Cash grant to get more people playing sport in city

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Sheffield-based Goalball UK - a paralympic sport governing body - has received £250,000 for more visually impaired people access to the sport.

Sport England donated the cash after Goalball UK hit its three year participation target in just 12 months.

Goalball is the only paralympic team game for partially sighted and blind people.

It is played blindfolded and in silence. Teams of three hurl a ball, with a bell in it, at high speed towards their opponents’ goal.

Mike Reilly, chief executive of Goalball UK, said: “We are thrilled to be awarded the grant. The sport continues to grow in popularity as it becomes more familiar to people.”