February – NSW AGM Wed April 9

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

The NSW Handball AGM is planned for Wednesday 7pm on April 9 at Sports House, 6a Figtree Rd, Sydney Olympic Park.

All members are welcome. Clubs please send a delegate. Please RSVP to Secretary-General if you are planning to attend so we can make sure we have a room booking to accommodate the group.

February – NSW Takes 2 National Beach titles

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

NSW Club teams took 2 of the 3 titles on offer at the Australia Beach Handball Championships, including an all NSW final in the Mixed division. Congratulations to all our NSW participants and thanks to Allira Hudson-Gofers for organising us all.

Twenty teams from across Australia competed in the Australian Beach Handball Championships at Scarborough beach in Perth, Western Australia (WA) between February 13-16. Categories were Open Men’s, Women’s and Mixed.

Men (8 teams in two pools)
Gold: East Melbourne (Vic) def Tang (NSW) 2-0
Bronze: WA Gold (WA) def NT Harbourside (NT/NSW/ACT) 2-0

Women (6 teams in 1 pool)
Gold: Tang (NSW) def Melbourne BHC (Vic) 2-0
Bronze: WA Foxes (WA) def SA Sharknados (SA) 2-0

Mixed (8 teams)
Gold: Tang (NSW) def NT Harbourside (NT/NSW/ACT) 2-0
Bronze: Monash (Vic) def WA Vipers (WA) 2-1

For more details on rankings and fixtures
And for more action photos from the event see

Thanks to Handball West (headed up by Denise Westhaeusler and Michael Bone) for organising the event at a great venue.

December – NSW players at World Champs

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Australian women’s team is performing well at the World Championships, currently on in Serbia. Despite going down to Germany 15:36, the girls held the European handball powerhouse team even for the first fourteen minutes, lost ground in the middle, and then again regrouped to hold them to a solid end. Player of the Match was Sally Potocki, from Sydney Uni (currently playing in Germany). See the Handball Australia Facebook page
and the IHF website for Fixtures and Results (and streaming details on Home page).

December – NSW Handball dinner enjoyed by all

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The NSW Handball dinner was a really enjoyable night with many new faces as the juniors and their families celebrated with us. It was held at the Canarvon Golf Club at Lidcombe overlooking the links.

The NSW junior teams were presented with their medals, as were the senior league winners (Sydney Uni women and Hills Heat Men) and player contributions acknowledged. Russell Garnett was also inducted into the NSW Hall of Fame – he passed on the banner to our juniors and encouraged them to continue as he had.

Looking forward to see the juniors back in force next year and playing in our regular competition.

December – NSW Handball dinner Dec 6

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

NSW Handball’s end of season presentation dinner is being held at the Canarvon Golf Club Lidcombe on Sunday Dec 6. Details at

December – Call for 2014 Coaching EOIs

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

NSW Handball is seeking expressions of interest and applications for the following coaches and manager’s positions. These positions are for a 2 year term commencing in 2014 with a review after 12 months. Coaches are required for the Under 21, Under 18, Under 16 and Under 14 teams in both the men’s and women’s categories. Coaches will need to be available to attend the school’s championships as well as all training sessions.
Applications close with the secretary, Bronwyn Thompson, on 31 January 2014 at

November – Beach Handball Sundays underway

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

With summer approaching, Beach Handball is back. Bring your friends and head to the beach on Sunday afternoons. Details on the NSW Beach Handball Facebook page at

November – NSWHA Presentation dinner Dec 8

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Tickets for the NSWJA 2013 end of year and presentation dinner are now on sale. Adults $50 and $20 for those U15. Friends and family are welcome. See details on the New South Wales Handball Facebook page at

November – NSW Beach Nationals EOIs due Nov 15

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Players seeking to compete in the 2014 Australian Beach Handball Championships need to nominate to NSW Handball by Friday November 15 via the Beach Handball email – The rules for nomination have changed and must now come through each State body rather than as clubs or teams. The championships will be held in Perth at Scarborough Beach during February 14-16, 2014. Coaching and refereeing courses are also planned along with a national camp in the week leading up to this in Perth.

November – NSW particpates in Advanced Referees course

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

NSW had a strong presence at the Intermediate/Advanced Referee course run in conjunction with the senior Australian Handball Championships in October. Alex Gavrilovic, Richard Ridley, Adrian van Bessel and Robert Ridley, along with administrator Bronwyn Thompson, represented NSW. The IHF supplied Swiss referee and trainer Felix Raetz to run the course. The course was made possible by a Solidarity grant via the AOC, Felix’s travel by a Handball SA grant and by participants themselves.