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Wednesday, December 26, 2007
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Saturday, December 22, 2007
Oct 12 2007 by Staff Reporter, Liverpool Daily Post
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14/12/2007 Rossendale Free Press
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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Saturday, December 08, 2007
The Great Britain Women's team secured their first international victory of the new era beating Luxembourg by 36 to 26. The GB team were once again playing in Beauvais, the same arena that the Presidents Cup is being played in but this time they were watched by the President of the IHF who had instigated GB's participation at this event.
Coach Morten Arvidsson had been pleased with the defensive performance against the Police team but felt that the GB team did not exploit this with fast counter attacking. It was different in this match, with the defence again looking strong but this time the team worked hard on the fast breaks and got their rewards with a great first 5 minutes, opening up a 4 – 1 lead. In fact the first goal was scored by Louise Jukes one of the TID players who has been playing handball only a few months having previously played Hockey to England junior (U18) level.
Over the next 15 minutes GB attacked with great energy and Yvette Frings was in fine form, scoring 4 goals in quick succession. At the other end Cerys Walker was having a fantastic game in goal saving 8 out of the 13 shots she faced. GB pulled away to a 13 – 4 lead but then suffered a mini collapse which lasted for 10 minutes. Luxembourg came right back in the game scoring 7 goals to only 2 from GB,
After half time however, GB gradually regained control with the team again working well in defence and setting up counter attacks which 15 year old Chloe Lam- Moores accepted greedily, scoring 6 goals. All the team got in on the scoring act, with Britt Goodwin also contributing 7 goals but Frings continued her goal scoring until she was harshly red carded for a third 2 minutes, having taken an earlier 2 minutes for a team mate by a mistake from the referee. She finished the match as top scorer with 8 goals.
After the match the squad posed for photos with Dr Moustafa, President of the IHF who was impressed with the progress this young side is making under coach Morten Arvidsson.
Squad and scores: Cerys Walker (gk), Sarah Hargreaves (gk), Laura Innes (gk), Yvette Frings ( 8) , Britt Goodwin (7 ) , Chloe Lam-Moores (6), Emma Dahlin (3), Kelsi Fairbrother (3), Holly Lam-Moores (3), Lynn McCafferty (2) , Louise Jukes ( 2), Sophie Keen (1), Lesley Robb (1), Paige Garvey.
Text: Mel Chowns
Thursday, December 06, 2007
GB women put up a credible performance against the French National Police team in Beauvais the warm up match to the World Championship matches.
Although losing 23 to 13, the team can be pleased with many aspects of the match, especially the defence which was very good throughout. Coach Morten Arvidsson was looking for a strong performance in defence, which would then lead to counter attack possibilities and although the defence was indeed good, the team did not exploit this with the fast breaks, which is normally where they are strong. The team were also looking at breaking the game down into 10 minute blocks, to see if they could increase the spells where they were effective in all areas.
GB started the stronger and quickly took a 3:1 lead over their more experienced opponents but the police team gradually pulled back into the game and at half time were 10 – 6 ahead but this was a good first half, especially the first 20 minutes for GB.
The Second half started badly for GB with lapses in concentration and too many technical errors. GB were also hampered by injuries to Britt Goodwin and Kelsi Fairbrother, which put huge pressure on captain Lynn McCafferty and left back Lenka Kocisova. The French Police pulled away in a strong 20 minute spell where they scored 12 goals to GB's 5. The coach brought back Sarah Hargreaves in goal and she saved 7 out of 11 shots and at one point the French side did not score for 10 minutes. GB finished strongly which was encouraging, only losing the last 10minutes 4:3 which gave a final score of 13 – 23 for the French side. McCafferty led the way with 6 goals, with Kocisova scoring 4 goals.
The team now have one more day of training before facing Luxembourg when they hope that their injury problems will be solved.
In the main event, France suffered a shock defeat to Angola.
Text: Melanie Chowns
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
This will be a tough challenge for the squad but an excellent warm up for the international against Luxembourg on Saturday.The squad has no major injuries apart from left back Lada Dungworth who injured her back just prior to the camp, so there will be a need for the remaining key back players Lynn McCafferty, Britt Goodwin and Yvette Frings to take on the additional responsibility.
Coach Morten Arvidsson took the squad for a light training session on Wednesday night after their journey, working on the counter attack and defensive positioning. This followed a session of video analysis of their game against St Sebastian as well as reviewing the defense work of France and Korea.
Good news for the squad is the welcome return of left winger Holly Lam-Moores from the Haslingden club, as she is now on the way back after a long layoff with a back injury.
Following the training camp, eight of the squad will return to the Handball Academy in Aarhus for the start of the spring term. They are: Cerys Walker, Lada Dungworth, Louise Jukes, Laura Innes , Sophie Keen , Holly Lam – Moores and Sarah Hargreaves
Text: Mel Chowns
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Squirrels 25 - 20 Oxford Uni
The day started with a match between Squirrels with only 6 players available, against Oxford Uni. Despite the lack of players Squirrels were able to convincingly beat the Uni team. The woman of the match was Olimpia Lopesde of Squirrels who scored 5 goals who in the heat of the action picked up a red card.
The second match between the champions Great Danes and last years runners up Ruislip Eagles. This match lived up to expectation and was hard fought throughout. Ruislip were without top scorer Danni Sposi and to compound their problems, Danes top scorer Iris Manu passed a late fitness test to get into the team. Danes started the better and quickly pulled away into a 5 - 1 lead, with Manu already in her stride with 3 quick goals. Ruislip were slow to get into an attacking flow and as usual found goal keeper Carlota Berruezo in dominant form. After 10 minutes though Ruilsip began to ease their way into the game with Kocisova and Telej finding ways through a solid danes defence. With less than a minute of the first half remaining, Erika Recska scored a fine solo goal to ensure Ruilsip went in at half time only trailing by one goal.
The second half was goal for goal but Ruislip just started to move ahead following 2 two minutes for danes. Manu however kept a cool head to convert several penalties and scored 7 goals in a row for danes and the teams drew level. Ruislip edged ahead 19 - 18 only to have Kocisova red carded and Soloman also off for two minutes after dissent from the Ruislip bench. With three minutes remaining Danes tried to find a way past the 4 court players of Ruislip but they held out and even scored through Recska. Ruislip managed another goal to spark joyful celebrations at the end as Ruislip won 20 - 18.
Iris Manu was voted player of the match with a 10 goal haul for Danes. Recska top scored for Ruislip with 6. There is no doubt however that Danes will be fighting back and this season looks like being an extremely close fought competition.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday 24th they will be joined by representatives from other
Commonwealth Handball Federations including Nigeria, India, Pakistan,
Cyprus,Zambia, Scotland and England.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Each week newsletter carries league results and tables.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
The London Summer of Sports backed 'come & try' sessions at Crystal Palace proved a great hit. Children from a number of London Schools took advantage of the occasion and were coached by members of the Province of Quebec handball teams who were on the return leg of their European tour, having competed in Granollers (Spain) and Partille (Sweden). The Canadian players were good sports, allowing them to join their teams for short games, whilst the remainder of the 80 strong squad gave great vocal encouragement to the young Londoners.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Handball, along with a dozen other sports, was on show providing an opportunity for spectators and fellow participants alike, to watch different sports and have a go in, ‘come & try’ sessions. Around thirty children came to grips with some basic ball handling exercises before being let lose in what can only be described as, freestyle handball, and great fun was had by all!
One of the interested spectators, seeing the game for the first time, was the Mayor of Brentwood. He was introduced to some of the players and remarked how much he had enjoyed their demonstration and expressed an interest in seeing the game return to the borough.
This handball initiative was the first to be organised by the recently formed Brentwood Handball Development Group, with further plans under way during the summer to encourage local schoolchildren to play the game.
John Compton, Brentwood Handball Development Group
Monday, July 02, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Ashford Tanners new U16 team had a run out against players from Leyton in East
London on Friday evening (22nd). Coached by Mark Goodwin, the team showed good potential, scoring some nice goals and their keeper Gareth Jenner making some exceptional saves. The
boys are looking forward to playing other teams at Crystal Palace in July and entering
junior competitions next season.
Left to right (top) Will Mowl, James Spain, Gareth Jenner, Chay McGill, Rob
Edwards, (bottom) Charlie Fuggle, Mark Goodwin (Coach) and Ben Goodwin.
- Great Britain is my favourite foreign country and I especially love London. Feeling so much attachment to this country, it always made me sad that handball is not played in England.
Now, it's a great joy for me to play in London and an honour that we are selected to promote handball in the UK. It's a pleasure to be among the first top teams who go there.
Picture: Champions League http://championsleague.eurohandball.com/
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The annual Brentwood Festival of Sport will be held at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday, June 24th .
The day long festival is major promotion of healthy living and to encourage all the family to improve fitness levels. Visitors will have an opportunity to see and try more than a dozen sports, including handball. Handball has a three hour session in a section of the main hall starting at 10am. Great Dane has generously offered to put on a display and participate in a 'come & try' session.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
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Sunday, June 03, 2007
This year's Weymouth Beach Handball Championships schedule will look like this:
Friday Evening: Mixed tournament - turn up and play (5.00 - 8.00 pm)
Saturday - Men/Mixed/Women Tournament
Sunday - Men/Mixed/Women Tournament
Friday, June 01, 2007
More info at www.ashfordhandball.org.uk
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The Bristol Club is looking to play some friendly matches over the next few months and would like to hear from any teams interested in playing against them. They are just playing for fun right now whilst they get established but a few training matches would be a great help. The club has access to a full sized court in Wellington, Somerset if teams are willing to travel.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Friday Evening: Mixed tournament - turn up and play (5.00 - 8.00 pm)Saturday - Men/Mixed/Women Tournament Sunday - Men/Mixed/Women Tournament
Monday, May 21, 2007
On the 13th July, youngsters from London will be invited to attend free 'come & try' sessions whilst overseas teams will compete with British teams on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.
5 teams from Canada have already confirmed their attendance. If you would like to enter a team (U15 and U18 boys and girls) please contact Paul Goodwin for more information.