December – EOIs for Aust Junior Women and Women’s teams closing soon

Monday, December 10th, 2012

EOIs for the 2013/14 Australian Junior Women’s team closes December 16. If you are U21 and interested in participating in the squad please apply. Details are on the Handball Australia website at
Applications are also called for the Australian Women’s teams by December 20. Details are also on the above link.

December – NSW wins Junior Summer Showdown

Monday, December 10th, 2012

NSW were the overall winners of the Junior Summer Showdown and securing the Stephen Harbort Cup over the weekend (December 7-9) at Sydney Olympic Park. NSW competed with teams from ACT and NSW competing from U14-U21. Congratulations to the players, officials and supporters. Well done! Full results on AHF page at Some nice photos of U21 Men’s final in Gallery and on Facebook at!/pages/New-South-Wales-Handball-Association/350769085015649?fref=ts

November – Junior Championships Summer Showdown draw

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The draw has been announced for the Summer Showdown Junior Handball Championships being hosted by NSW. NSW, ACT and QLD will compete for the Stephen Harbort Cup at the Summer Showdown event.

Date: Friday December 7 (7pm) – Sunday December 9
Venue: Sports Halls, Cnr Grand Pde and Olympic Blvde, Sydney Olympic Park
Draw at New South Wales Handball Facebook:

November – call for NSW Beach players for 2013 nationals

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The Australian Beach Nationals are being held at Maroubra in February 2013. Uniform orders must be ordered by the end of November, so if you are keen to play, please be in quick contact with our NSW organisers Allira or Rachel. For further details, see the NSW Beach site at or the Facebook page at!/groups/155995061086914/?fref=ts

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