Three is the Magic Number for Tash

Tash in the Royal National College for the Blind sports hall, kneeling with a Goalball

Tash Mead, 23 from Plymouth, a sporting all-rounder, has been selected by Goalball UK for an upcoming 2 day tournament in the Netherlands. A great achievement considering she has only been playing the game for 2 years.

 

For those who are unfamiliar with Goalball; in its simplest terms it is a team Paralympic sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents’ goal.

 

Tash is registered as severely sight impaired (blind) due to a condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity (RoP). She has scarring to the retina of the right eye and no perception of light for the left eye.

 

She is no stranger to the international sports scene having previously represented GB in Athletics at California. Since becoming a student at The Royal National College for the Blind, and being an active member of the Sports Academy, Tash has also represented GB Blind Cricket on tour in Barbados and this call up to the Goalball UK squad makes it three international events.

 

Tash will be joined in the Netherlands by fellow RNC students, Antonia Bunyan, Kali Holder and Joe Roper who are all now established members of the GB Goalball Squads.

 

Good luck team!