Jenny Blow, who has oculocutaneous albinism, first tried her hand at goalball at the 2006 Southern Cross Games in Auckland, New Zealand. Although she enjoyed participating in the uniquely Paralympic sport, she shied away from it, having been involved in able-bodied sport her entire life.
But in a move to develop goalball in schools, former Australian coach Georgie Kenaghan visited the University of Sydney in 2009 to speak to future teachers about sporting opportunities available to children with disabilities. Striking up a friendship, Georgie taught Jenny to play and they, together with future Paralympic teammate Tyan Taylor, formed a team in New South Wales.
With only four months of experience, Jenny competed at the National Championships, placing second, and her team was called up to the Australian squad.
Jenny made her international debut the following year at the 2010 IBSA Goalball World Championships in Sheffield, England, a moment which remains …Read More