March – Working with Children Check required by volunteers from April 1

Friday, March 20th, 2015

NSW Handball volunteers and officials working with juniors will need to apply for Working with Children Check from April 1. From this date all NSW Handball members working and/or interacting with children and young people in their teams and activities will need to provide evidence of this clearance. Its a free process for volunteers.

The Office of the Children’s guardian says…
A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct. The Check is fully portable which means it can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW for as long as the worker remains cleared.

For more information and to start your check visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian at

March – Australian Men’s Northern Conference Club Champs Mch 28-29

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The Australian Men’s Club Championships for the Northern zone are being held at the All Sorts Centre in Alexandria.

The top clubs from ACT, NSW and Queensland will compete for the title and as part of the qualification pathway for the 2015 Super Globe.

Current National and Oceania champions, Sydney University Handball Club will be hoping to defend their title and should face strong opposition from Canberra HC, Brisbane’s Logan Wizards and University of Queensland.

More detail and the draw can be found at the Handball Australia website

March – NSW Saturday season to start May 2

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Courts are booked at Sydney Olympic Park for the 2015 NSW Handball season from May 2. Contact your local club join! WE hope to see you around the courts.

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!