Invitations to schools have been sent for the 2017 NSW Schools’ Championships to be held at the Sports Halls, Sydney Olympic Park. For the first time this year a Primary School event is planned for Monday May 15. The High Schools’ events follow, with Women on May 16 and men on May 17. Please be in contact if your school has not yet received an invite! Inquiries via firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW Beach Handball is running a summer comp in February and March. Make sure you check our their Facebook community page and find a team. Beginners and experienced players are all welcome.
We’re getting in early before Sydney Olympic Park is handed over to the Easter Show. Our NSW Junior development sessions start up next week – from Friday February 10.
Sessions run Friday nights between 7:00-8:30pm at the Sports Halls, Cnr Grande Pde and Olympic Blvde, Sydney Olympic Park. All are welcome – beginners and experienced players. Regular participation will require registration with NSW (and further information on this will be supplied in coming weeks) but certainly come along and try initially!
We are in squad building mode! All male and female athletes aged 13-21 are welcome to attend. No handball experience required.
Training on Saturday 17th December from 9am to 3pm (followed by club training from 4pm-6pm if you want to stick around). Game practice on Sunday 18th December from 4pm to 6pm
Venue, both days: Maroubra beach, south end
Remember to bring: hat, sunscreen, snacks, lunch (or lunch money) waterbottle, swimmers, towel
Please email email@example.com to confirm attendance or for any questions.
Juniors U21 and below are welcome to try Beach handball on Sunday November 27 at 3pm. Both female and male players keen to trial for the U17 Squad are particularly requested to attend though we’re also keen to build our junior ranks and grow generally.
The session starts at 3pm at South Maroubra Beach and is followed by the Sunday Social Open session between 4-6pm which you’re then welcome to join in.
Come on down and ask for David Hudson (National Junior Coach) when you arrive. David and NSW Coaches will be on hand for the free session.
Beach handball is the secret surprise at the Cook Community Classic being held on Cronulla Beach Sunday Novembver 20. NSW player Schools Nicholson had organised the Aussie Men’s Beach Squad to advise teams from F45 fitness to play in a challenge tournament between 8-11am. The Men will then play an exhibition match at around 11am. Come on down and support the guys. F45 have also arranged for a raffle with some great prizes (including an international flight) to support the guys.
NSW Handball has started it’s Social Beach Handball Season. It’s fun but also some serious training for all level of players. Sessions are generally at South Maroubra Beach on Sunday afternoons between 4-6pm. There’s also 8am Wake up sessions some Saturdays at Balmoral Beach on Sydney’s northside. Checkout the New South Wales Handball Facebook page for weekly updates and join the NSW Beach Handball Group once you get started. Hope to see you on the sand!
The IHF is planning an U17 World Championships in mid 2017, which we’ve been told Oceania will have two places at. We’re keen to see if we have enough interest from both male and female players in this age group to form squads to compete for these places. NSW Juniors are encouraged to apply by November 25 please.
If you’re a handball player (or coming from other related sports) and turning 17 or under in 2017 and keen to tryout, please send an EOI to HA’s Secretary-General at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a short summary of your handball experience and confirmation of your Australian citizenship.
HA’s EOI form and selection policy can be found at
NSW Men take second place in a nail biting final at the 2016 Australian Open Senior Championships after leading for much of the match. Its was an exciting display of handball with South Australia inching forward and taking the lead in the final quarter. Our Women placed fourth in a very tight women’s competition, with Victoria taking the title. Photos and reports on the Handball Australia Facebook page.
The 2016 Australian Open National Handball Championships are at Blacktown Leisure centre in Stanhope Gardens this weekend. If you are in the area drop by for some great handball. Entrance is free.
NSW is hosting the 2016 Senior nationals at Blacktown Leisure Centre at Stanhope Gardens between Thursday October 6 (form 5pm) and the during the days of Friday October 7 to Sunday October 9. Men’s and Women’s teams from 6 States and Territories are competing, along with the New Zealand Women who are flying over for the Oceania qualifier in the lead into the event. Come on down if you are in the area. Follow the event via the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/157254778034777/
NSW Handball is hosting the Women’s Oceania qualification at Stanhope Gardens on October 5-6. Details via http://www.handballaustralia.org.au/content/australian-women-take-new-zealand-oceania-qualifiers
Congratulations to the NSW players preparing to represent Australia, and to the management team (Tomasz Sklarski, Anthony Keyes and Caleb Gahan) all also representing NSW. Best wishes for a great event.
Sydney Uni have claimed both men’s and Women’s title for the 2016 NSW Saturday league competition, with UTS runners up in both as well. Men’s 3rd place went to Harbourside, 4th to Hills and 5th to UNSW. Photos can be found at https://www.facebook.com/New-South-Wales-Handball-Association-350769085015649/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1102045016554715
Congrats all for a good season!
Just a reminder that due to the big volleyball tournament, we have no courts for our competition on the 10th September
Semi-finals for the men’s competition are on the 17th September
9:00 – North Court
Sydney Uni v Hills
10:30 – North Court
UTS v Harbourside
9:00 – Middle Court
Sydney Uni Scorpions v UTS Women
Note that the women’s competition is “first past the post”.
Senior nationals are being held in Sydney between October 6-9. State trainings are beginning and details will be released soon. Keep an eye on our New South Wales Handball Facebook page for details.
Checkout our Contacts page for Clubs in NSW. Our current season is underway and some teams would welcome still extra players. We also have Junior development sessions on Friday nights at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls (Grand Pde) between 7:00-8:30pm. Newcommers are welcome – we’re a friendly bunch! For inquires contact email@example.com
Congratulations to the NSW teams who competed at the 2016 Australian Junior Championships on the Gold Coast between July 30-31. The final rankings were:
U18 W – Wellington NZ winners; NSW runners-up
U18 M – New South Wales winners; Wellington runners-up; Qld 3rd
U21 W – Queensland winners; ACT runners up; NSW 3rd
U21 M – Queensland winners; Wellington runners-up; NSW 3rd
Photos from the vent are on the Handball Australia Facebook page.
Following a very successful Junior Championships with NSW teams participating across the board in U18 & U21 Men’s and Women’s events, sessions will continue to run Friday nights from 7:00-8:30pm at Sports Halls, Grand Pde, Sydney Olympic Park until the end of September. Newcomers welcome too!
Great news that Handball is included in Seven’s viewing schedule for Rio2016, starting this Saturday night. Enjoy all! https://www.seven.com.au/olympics/#/scheduleView/
Because so many junior players are going to the Gold Coast for National Juniors on 30th July, several teams will be affected. As a result, there will be a change in the draw for the Men’s Competition for that weekend and onward. Please take note of the changes on the Competition page.
Also, it has been decided that, while we are Valentine Park, the team duties are: that the players involved in the first match will put the lines on the court and the players involved in the second match will remove the lines and clean the resin off the court.