November – R4 Men’s National League held in Sydney

Friday, January 5th, 2018

The final round for 2017 of the HLA (Handball League Australia) for Men was held over the weekend of November 18-19 in Sydney.

It was the most thrilling round yet with many of the matches very tight – keeping spectators on the edge of their seats. On the Saturday newcomers Brisbane Wolves took regular winners Sydney uni into two lots of overtime until defending champions Sydney Uni finally pulled ahead by two points. Sunday’s final saw regular challengers St Kilda take the win over Sydney Uni in the final in a tight and physical match.

Check out the photos by Bob Woods and Bronwyn Thompson on the HLA Facebook page.

Congratulations to both NSW CLubs Sydney Uni and UTS Hawkes for such great performances. Planning for 2018 will occur in January, with the possible addition of more clubs to the event.

October – NSW Men take National title

Friday, January 5th, 2018

NSW Men have reclaimed their national title after a six year drought, winning over Victoria in a tough match. Congratulations to the team and Coach Emma Guignard. Our Women came fifth with Queensland taking the title from Victoria in the final.

The Australian Open National Championships were held in Sydney at the Blacktown Sports and Leisure Centre at Stanhope Gardens between October 5-8. Regional representative teams from across Australia and New Zealand competed. Check out the photos on the Handball Australia Facebook page.

Thanks to Anne Mosetter our organiser, along with Scott Fearnside and Bronwyn Thompson. and all our volunteers, players, officials and supporters who came out to help with the event.

September – Harbourside claim both NSW League titles

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Harbourside have claimed the NSW League titles for both Men and Women this year, edging out Sydney Uni who have dominated for several years. Its been exciting to see the even competition between all the clubs this season.

We thank everyone for joining in with us (and having to travel distances) at our various temporary venues following the fire damage at our legacy Olympic Park Sports Halls.

September – Aussie Junior Men 3rd in Oceania

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Congratulations to our NSW players in the Australian Junior Men’s indoor team claiming 3rd place at the 2017 IHF Oceania Men’s Handball Trophy in the Cook Islands. Tahiti took the title followed by New Caledonia. Congratulations all.

Reports can be found on the Handall Australia Facebook page and details on Wikipedia.

September – Aussie School Championships regos by Sept 30

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Is your school registered for the 2017 Australian School Championships to be held at Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope from 14-16 November? Contact for more details. Beginners welcome!

September – final call for NSW Seniors for Nationals

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Senior Nationals squads are underway for the upcoming Nationals October 5-8 being held in Sydney.

Interested players who haven’t yet made contact with the coaches re: training sessions, please do so quickly as we have uniforms and other logistics to arrange.

Players are eligible for selection if they’ve played 5 games in the last 12 months and made themselves available to trial. Given it’s been a sparse couple of seasons, if you’re a regular player who hasn’t met these requirements, please do talk to the coaches and seek an exemption.

Some States are seeking players to support their squads and NSW wants to support these. NSW requires players planning to do this to trial for NSW first so please also be in contact so we can let any other States needing support know.

Contact us via the New South Wales Handball Facebook page.

September – NSW Junior Women National Champs

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The NSW Women’s U18 and U21 teams are the Australian champions for 2017, and the U18 and U21 Men runners up to Queensland. The Australian Championships were held at Sydney Olympic Park between September 2-3.

Thanks to our Coaches Kim Briggs, Tessa Hayn, assisted by Lucas Turecek and Manager Michelle Mekler-Peled and Uniform manager Sunny Fong. Thanks to Queensland and our parents and supporters.

July – Trials for NSW U18 & U21 teams starts July 20

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Australian Junior Nationals will be held in Sydney on the 1-3rd September.

NSW training and selection for U18 and U21 men and women’s teams will be held on the following nights at the Sports Centre, Olympic Park (ie. not our regular venue but down past the Aquatic Centre on Olympic Blvde):

Thursday 20 July 6-7:30
Monday 24 July 6-7:30
Thursday 27 July 6-7:30
Rest week
Monday 7 August 6-7:30
Thursday 10 August 6:30-8
Thursday 17 August 6-7:30
Monday 21 August 6-7:30
Monday 28 August 6-7:30
Thursday 31 August 6-9

A Facebook event has been created for each session so please confirm attendance and invite your friends. Looking forward to seeing new and experienced players there!
Follow our New South Wales Facebook page for updates

July – NSW U17 players at Beach World Champs in Mauritius

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Best wishes for our NSW U17 players in the Australian Men’s and Women’s teams playing in the U17 World Championships in Mauritius between July 11-16. The first day of competition sees the Men first up playing Portugal and then Italy in the afternoon and the Women play Portugal and then Spain. Best wishes all.
The playing schedule is on the IHF site (Mauritius is 6 hours behind AEST).
IHF website playing schedule

June – Support our U17 Beach Handball teams trip to World Champs

Monday, June 12th, 2017

NSW has many players in the U17 Australian Beach Handball teams. Please help them compete at the World Championships in Mauritius in July 2017. Come along to our dinner on 24th June at Novotel Brighton ($60) or simply make a $10 donation. Tickets via
Thanks for your support!