News

June – NSWHA supports Play by the Rules

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

NSW Handball endorses the Play by the Rules as part of the ASC Integrity in Sports initiative. Exec member, office holders and officials are encouraged to undertake the online course suite covering Child Protection, Harassment and Discrimination and this is being phased in as a requirement in 2014. The courses can be found at http://www.playbytherules.net.au/interactive-scenarios/free-online-training/45-online-learning/online-learning/1303-play-by-the-rules-child-protection-harassment-and-discrimination

June – Junior Training and Selection Camp

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Training and Selection camps for Boys and Girls Under 18 (born 1996 or later) and Under 21 (born 1993 or later) teams will be conducted at the Sports Halls at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June.

Both boy’s teams will be training on Saturday from 1-3 pm and on Sunday from 9-11 am and 1-3 pm

Both girl’s teams will be training on Saturday from 3-5 pm and on Sunday from 11am-1pm and 3-5 pm

Cost for the camp will be $15 each (payable on the day) and other details for the Championships will be available from the coaches during the camps.

All players are welcome to attend these trials

April – 2014 Draw Available

Friday, April 25th, 2014

The NSW Handball League for 2014 commences on 17th May at Sydney Olympic Park. All players MUST be registered with NSW Handball by the Wednesday before games are played and the same applies for additional registrations.

It is pleasing to see an additional Women’s team in the competition as well as the introduction of a Men’s team from UNSW.

March – Sydney Uni for SuperGlobe Oceania qualifier

Friday, March 21st, 2014

NSW Club team Sydney University have won the inaugural Australian Men’s Indoor Handball Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park between March 14-16. Sydney Uni and Hills Heat handball competed in the group of five teams from 3 States. Hills Heat placed third in an exciting weekend of handball. Second placing team St Kilda, Victoria will also compete in the Oceania event in New Caledonia in June. See photos at the Handball Australia Facebook page and fixtures on the Handball Australia website.

February – Player EOIs for National squads due Feb 25

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Just a quick reminder that EOIs (Expressions of Interest) are due this Saturday for players seeking to be considered for Handball Australia national squads. Squads are Women’s, Youth (U18) Women & Men, Junior (U21) Women & Men – though actual age limits may vary pending competition events and Youth/Junior may be combined. We’re also seeking interest from Boys born between 1996-1998 for an additional possible opportunity.

Send forms to sec-gen@handballaustralia.org.au Forms are on the Handball Australia website at http://www.handballaustralia.org.au/#!hp-information/c7ip

February – Calling for helpers for Aussie Men’s Club Championship

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

NSW is hosting the Australian Men’s Club Championships qualifier 14-16 March at Sydney Olympic Park. Five teams (incl Hills and Sydney Uni from NSW) will be playing for the right to represent Australia in the Oceania qualifier for the SuperGlobe Continental tournament. We’re after a range of helpers for general and official duties. Could anyone interested in helping out please email Alex at president@handballaustralia.org.au

February – NSW AGM Wed April 9

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

The NSW Handball AGM is planned for Wednesday 7pm on April 9 at Sports House, 6a Figtree Rd, Sydney Olympic Park.

All members are welcome. Clubs please send a delegate. Please RSVP to Secretary-General if you are planning to attend so we can make sure we have a room booking to accommodate the group. Bronwyn@nswhandball.com.au

February – NSW Takes 2 National Beach titles

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

NSW Club teams took 2 of the 3 titles on offer at the Australia Beach Handball Championships, including an all NSW final in the Mixed division. Congratulations to all our NSW participants and thanks to Allira Hudson-Gofers for organising us all.

Twenty teams from across Australia competed in the Australian Beach Handball Championships at Scarborough beach in Perth, Western Australia (WA) between February 13-16. Categories were Open Men’s, Women’s and Mixed.

Men (8 teams in two pools)
Gold: East Melbourne (Vic) def Tang (NSW) 2-0
Bronze: WA Gold (WA) def NT Harbourside (NT/NSW/ACT) 2-0

Women (6 teams in 1 pool)
Gold: Tang (NSW) def Melbourne BHC (Vic) 2-0
Bronze: WA Foxes (WA) def SA Sharknados (SA) 2-0

Mixed (8 teams)
Gold: Tang (NSW) def NT Harbourside (NT/NSW/ACT) 2-0
Bronze: Monash (Vic) def WA Vipers (WA) 2-1

For more details on rankings and fixtures http://beachhandball.camandco.com
And for more action photos from the event see http://www.facebook.com/handballaustraliamain

Thanks to Handball West (headed up by Denise Westhaeusler and Michael Bone) for organising the event at a great venue.

December – NSW players at World Champs

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Australian women’s team is performing well at the World Championships, currently on in Serbia. Despite going down to Germany 15:36, the girls held the European handball powerhouse team even for the first fourteen minutes, lost ground in the middle, and then again regrouped to hold them to a solid end. Player of the Match was Sally Potocki, from Sydney Uni (currently playing in Germany). See the Handball Australia Facebook page
and the IHF website for Fixtures and Results (and streaming details on Home page).

December – NSW Handball dinner enjoyed by all

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The NSW Handball dinner was a really enjoyable night with many new faces as the juniors and their families celebrated with us. It was held at the Canarvon Golf Club at Lidcombe overlooking the links.

The NSW junior teams were presented with their medals, as were the senior league winners (Sydney Uni women and Hills Heat Men) and player contributions acknowledged. Russell Garnett was also inducted into the NSW Hall of Fame – he passed on the banner to our juniors and encouraged them to continue as he had.

Looking forward to see the juniors back in force next year and playing in our regular competition.