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Hammarby Goalball re-elects President and Executive Board

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Swedish women with their trophy. Image credit: Hammarby Goalball

This past weekend, Hammarby Goalball re-elected their President and Executive Board, with no turn over in membership.  The lack of change in leadership caps a successful month for the club, who had members that were part of Swedish women’s national team that won an international tournament in Venice.

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The club was founded in 1999, with the foundation of an elite men’s team.  Since then, they have added a women’s team, gone on to win at the highest level in Sweden, and competed in international club competitions where they have enjoyed success.  Players on the team have also been asked to join the national team, where they have played  and won medals on the world championship and Paralympic level.  They are also in the process of forming a youth squad.

 

The organization is a member of Stockholms Handikapp-IF, which is itself a member of Svenska Handikappidrottsförbundet.  The new youth team practices on Tuesdays, and the men and women’s elite teams practice Tuesdays and Thursdays in Stockholm.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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