony Plain) – Men’s Team
- Darren Hamilton (Calgary) – Men’s and Women’s Assistant Coach
The full Canadian Goalball Team was announced in Toronto on August 26, 2016 –
The pools for the competition are:
Men’s pool A: Brazil, Algeria, Canada, Germany and Sweden
Men’s pool B: Finland, USA, Turkey, China and Lithuania
Women’s pool C: USA, Japan, Algeria, Brazil and Israel
Women’s pool D: Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Canada and China
The full schedule can be found at: http://www.ibsasport.org/sports/files/586-General-Rio-2016-Goalball-Match-Schedule.pdf
The Opening Ceremonies will take place September 7, and the competition will run September 8-16. The team will be training from now until the Games begin, and getting used to the Athletes Village and the competition venue.
Trent will be our ‘Man on the Ground’, and will be posting a blog of his experiences … and including commentary from Blair and Darren as well. Follow Trent at: www.tf1111.wordpress.com
ASRAB wishes the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Goalball Teams all the best with their competitions … and quest for medals!