The Sports Service aims to promote and facilitate sports practice in the university community, with the free use of sports facilities, instructor-based activities, training and competition, a sport/study balance, according to the University of Alicante's sports policy. Thus, it also fosters individual and collective adaptive sports.
We take part in goalball competitions. At present, goalball is a sport promoted by the Regional University Sports Championship (CADU). It is the only Paralympic sport specifically designed for blind and visually impaired people, with two three-player teams. It is based mainly on hearing to detect the trajectory of the ball (which has bells in the inside), and it also requires a great spatial ability in order to be in the right place at the right time, intercept or throw the ball with your hands and score. In the 2014/2015 academic year, the UA's women's team ended up second and the men's team were the champions.
We are working with the Student Support Centre (CAE) to increase the number of physical activities on offer for people with disabilities at our University.
Please contact José Antonio Rodríguez, University Sports Programme technician, for further information and queries.