The youth team in goal ball today (Sunday) won first place in the European Youth Championship up to the age of 19 which takes place in Finland.
The boys defeated the Danish team with a result of 3:10 and thus completed an amazing championship in which they won all the games and defeated the teams of Great Britain, Finland, Spain and Denmark.
Doron Hodera, who scored all ten goals during the game against Denmark, won the title of the tournament's top scorer after scoring 33 goals during the entire championship.
Assad Mahmid, the brother of the women's (senior team) player Ilham Mahmid, scored 26 goals during the championship.
Coach Snir Cohen: "We went to the championship with young players, for some of whom this is their first experience in the international arena. The players showed exceptional discipline and mental strength, to show their abilities until the final whistle. We, the team, are very proud of them and hope to see them fight for their place in the squad. The alumni team. "
The director of the School for the Blind and the chairman of the Sha'ar ball committee, Shabi Avi Deutsch, said: Demonstrated excellent playing ability, maturity, determination and character.
Congratulations to the coaching staff Snir and Nizar who are marching the industry forward and thanks to the mentor and professional manager Raz Shoham, who located, coached, nurtured and raised the coaches, coaches, players and players who will march the industry in the years to come. "
An impressive achievement also for the girls team in goal ball, which today won second place in the European Youth Championship up to the age of 19, after defeating Great Britain in the semi-finals, but was defeated in the final by the Turkish team with a result of 1:11.
The coach is Ariel Puerta, the assistant coach is Whistle Chopney
The gate ball branch is intended for the blind and visually impaired.
During the competition, the athletes play with blindfolds to compare the level of blindness, when they identify the position of the goal according to the marking on the court, and the position of the ball according to the bells inside.
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