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Nathalie Seguin and Trent Farebrother named as Co-Coaches of Canadian Women’s Goalball Team


September 30, 2014

Vancouver, BC

Canadian Blind Sports is pleased to announce the appointment of Trent Farebrother & Nathalie Seguin as the Co-Coaches leading the Canadian Women’s National Goalball Team in the 2014-2015 season. CBSA is very excited to have these two well respected and skilled coaches leading the National Team into the 2015 IBSA Games in Seoul, South Korea and the 2015 Para Pan-Am Games in Toronto.

“I am very pleased with the selection of these successful coaches and know that they will be successful in leading our Women’s Goalball Team back to the podium in 2016 & 2020″ stated Shane Esau, High Performance Director for Canadian Blind Sports.

Canadian Blind Sports Association (CBSA) is the national governing body for competitive goalball in Canada. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, Canadian Blind Sports Association works to grow sport for individuals who are blind & visually impaired.

For more information:
Shane Esau
High Performance Director, Canadian Blind Sports Association
403.461.4025
Shane@canadianblindsports.ca

CBSA Goalball Commission


September 30, 2014

Canadian Blind Sports Association (CBSA) is seeking applications from individuals with a background in coaching Goalball, who would be interested in possible appointment to the CBSA Goalball Commission. A copy of the terms of reference for the Goalball Commission is attached. Please note that coaches who are in the CBSA Coaching Pool are not eligible for appointment to the Commission.

Goalball Commission Members are required to sign the CBSA Code of Conduct.

Please contact Jane Blaine, CEO, if you have any questions.

Expressions of interest, along with a resume can be submitted on or before October 15 2014 to the CEO at jane@canadianblindsports.ca.

Canadian Blind Sports
Approved by Board or Directors 2009-12-10
Terms of Reference – Goalball Commission

Commission Responsibility:
The Goalball Commission shall, in accordance with policy established by the Board of Directors of Canadian Blind Sports:
• oversee goalball competitions on behalf of the board
• make recommendations to staff on the organization, management, technical advancement and quality of opportunities within the Canadian Blind Sports Goalball Program.

General Commission Responsibilities
In accordance with the bylaws of Canadian Blind Sports, and within policy as set by the board of Canadian Blind Sports, the commission shall:
• Be consulted in the development and ongoing monitoring and upgrading of Long term goalball athlete development, coach development and official’s development models.
• Recommend and be consulted on educational opportunities for provinces to ensure capacity growth within provincial and domestic goalball programs of the association
• Provide input into the process for selection of national goalball team athletes
• Recommend to the board, the process of selection of goalball officials for:
o Canadian Blind Sports sanctioned events
o IBSA events and opportunities for Canadian officials
• Make recommendations to the board regarding the hosting and sanctioning of goalball events by Canadian Blind Sports
• Recommend to the board, the process to call for bids, award championships, sanction, and establish standards for the goalball events as follows:
o Senior nationals
o Junior nationals
o Other events as may be determined in consultation with the board
• Provide input to annual and quadrennial program planning to ensure the advancement of the goalball program
• Recommend to the board, appropriate goalball technical rule changes and modifications for use within Canada,
• Recommend to the board appropriate goalball rule changes for submission to International Blind Sports

Conflict of Interest and Bias: Commission members must ensure that they are not in conflict or bias in any discussions or decision in which they participate. Commission members shall sign the undertaking agreement.

Communications: All internal and all external communications shall be directed to / from the CBSA National office under the responsibility of the Executive Director/CEO or their designate.

Chair:
The Sport Technical Officer shall chair the commission and shall be responsible to the Board of Canadian Blind Sports for the activities of the commission. The Sport Technical Officer shall, along with the board and staff, oversee the recruitment of additional sport commission members as described in the bylaws of Canadian Blind Sports and in accordance with policy as developed by the board from time to time. The chair shall
• Work with staff to oversee the operation of the commission
• Work with staff to call and set the agenda for meetings of the commission
• Be available to staff to provide technical expertise in-between commission meetings

Athlete Representatives:
Provide input to the commission representing the general needs, broad views, and overall interests of athletes within the organization.

Officials Representative:
Provide input to the commission representing the general needs, broad views, and overall interests of officials within the organization.

Role of Staff:
Ensure the preparation and distribution of minutes and reports of the commission meetings.

Executive Director: the key staff person who works with the commission. The Executive Director may delegate this responsibility to other staff. As the CEO, the Executive Director is responsible for the day to day operations of the association, including receipt and disbursement of all internal and external communications; including those of the goalball commission.

High Performance Director:
The key staff person responsible for the development and implementation of the goalball high performance program.

Participation Enhancement Director:
The key staff person responsible for participation programs.

Bienvenue Louise, récemment accueilli au poste de directrice des programmes domestiques!


Chers membres, amis et alliés de la communauté canadienne des sports pour aveugles!

L’Association canadienne des sports pour aveugles est très heureuse d’accueillir Louise Gaborieau [prononcé Gaboreo] au poste de directrice des programmes domestiques. Louise a travaillé pour des programmes axés sur le sport et la communauté pendant plusieurs années en Colombie-Britannique. Elle est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en éducation avec une majeure en éducation physique et a enseigné aux quatre coins du Canada et à l’étranger, tant en français qu’en anglais.

Louise se passionne pour le savoir-faire physique chez les enfants et pour l’élaboration de programmes de sport afin que tous les enfants aient l’occasion de participer. Louise est une personne connue de la communauté canadienne des sports pour aveugles. En 2012, elle a travaillé à l’élaboration de programmes au sein de notre organisation et a produit les populaires ressources « Goalball : Être actif! », qui sont disponibles sur le site Web de l’Association canadienne des sports pour aveugles.

Louise sera responsable des programmes domestiques, à partir des programmes de participation jusqu’aux championnats nationaux, comme l’énoncent les plans stratégiques et opérationnels de notre association. Louise se réjouit à l’idée de travailler avec les membres et les partenaires de notre association pour élaborer et évaluer la participation et les initiatives au pays, pour mettre en œuvre et parfaire les modèles de développement à long terme de l’athlète (DLTA), des entraîneurs et des officiels de l’ACSA et pour favoriser l’augmentation du nombre d’entraîneurs et de ressources pédagogiques.

Louise Gaborieau peut être jointe par courriel à l’adresse louise@canadianblindsports.ca.

Welcome Louise, recently hired Director of Domestic Programs!


Dear Canadian Blind Sports Community, Friends and Supporters:

Canadian Blind Sports is very pleased to welcome Louise Gaborieau [pronounced Gaboreo) to the role of Director of Domestic Programs. Louise has worked in sport and community programs for several years in British Columbia. Louise has a Bachelor of Education with a major in Physical Education and has taught across Canada and overseas in both French and English.

Louise is passionate about physical literacy for children and developing sport programming to ensure that all children have the opportunity to participate. Louise is familiar to the Canadian Blind Sports Community as she worked for us in Curriculum Development in 2012 and created the popular “Get Active Goalball” resources which can be found on the Canadian Blind Sports website.

Her role includes Domestic programs from participation through National Championships as outlined in our strategic and operational plans. Louise looks forward to working with our members and partners in developing and evaluating our participation and domestic initiatives, implementing and refining CBSA’s Long Term Athlete, Coach and Officials development pathways, and working to facilitate the development of our coaching and instructional resources.

Louise can be contacted at louise@canadianblindsports.ca

Goalball World Championships Results


Results/Resultats

Saturday 5th July/Samedi le 5 juillet

Women/Femmes
Bronze medal game/ Match de bronze: Turkey/Turquie – Japan/Japon 3 – 0
Gold medal game/ Match d’or: Russia/Russie – USA/EU 0 – 3

Men/Hommes
Bronze medal game/ Match de bronze: Lithuania/Lituanie – USA/EU 2 – 4
Gold medal game/ Match d’or: Brazil/Brésil – Finland/Finlande 9 – 1

Friday 4th July/Vendredi le 4 juillet

Women/Femmes
Quarterfinal 1/ quart de finale Turkey/Turquie – Israel/Israël 10 – 2
Quarterfinal 2/ quart de finale 2 China/Chine – Russia/Russie 1 – 4
Quarterfinal 3 / quart de finale 3 Japan/Japon – Ukraine 1 – 0
Quarterfinal 4/ quart de finale 4 Brazil/Brésil – USA/EU 3 – 5

Men/Hommes
Quarterfinal 1/ quart de finale 1 Finland/Finlande – China/Chine 5 – 2
Quarterfinal 2/ quart de finale 2 Turkey/Turquie – USA/EU 4- 5
Quarterfinal 3 / quart de finale 3 Czech Republic/République Tchèque – Lithuania/Lituanie 6 – 11
Quarterfinal 4/ quart de finale 4 Brazil/Brésil – Iran 11 – 8

Women/Femmes
Semifinal/ demi-finale 1: Turkey/Turquie – Russia/Russie 1 – 2
Semifinal/ demi-finale 2: Japan/Japon – USA/EU 0 – 2

Men/Hommes
Semifinal/ demi-finale 1: Finland/Finlande – USA/EU 6 – 3
Semifinal/ demi-finale 2: Winner/ Brazil/Brésil – Lithuania/Lituanie 14 – 4

Thursday 3rd July/Jeudi le 3 juillet

Men/Hommes Pool/Groupe A
Algeria/Aalgérie – USA/EU 2 – 6
Ukraine – Czech Republic/République Tchèque 1 – 11
Spain/Espagne – Iran 6 – 6
USA/EU- Finland/Finlande 3 – 8
Germany/Allemagne – Czech Republic/République Tchèque 3 – 12
Ukraine – Spain/Espagne 5 – 8
Iran – Finland/Finlande 5 – 5

Men/Hommes Pool/Groupe B
Turkey/Turquie – Canada 10 – 4
China/Chine Belgium/Belgiqueu 9 – 3
Egypt/Égypte – Lithuania/Lituanie 0 – 10
Canada – Brazil/Brésil 6 – 11
Japan/Japon- Belgium/Belgiqueu 9 – 6
China/Chine – Egypt/Égypte 13 – 3
Lithuania/Lituanie – Brazil/Brésil 5 – 11

Women/Femmes Pool/Group X
Germany/Allemagne – Turkey/Turquie 0 – 10
Japan/Japon – Finland/Finlande 4 – 0
Russia/Russie- Turkey/Turquie 0 – 0
USA/EU – Germany/Allemagne 4 – 3

Women/Femmes Pool/Group Y
Israel/Israël – Ukraine 8 – 10
China/Chine- Sweden/ Suède 2 – 7
Australia/Australie – Ukraine 2 – 7
Brazil/Brésil – Israel/Israël 5 – 4

Wednesday 2nd July / Mercredi le 2 juillet

Men/Hommes Pool/Groupe A
Finland/Finlande – Algeria/Aalgérie 10 – 3
USA/EU – Germany/Allemagne 8 – 5
Spain/Espagne – Czech Republic/République Tchèque 4 – 9
Ukraine – Germany/Allemagne 5 – 10
Iran – Algeria/Aalgérie 10 – 0

Men/Hommes Pool/Groupe B
Brazil/Brésil – Turkey/Turquie 4 – 4
Canada – Japan/Japon 10 – 5
Egypt/Égypte – Belgium/Belgiqueu 2 – 7
China/Chine – Japan/Japon 14 – 6
Lithuania/Lituanie – Turkey/Turquie 7 – 7

Women/Femmes Pool/Group X
Finland/Finlande – Germany/Allemagne 6 – 2
Japan/Japon – Russia/Russie 2 – 1
Turkey/Turquie – USA/EU 8 – 2
USA/EU – Japan/Japon 3 – 4
Finland/Finlande – Russia/Russie 3 – 4

Women/Femmes Pool/Group Y
Sweden/ Suède – Israel/Israël 6 – 11
China/Chine – Australia/Australie 2 – 1
Ukraine – Brazil/Brésil 1 – 7
Brazil/Brésil – China/Chine 3 – 4
Sweden/ Suède – Australia/Australie 1 – 4

Tuesday 1st July/ Mardi le premier juillet

Men/Hommes Pool/Groupe A
Algeria/Aalgérie – Germany/Allemagne 7 – 7
Spain/Espagne – Finland/Finlande 2 – 3
USA/EU – Ukraine 7 – 5
Czech Republic/République Tchèque – Iran 7 – 5
Finland/Finlande – Germany/Allemagne 9 – 5
Algeria/Aalgérie – Spain/Espagne 8 – 8
Czech Republic/République Tchèque – USA/EU 6 – 6
Ukraine – Iran 8 – 12

Men/Hommes Pool/Groupe B
Turkey/Turquie – Japan/Japon 11 – 4
Egypt/Égypte – Brazil/Brésil 2 – 12
Canada – China/Chine 2 – 4
Belgium/Belgiqueu – Lithuania/Lituanie 4 – 14
Brazil/Brésil – Japan/Japon 8 – 1
Turkey/Turquie – Egypt/Égypte 12 – 3
Belgium/Belgiqueu – Canada 12 – 6
China/Chine – Lithuania/Lituanie 6 – 13

Women/Femmes Pool/Group X
Turkey/Turquie – Japan/Japon 5- 1
Germany/Allemagne – Russia/Russie 2 – 10
USA/EU – Finland/Finlande 7 – 2

Women/Femmes Pool/Group Y
Ukraine – China/Chine 1 – 5
Israel/Israël – Australia/Australie 6 – 2
Brazil/Brésil – Sweden/ Suède 7 – 2

Monday 30th June/ Lundi le 30 juin

Men/Hommes Pool/Groupe A
USA/EU – Spain/Espagne 0 – 1
Algeria/Aalgérie – Ukraine10 – 7
Iran – Germany/Allemagne 10 – 2
Finland/Finlande – Czech Republic/République Tchèque 5 – 6
Finland/Finlande – Ukraine 12 – 2
Czech Republic/République Tchèque – Algeria/Aalgérie 5 – 7
Germany/Allemagne – Spain/Espagne 0 – 1
Iran – USA/EU 5 – 6

Men/Hommes Pool/Groupe B
Brazil/Brésil – Belgium/Belgiqueu 7 – 3
Turkey/Turquie – China/Chine 8 – 6
Lithuania/Lituanie – Japan/Japon 9 – 7
Canada – Egypt/Égypte 10 – 1
Brazil/Brésil – China/Chine 14 – 6
Belgium/Belgiqueu – Turkey/Turquie 4 – 6
Japan/Japon- Egypt/Égypte 9 – 10
Lithuania/Lituanie – Canada 13 – 3

Women/Femmes Pool/Group X
Japan/Japon – Germany/Allemagne 2-1
Finland/Finlande – Turkey/Turquie 2 – 12
Russia/Russie- USA/EU 3 – 0

Women/Femmes Pool/Group Y
China/Chine- Israel/Israël 4 – 4
Sweden/ Suède – Ukraine 2 – 6
Australia/Australie Brazil/Brésil 5 – 9