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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Commonwealth nations meet in Egypt

As the world’s handball leaders descend on Cairo next week (4-7 June) for the International Handball Federation’s Congress, the Commonwealth’s handball nations will also be taking the opportunity to hold their own meeting.

Formed in 1985 in Salford, the Commonwealth Association was active in promoting handball throughout the English-speaking world throughout the 1980’s and 90’s.

Indeed during this time English club and national teams took part in Commonwealth competitions in Cyprus, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Bangladesh, South Africa and Malaysia.

The election meeting in Egypt will seek to inject new impetus into the body, which has been largely inactive since 2000, and whose aim is to gain handball’s admission to the Commonwealth Games.

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