News

March – AHF AGM for April 20

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The AHF AGM is to be held at Sports House Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday April 20 starting at 10:30am. With members travelling nationally, the rest of the weekend will also be a strategic planning weekend for the Board and associated officers. RSVP for meeting (to ensure adequate roomsize please) to sec-gen@handballaustralia.org.au

March – Pilot national referee course April 6&7

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

NSW has received a Department of Communities grant to develop a Introductory Officiating Handball course.A pilot of the Referee compnent will be run on April 6&7 by Alex Gavrilovic, recently returned from the London 2012 Olympics and oversighting their preprartion courses also. Once endorsed the course will be available nationally.

February – NSW players in Aussie Men’s Beach team

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Australia plays New Zealand for a best of 2 series on Novemeber 23 and 24 for the Oceania spot for the World Games. NSW players Tim Harvey, David Hudson and Michael Sullivan named in the team, and Mitch Hedges, Alex Michalek and Scott Nicholson also named in the squad for the World Games (pending qualification) and World Championship campaigns. ACT players from NSW competition Callum Mouncey and Andrew Lawrence also named in squad. Well done and best wishes against New Zealand. Matches at Maroubra Beach, NSW on Saturday November 23 at 12:30 and Game Two on Sunday at 12:30.

February – NSW Club indoor season starts April 27

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

The NSWHA Open Club season starts April 27 at Sydney Olympic Park’s Sports Halls. Players of all levels of experience are welcome. Check out our Club contact page to find a team near you.

February – NSW hosting Beach Nats and World Games quals

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

NSWHA is hosting the 2013 Beach Handball club nationals at Maroubra between February 21-24, preceded by a national camp for squad hopefuls. The tournament will also include the qualification event for Men’s Oceania spot for the Wolrd Games in Cali in July. The Aussie Women’s team directly qualified for the position based on their rankings in the World Championships. Drop by for some great beach handball action. Further details can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/beachhandballnsw/2013-australian-beach-handball-championships

January – Aussie Men finish World Champs

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The Australian Men’s team finished their campaign with a frustrating and closer match agaist Chile, with the boys leading in the early stages. Thanks to our Aussie webmater Peter Cama, see Violi’s report here http://www.handballaustralia.org.au/National%20Mens%20Team%20Pages/2013/2013%20WC%20Spain/Reports/2013IHFWCMRvsCHILE22.htm

Australian Handball also had a story featured on the official competition website (with slightly wrong particpation stats) at http://www.handballspain2013.com/en/News/Details/1305/australia-reportaje

January – NSWHA AGM planned for March 17

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The NSWHA AGM is planned for Sunday March 17 at 10:30am, at Sports House 6a Figtree drive, Olympic Park.

January – Aussie Men in IHF News

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Aussie Men’s team are doing it tough at the current World Championships, facing three of the top teams in their first matches. The IHF Media officer and ‘all things handball guru’ Bjorn did a story with the boys for the IHF website News section. See it at http://ihf.info//MediaCenter/News/NewsDetails/tabid/130/Default.aspx?ID=1430

You can also follow NSW member and AHF Media Officer Violi Calvert’s blog at http://www.handballaustralia.org.au

January – Hill’s Tim Anderson debuts at Worlds

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Australia started its World Championship campaign against Croatia in Spain earlier this morning with a 36:13 loss against the Olympic Bronze medalists. The team worked hard and the new players gained valuable experience. Follow the guys on the Handball Australia blog at and Facebook Australian Handball Team at .

January – Weeknight Beach Handball

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

2013 Beach Handball starts again at Maroubra beach Wenesday January 9, starting at 5.30pm with a fitness/skills session that will go for about 20-30mins. Following this, we will set up the goals and then focus on a specific component or two of beach handball for 15-20mins before splitting into teams on the night for some games. Don’t worry if you can’t arrive at 5.30, all you will miss is running!

Sessions will be held on the following nights: 9th January, 23rd January, 6th February, 13th February. The cost for each session is $10 or $30 to attend all four sessions. No need to RSVP – just turn up tomorrow and pay on the night.

Social Beach handball continues on Sundays at Queenscliff between 3-5pm.