October – Senior Nationals underway in Adelaide

Friday, October 5th, 2012

NSW Senior players are working hard at the Nationals being held in Adelaide. The event runs Thursday October 4 to Sunday October 7.

Day 1, Oct 4 saw the Men play WA Men, winning 32: 20 (15:12). Day 2 saw two games, with the first against SA for another win at 39:18 (20:9). Next was a tougher session againt Victoria and going down 30:22 (15:10).

The women went into the competition as defending champions. Day 1 was a rest day, with their first game on the Friday against WA and winning 31:10 (16:4) woemn. The session stated at 7am with a quick segment on Channel 10 Breakfast Show. Later that morning they also lost to Victoria 9:23 (5:12), so will be well motivated for the remainder of the competition. Go NSW!

October – NSW Junior Players doing well in Samoa

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Congratulations to our NSW players representing Australia in the Oceania IHF Challenge being hosted in Samoa between October 1-7. Australia has been performing strongly and we’re looking forward to bringing you more detailed reports.

September – Beach Handball Development Day and Tryouts for Australian Squad

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

upcoming Development Day and Tryouts for Australian Squad. all welcome.

Sunday 4 November from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Venue TBA

Boris and Nanna (the men’s and women’s national beach handball team coaches) will be travelling the country looking for talent!

Don’t worry if you’ve never played beach handball before, it’s easy to learn and instruction will be provided on the day.

While the coaches are looking to select new squad members for the men’s and women’s national squads, everyone is welcome for a fun day of beach handball.

The Australian women’s squad are currently preparing for the World Games in Cali, Columbia in July 2013 and the men’s squad have a qualification tournament in Sydney in February 2013 to qualify for the world games. Please note that to be eligible for selection in the Australian squad you must be an Australian citizen.

To register your interest in attending send an email to with your:

– Full name

– Date of birth

– Gender

– Australian citizen (y/n)

The cost for the day will be $30. Payment information will be provided to those who register interest.

September – Senior Men’s training

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Senior Men’s training for the National Championships will again be held at the Sports Halls at Sydney Olympic Park on Tuesday night from 7:30 to 9:00pm. Anyone interested in trying out for this team is invited to attend.
The championships will be held in Adelaide from 4th to 7th October

August – SuperGlobe

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Sydney University HC went down in their opening match of the 2012 SuperGlobe tournament in Qatar.
In a close match they lost to Mudhar Club, the Asian Champions from Saudi Arabia 32-27.
Live feed can be seen on Al-Kass’ website

August – Under 16 Handball clinics at Sydney Olympic Park

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Starting on Monday next week, NSWHA will be running more youth development clinics for anyone under 16 who may be interested in handball. These sessions will take place at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls (cnr Grand Parade & Olympic Boulevard) on 27/8, 29/8, 3/9, 5/9, 10/9 and 12/9 from 5.30pm-7.00pm. It will be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to learn from the best, Sydney 2000 Olympian, Russell Garnett.
I encourage everyone to come and bring any interested friends along to the clinics. The cost of each session is $5 per participant. Remember to wear appropriate footwear and clothing and bring a drink bottle!
If you are able to attend, could you please RSVP to me. I apologise for the late notice.
Claire Dennerley
NSWHA Junior Development Officer

August – Results of Finals Matches 25th August

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Men’s Bronze Medal match – UTS dt Hills Heat 31:28 (11:14)
Women’s Bronze Medal match – Harbourside Mermaids dt Hills Fire 26:24 (7:10) (20:20) (22:22) (penalties)

Harbourside Sirens dt Sydney University 20:18 (14:10)

Congratulations to Harbourside Sirens.

August – NSW State Handball League results

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Congratulations to Sydney University Men’s Handball team on their win in the final of the NSW State League handball Competition. They managed to go through the season undefeated.

Good luck to them as they travel to Qatar for the World Club Championships (Super Globe) next week

MEN’S SEMI-FINAL – Harbourside Titans dt Hills Heat 25-23
MEN’S SEMI-FINAL – Sydney Uni Men dt UTS 31-18
WOMEN’S SEMI-FINAL – Sydney Uni Women dt Hills Fire 34-11
WOMEN’S SEMI-FINAL – Harbourside Sirens dt Harbourside Mermaids 20-12

Sydney University dt Harbourside Titans 30-14

August – Women’s training for Senior Nationals

Monday, August 13th, 2012

The first training session for Women’s team selection for Senior Nationals will be at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls on Thursday 23 August from 7.30 to 9.00pm.
Senior Nationals will be held in Adelaide this year from October 4-7.

July – Welcome back to our touring Youth/Juniors

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Welcome back to our NSW players in the Australian Men’s Youth and Women’s Youth/Junior tour of Italy and Spain. We look forward to hearing some good reports of the trip and two tournaments, and to see the growth in skill development being displayed in our local competitions.