December – Both Aussie Men and Women in Oceania IHF Trophy finals

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Both the U19 Women and the U20 Men won their semi-final matches ensuring them places in tomorrow’s finals of the 2014 Oceania IHF Trophy. The matches are being played in Wellington New Zealand.

The U19 women won against Vanuatu today (28-11) continuing their progress after a 12:6 halftime score. The U20 men were one goal down at halftime 8:9 against New Caledonia before settling to a two goal lead and then holding it (23:21). Congratulations to the teams (and our NSW members participating). Best wishes in the finals tomorrow!

December – Both Aussie Men & Women into Oceania IHF Trophy Semis

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Both the Australian U19 Women and U20 Men Australian are through to the semi finals of the Oceania IHF Trophy to be played on December 12 in Wellington New Zealand. The Women have won all their pool games to date. They had a rest day today and will meet Vanuatu on Friday morning. The U20 Men had one loss and three wins to also qualify and will play New Caledonia in the first games of the day at 9:30am Wellington, NZ time. This game will be live streamed via the New Zealand Handball Federation website at Best wishes everyone.

December – NSW players in Aussie team for Oceania IHF Trophy

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Congratulations to the NSW players and members selected in the Australian U20 Men and U19 Women’s teams for the Oceania IHF Trophy being currently underway in Wellington New Zealand. Follow the team’s progress via the Handball Australia Facebook page at Today is Day 2 and the Women have had 2 wins from 2 matches, and the Men 2 wins from 3 matches.

The NSW members in Wellington (and some ACT players who play in our local competitions) are:
Australia U19 Women – NSW representatives
Caitlin Baker (ACT)
Freya Brent (ACT)
Jessica Cleary
Stephanie Fallah
Rebecca Howard
Jo Katz (ACT)
Lucy Niccol
Jessie Wood
Kayla Zissler (ACT)
Kathy Phetrasi
Coach: Adrian van Bussel
Assistant Coach: Callum Mouncey (ACT)
Co-Manager/Photographer: Bob Wood

Australia U20 Men – NSW representatives
Daniel Fogerty
(Several of the Australia squad reserves not selected this trip are NSW players – thanks for your support)

Medical support: Michael Fogerty, Sonya Fogerty
Tournament Referees: Richard Ridley, Robert Ridley
Delegation/Team Leader: John Calvert

For the full list, see the Handball Australia Facebook page. Best wishes to you all!

Seeking a new Junior Development Officer

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


NSWHA is seeking applications for the above vital position within our organisation. Whilst currently a volunteer position, there is the potential for this to become a paid position in 2015. Additionally, the role may be shared by a small team of interested individuals.

The primary responsibilities of the Junior Development Officer are to:

  • Conduct the Schools’ Championships
  • Coordinate the attendance at junior and youth events, including NSW squad trials
  • Coordinate coaches and referees to attend schools for handball-related sessions
  • Improve opportunities for junior and youth players to become involved in handball

Given the above responsibilities, the ideal candidate will have the ability to teach and demonstrate handball skills, whilst having a strong passion for the sport. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Working With Children Check.

In the past five years solid foundations have been set and it is essential that we continue to build upon these. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop on this success. If you believe you have the necessary attributes to fulfil this role, please forward your expression of interest to NSWHA Secretary-General, Bronwyn Thompson (

For a more comprehensive role description, click here.

Panthers on the Prowl 2013

The JDO explaining the basics of handball to students at the Panthers on the Prowl Sports Expo.

September – Call for NSW U14 & U16 players

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

The Australian Youth Championships are being held in Sydney on November 8-9. We’re just finalising the last details for NSW trials for U14 & U16 Girls and Boys. Initial training starts Sunday 14 September at SOPA Sports Halls from 7-9:30 pm. All players in this age group are welcome to trial.

June – New South Wales Handball on Facebook

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Keep up to date with NSW Handball’s comings and going via the “New South Wales Handball Association” Facebook page at Just ‘Like’ us to get updates!

June – NSW hosts Junior Championships in July

Monday, June 30th, 2014

NSW is hosting the 2014 Junior Championships over the weekend of July 12-13 at the newly refurbished Valentine Park at Glenwood. Teams from ACT, Queensland and NSW will compete across U18 and U21 categories. The camp will also be preceded with a National Junior Women’s Squad camp at the venue on the Thursday and Friday. Wishing all teams safe travel and best wishes and congratulations to all those seeking to being chosen to represent NSW!

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

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.