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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ashford U16 Boys First Outing

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.

Champions League Player Looks Forward to Playing in London

Pásztor is proud to play in London István Pásztor, player of MKB Veszprém since 1993, the year of the first edition of the Champions League, but never played in England before: 
- 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.
Full article

Picture: Champions League http://championsleague.eurohandball.com/

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Handball is back in Brentwood (courtesy of Great Dane)

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.

It is hoped the festival will generate renewed interest in the town which produced the first team to represent England in European handball competitions.
For more information mail johncompton@talktalk.net

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Bristol Men play their first friendly against Oxford

The newly formed Bristol Handball Club played a friendly match this evening at Oxford. This was their first outing and despite losing 33-26 they were pleased with their performance, particularly having travelled without an experienced goalkeeper. Bristol could be a strong contender for next seasons league.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Another chance to hear..........

John Ryan of team handball news Interviewed Paul Bray, the British voice of handball on Eurosport and Videosport at the recent World Championships in Germany. Listen to the podcast

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Stratford School Children try handball

At a recent Olympic day, the children at West Ham Church School sampled a host of sports, including judo, hockey, handball, basketball and Paralympic event goal ball.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Norwegian to coach GB women

Norway Post - Bærum,Norway
The Norway Post today reported that Norwegian handball coach Vigdis Holmeset has been called to coach the British Women Handball team in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Weymouth 2007 Beach Handball

Time is running out for entries to this years beach handball. Entries should be made on the beachhandball website

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

Ashford Tanners seek new players

One of Britains oldest clubs is hoping to re-enter the handball league next season after a number of years of being away . Anyone interested in playing should contact Paul Goodwin  . During the summer months we will be having beach handball and BBQ's around the Kent Coast and we will be attending the Weymouth beach tournament. Men, Women and youth players of all abilities welcome.
More info at www.ashfordhandball.org.uk