Congratulations all of the Goalball Athletes

ASRAB would like to congratulate all of the Goalball Athletes who competed in the Junior Goalball Championships and the Canadian Goalball Championships!

Alberta Junior Women Win Silver at the Canadian Junior Goalball Championships!

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Coaches (L to R): Cathie Hossack and Lorna Snow
Athletes (L to R):Catlin Higgins, Shams Hammad, Brieann Baldock and Meaghan Hargrave.

Alberta Junior Women Win Silver at the Canadian Junior Goalball Championships!
On the weekend of March 28th and 29th 2015, the Alberta Jr. Goalball team competed in Brantford Ontario and won silver! Another congratulations goes out to Meaghan Hargrave as she was named to the All-star team! Go team Alberta!

“I am so very proud of the 4 Junior Women both as Goalball players and as young women” ~ Lorna Snow
“All of the Jr. Goalball Women far exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t have been prouder of their efforts” ~ Cathie Hossack
“Thanks to the coaches for all their hard work in preparation for the championships and to getting us where we are now. It was a great learning experience and opportunity for us. Another thanks to my teammates for all of their hard work, we put in a good effort and thats all matters!” ~ Meaghan Hargrave

The Canadian Goalball Championships!

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ASRAB men won the bronze medal out of a field of 7! The guys all rose to the occasion with some fine changes and were close to getting into the gold medal game. Last year the men’s team finished 4th out of a field of 7.

ASRAB Women finished 4th out of a field of 6! They played in the bronze medal game and were ahead of BC 2-1 with 20 sec remaining in the game! Unfortunately, BC scored to tie the game, and they scored again in overtime. Last year the women finished 4th out of a field of 7.

Both teams improved their ranking since last year and ASRAB is proud of both teams and their accomplishments!

“It was a great competition and everyone did really well. The athletes played hard and it was a good end to the season” ~Darren Hamilton

“We have definately seen improvement in the last couple of years. We expect both teams to continue to improve and be in the medals next year!” ~Trent Farebrother

World Goalball Championships Announcement!

We also want to wish all the ASRAB members who are invited to the upcoming World Goalball Championships in South Korea, May 8th -18th 2015 good luck!

Albertan’s on the Canadian team include: Darren Hamilton (Men’s Coach), Trent Farebrother (Woman’s Coach), Aron¬†Ghebreyohannes (Men’s Team) and Shane Esau (Team Leader).

Follow the action at: http://www.ibsasport.org

 

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