November – 450 children try handball at Penrith

Friday, November 16th, 2012

NSW Handball particpated in the annual Penrith Panthers ‘Panthers on the Prowl’ primary school mutl-sports day on Tuesday November 13. Junior development officer Claire Dennerly and Bronwyn Thompson worked with classes of up to 30 children at a time on basic game play. We were wonderfully assisted during the whole day by U20 Penrith Panther Nick Walker and in part by one of the high school coaching trainee students Beth. It was great to hear many of the children ‘raving’ about the game after as little as 15 minutes play. Photos are on the ‘New South Wales Handball’ Facebook page at!/pages/New-South-Wales-Handball-Association/350769085015649?fref=ts

October – NSW Beach Handball information site

Monday, October 29th, 2012

NSW Beach Handball has launched an information site for the summer months. Find it at

October – Try Beach Handball

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Social Sundays – Free (Every Sunday from 3-5pm at Queenscliff Beach. Everyone welcome!). Check the NSW Beach Handball Facebook page for updates.

Learn to Play Day – Everyone Welcome – $10
Date: Saturday 3 November
Venue: Maroubra Beach
Time: 9am – 12noon

Training Day with the national coaches – Everyone Welcome – $30
Date: Sunday 4 November 2012
Venue: TBA (most likely Collaroy beach)
Time: 10am – 5pm (will include 2 sessions of 2-3 hours with a break
between, session times TBC)

Maroubra League – Competition One – $30
Wednesdays 7th November to 19th December. First games start at 5:30pm. This competition is almost full! Individual player enquiries welcome.

Maroubra League – Competition Two – $30
Wednesdays 9th January to 13th February
Individual player enquiries welcome.

Enquiries to

October – Summer Showdown

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

NSW will host QLD in a Summer Showdown Youth/Junior competition for U14 through to U21 between December 7-9. Teams will play for the Stephen Harbort Cup. Training for NSW has started and all players are welcome to try out, beginners included. Check times in other posts below or contact our Junior Development Officer at

October – Beach Handball social and comp

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Social Beach Handball begins Sunday October 14. There are also plans for for a mid-week conpetition series. See details for both on Facebook for NSW Beach Handball at

October – Training to Start for Junior Tournament

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Selection trials and training for the Summer Showdown Stephen Harbourt Cup against Queensland on 7-9 December will begin at Sydney Olympic Park. Any junior player interested in trialling for this competition needs to show up for these sessions.
Coaches will advise of other training/fitness sessions.

Training Schedule
Fri 19/10, 26/10, 2/11, 9/11, 16/11, 23/11
U16 Girls 6.30pm-8pm
U16 Boys 8pm-9.30pm

Tue 23/10, 30/10, 6/11
U14 Girls 6.30pm-8pm
U14 Boys 6.30pm-8pm

Thu 25/10, 1/11, 8/11, 15/11, 22/11
U18 Girls 6.30pm-8pm
U18 Boys 8pm-9.30pm
U21 Women 6.30pm-8pm
U21 Men day and time tbc

October – Australian Junior Men and Women Oceania Champs

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Australia won both the Junior Women and Men’s titles at the Oceania Challenge held in Samoa between October 1-7, sponsored by the International Handball Federation (IHF). Huge congratulations to the players, officials and suuporters, espcially all those from NSW. See the women’s reports on the AHF site at Men’s to hopefully follow soon. Congratulations also to the 2 sets of Australian Referees officiating in the Oceania event. They were all from NSW – Richard Ridley, Adrian Van Bussel, Robert Ridley and James Ridley.

October – Silver and Bronze for NSW Seniors

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

NSW takes Silver in the Men’s (narrowly losing to Gold Medalist’s Victoria by 1 point) and Bronze in Women’s at the Senior Australian Championships in Adelaide. Congratulations to players, officials and supporters who did us all proud. The competition was extremely even with most matches real cliffhangers – well done to our players who put in solid effort throughout all games. Congratulations also to Tomasz Szklarski who was named the Men’s Most Valuable PLayer (MVP) – he also coached both teams at the titles.

October – NSW Women on Ten Breakfast

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

NSW Women were featured in a segment on the Ten Network’s breakfast show, along with their competition WA as part of the Seionr Nationals in Adelaide. See their shotting skills here…

October – NSW Men in final, Women in 3/4 playoff

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

NSW Handball had a mixed day on the 3rd day of the Australian Senior Handball Nationals, with a win for the boys over QLD 24:20 (12:6). This places them in Sunday’s final against VIC. The girls needed two wins today to make the final and ended with a loss to QLD 11:22 (4:11) and a win against SA 29:26 (14:11). They’ll play for third place on Sunday. Go NSW!