July – Juniors represent NSW in Queensland

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

NSW U21 Men (including some ACT players) won their series against Queensland. U21 Women, U18 Women and U18 Men were runners up to Queensland. The event was held at In-Sport sports centre in Brisbane on July 20-21. Thanks to our hosts Queensland Team Handball and our ACT participants also. There are some photos from Day 1 on our Facebook page at

June – National Junior Championships

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

The National Junior Championships will be held in Brisbane on July 20 & 21. Players interested in trialling for the Under 18’s and Under 21’s Men’s and Women’s teams should attend training and trials as follows: Under 21 men with Harbourside men at Sydney Olympic Park from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on Tuesdays ($5 charge if you are not a Harbourside member), Under 18 Men at SOP on Fridays from 6-8 pm ($5 charge), Under 21 Women with Sydney University Women on Tuesdays from 8-10 pm and Fridays from 6-8 ($5 charge); and Under 18’s Women with Harbourside on Tuesdays at SOP from 7:30 to 9:00 ($5)

May – Sydney Uni qualifies for Superglobe.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Following their 25:20 victory over Auckland Regional HC in the first match of the qualifying series, Sydney University HC has qualified for the Superglobe tournament in Qatar in August with a 26:21 win at Sydney Olympic Park. Both matches were hard fought with scores see-sawing with the same final margin in both.
All the best to Sydney Uni as they work towards Superglobe.

May – SuperGlobe Oceania Men’s qualifier in Sydney

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Sydney University, defending champions, are hosting the Oceania Men’s Club SuperGlobe qualification at Sports Halls, Sydney Olympic Park. Its a best of two series against Auckland Regional Handball (NZ) with games at 6:20pm on the Saturday and 12:30pm on the Sunday.

May – NSW Indoor season well underway

Friday, May 10th, 2013

The NSW indoor club season is now underway on Saturdays at Sports Halls at Sydney Olympic Park. May 11 sees Round 2 of the competition. Its not to late to join as some clubs are still seeking players. See the contact details at

May – Trials for National Beach handball teams May 11-12

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Best wishes to all the NSW players aiming for selection for the Aussie Men and Women’s teams to compete at the World Games in Cali, Columbia later in July/August. Trials are at Maroubra with sessions both days.

April – Aussie women claim Oceania title

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

The Australian Women won two from two games against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 to win the Oceania title. Congratulations girls and special mention to the NSW players in the team – Brianna Keyes, Alice Keighley, Tori Brunsberg and Sebel Lindblom. Also comgrats to our NSW Referees who officiated – Robert Ridley and Adrian van Bussel. Thx to our hosts the New Zealand Handball Federation for their organisation and planning.

See some great photos of the games – including all the Aussie players at
Thanks to NZ photographer Jun Tanlayco.

April – NSW Club season starts with trials on April 27

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

The NSW Handball League commences with a trials weekend on the 27th April, rather than full competition as the national junior men’s and junior women’s teams have training camps on that weekend and the Australian Women are in NZ playing the Oceania World Championship qualifiers.

Teams are required to supply 2 refereeing pairs for the competition, with Ref training Tues night 23 April, and the trails day as practcal experience, where newer referees can be assisted by their mentors.

Please submit your team lists for the competition to Scott at no later than Wednesday 17th April (additional registrations can be accepted later), so that the NSW membership database can be updated and the scoresheets can be prepared for your matches.

April – Refereeing course April 23 for NSW Club refs

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

As part of the process of gaining accreditation for our referees from the Australian Sports Commission, we have targeted the first weekend of the NSW Comp on April 27 for trials and part of the practical component of the referees course, where newer referees can be assisted by their mentors.

Each team participating in the comp will be required to supply 2 refereeing pairs and our new referees coordinator will be allocating referees and match officials to matches.

These referees will be participating in the initial theory component of the course on Tuesday 23rd April at Sports House (6A Figtree Dr, Sydney Olympic Park) and using what they learn at the trials. Please advise Scott Fearnside if you are planning to attend

April – Oceania Women’s qualifier to be held in NZ April 26-27

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

New Zealand was awarded the hosting of the Oceania qualifier for the Women’s Wolrd Champs. The event will be a two match test between Australia and New Zealand in Wellington on April 26 and 27 at 6pm Wellington time. Congratulations to our NSW players in the team. The games will be webcast via New Zealand Handball’s website at