Goalball submits a budget request of £5000 for supporting a sport event, interschool development tournament. The event will take place take place at Swanscombe Leisure Centre (Technical Committee, 1999).
Goalball was established in the year 1946 with the purpose of rehabilitating the blinded war veterans. In the year 1976, Goalball introduced Paralympics in Toronto, Canada. In 1978, the club held its first World Championship in Austria. The International Blind Sport Association formalized rules that govern Goalball in the year 1981. The club held its first European Championships in 1983 (Liebler and McConnell, 2011).
United Kingdom Sports, British Paralympics Association (BPA) and British Blind Sport funded the Goalball played throughout the Great Britain. The aim was to identify and develop a talented Goalball team that will compete at Paralympics standard (Amedeo, Golledge and Stimson, 2008). The United Kingdom based Goalball is under the leadership of British Blind Sports (BBS). The body runs a calendar of Goalball events, and this has popularized the events and spread of the club across United Kingdom (Amedeo, Golledge and Stimson, 2008). It is a sort played three against three by blind or visually impaired athletes. Two teams play on either end of a 60 by 40 court. Players are blindfolded and they throw a heavy basketball past the opposing team.
How it is played
Goalball is a team sport for the visually impaired people. It is played by two teams with three players serving as substitutes on each team. The game is played on the floor of a rectangular court, divided into half. Players use bell ball while playing, where the players roll the ball across opponents’ line as the other party try to prevent the event from happening. The players use the sound of the bell to make a judgment on the position of the ball. Time duration for the game is 12 minutes.
The mission of Goalball was to help rehabilitate the blinded war veterans
Programs, Objectives and Goals
In order to achieve the aim named above, Goalball interschool development tournament has defined the following aims and objectives that are achieved through different departments.
- To elevate participant’s self-assurance and give a chance for them to take part in a developing sporting activity
- To give a chance for social relations and development of team members in capacity building, learning new skills and experience a competitive environment
- To increase the level of participation and awareness in a goal ball occasion
- For the participant to enjoy their fun day and exercises
- Networking and socializing with new people
- To uphold a secure and successful Goalball occasion to generate knowledge and inclusion
- To ease the networking of members interested in supporting goal ball to the unseen community
- To bring up the awareness strategy of Goalball into mainstream schools
- To give the visually impaired individuals the chance to take part in a sport together with the sighted peers
- To sell the sport of Goalball to visually impaired people to create an awareness of choices of sports available to them with the raise in the activity level.
- To come up with a demand that gives a Goalball After School Club in the North West Kent area
Building on Past Success
Goalball has achieved considerable success in the sports association. The awareness program among the members is a significant plot for the club. It also helps in initiating government disabilities incentives to the impaired. The club facilitates various activities over three local centres within the area. The initiative of the proposal will help in creating awareness and interrelationships between the players and other new people (Pequegnat, 2010).
Success of Goalball comes courtesy of the management team the club has, with relative responsibilities. The political temperature relative to sport and disability is positively building in bringing together all members (Liebler and McConnell, 2011).
The human resource management has been on the forefront to see the success of the club. Through the implementation of the fifteen roles expected of them by the board, the club has emerged victorious in every event they participate. Under the human resource, the recruitment process of new members is done with contact with North West Kent College Sport Department, Swanscombe Leisure Centre Staff, Concentric circle recruitment, Sponsorship sources (Kulakowski, Chronister, and Enterprise, 2006). The board helps in targeting certain individuals who help in achieving the goals of the club. The selection method involves one to one informal interview screening, police checks and references. The decisions on the shortlisted people depend on the individual specification, description of the job and the legislative laws (Kulakowski, Chronister and Enterprise, 2006).
The key human resource legislations include:
a) Equal pay Act 2003
b) Disability discrimination Act 1995
c) Equal opportunities
d) Data protection Act 1984
e) Child protection Act 1984
f) Children and young person act 1933 and 1963
Other factors give strength to the club in support of the project. The political strength supports health diversities of the nation. This includes the disabled people (Amedeo, Golledge, and Stimson, 2008).
Under the economical sector, the inflation rate has limited effects during the time of proposal writing thus running the event will have minimal costs. Factoring out the relationship between social and cultural diversity among the disability is changing. This comes in place after the discrimination act made public places accessible to disable people. In addition, there is a positive attitude that helps the disable exercise wisely (Issel, 2009).
Funding Required for Goalball Interschool Development Tournament Programs
To facilitate the aims and objectives of the club, it is imperative that the club receives the requested resource to help implement the planned tournament. The tournament will help in capacity building and networking among the incapacitated (Kulakowski, Chronister and Enterprise, 2006). The implementation of the strategies will see the recruitment of other players who will be attending the occasion. Additionally, the social impact to the club will increase significantly. This is true through the guests who will witness the tournament. In addition, the performance of the club will see most sponsors emerging to help the club grow. This is a positive initiative that will stimulate the government to consider the mentally challenged people in the country (Harvey, 2010).
Physically challenged people need a chance to be recognized in the society. They have talents that need recognition by various organizations, which will give them strength to be appreciated. The invitation of the government delegates comes in the right place when the state is seeking for the recognition of the rights of the disabled across the board (General Books LLC, 2010).
Impact of Funding to Goalball
Recognition of the club by other sponsors is the main idea for the tournament. The tournament will come when the current climate in relation to sport and disability is positive. The funding will help in more recognition of the state in activities involving the club and the disabilities at large (Amedeo, Golledge and Stimson, 2008). The invitation of various sectors and other dignitaries will help in support network for local, international, and other organization charities that will help the disabled in practicing their talents. The day will facilitate various activities that will see various centres in participation. The interaction will help in nurturing the strategic alliances. This will specifically increase the Paralympics awareness among the players within the club and the outside world. The awareness they club is trying to promote emerges from the fact that the sport is currently unknown to people (Dropkin, Halpin and Touche, 2008).
- Total equipment costs including vat £ 763
- Team T-shirts with Braille writing 1st on them £ 370
- 2 Goal Ball trainers (pre-event training rollout) £ 900
- Venue hire £ 195
- Venue support staff £ 72
- Olympic coach for the day £ 100
- Provision administration costs £ 300
- Refreshments and catering for forty children and VIP lunch for 34 guests to include the mayor £ 1500
- Provision for marketing £ 500
- Provision for trophies and prizes £ 300