December 27 - Britain is advertising for a men's coach for its goalball team on a 12 month rolling contract to help it prepare for the London 2012 Paralympics.

The role, which it is estimated will take up 60 days per year and be paid on a daily rate or retainer, will include leading the planning and delivery of technical and tactical training to the men’s squad and deliver individual, regional and squad training sessions.

The successful applicant will have an established track record in world-class environments leading the delivering performance services to elite athletes and understands the demands of world-class performance and delivers against key performance indicators, the advert said.

Goalball was invented in 1946 by Austrian Hanz Lorenzen and German Sepp Reindle to help rehabilitate blind war veterans.

Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents' goal.

They must use the sound of the bell to judge the position and movement of the ball.

Games consist of two 10 minute halves.

Blindfolds allow partially sighted players to compete on an equal footing with blind players.

It made its full debut in the Paralympics in 1980 in Arnhem with women making their debut in New York four years later.

Britain have never won a medal in the sport.

Applications for the post close on January 8.

More details are available from [email protected].