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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

British Handball team up with CSC

BRITISH Handball has teamed up with Capital Shopping Centres (CSC) to spread some handball love throughout the country this spring!

CSC has signed up as British Handball’s official location partner for a national tour of British Handball’s mobile shooting arena, which gives members of the public the chance to try their hand at throwing a handball into a goal – and win some top prizes!

The tour will take in seven CSC shopping centres across the country, and each will see Great Britain athletes in attendance to tell the public what a great sport handball is.

The tour will be taking place across seven CSC centres, including:

Victoria Centre, Nottingham – Saturday 28th April

Broadmarsh, Nottingham – Sunday 29th April

The Trafford Centre, Manchester – Friday 4th May

Eldon Square, Newcastle – Saturday 12th May

Metrocentre, Gateshead – Sunday 13th May

Lakeside, Thurrock – Saturday 26th May

The Glades, Bromley – Sunday 27th May

The UK tour will also incorporate visits to local schools in Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and Essex to encourage the next generation of youngsters to take up this fast growing sport.

Paul Goodwin, British Handball’s Chief Executive, said: "We’re really looking forward to showing the public what handball is all about. It’s a great sport to play and watch, and it’s massive overseas. Our aim is to use the 2012 Olympics to make it more popular in Britain."

And Richard Bailey, Central Marketing Manager at CSC said, "Being chosen to be the British Handball Association’s official location partner for its tour of the UK highlights the popularity of our shopping centres and the ideal geographic spread of these locations across the country.

"2012 is such an amazing year for British sport and it will be fantastic to give the local communities surrounding our centres the opportunity to get involved with such a fast growing sport.

"It is also great to be able to support the British Handball Association and the British Handball team during this key sporting year, so we hope to see lots of out shoppers giving it a go when the tour visits CSC centres across the country over the next month."

1 comment:

Peri said...

It's long overdue British to learn what handball is. It's pity when you tell people that you play handball and they ask "is that netball?". Handball is the 3rd most played sport in Europe. It is part of the school's PE curriculum in most European countries.