Seven NSW players and officials participated in the first day of the Masterclaases leading into the Australian Clubs’ Beach Handball Nationals. Whilst spending Australia Day inside during lectures, the mood was jovial and the participants were honoured to be lectured by leading international officials from the IHF. The Technical Officials stream is being run by former international elite referee and now technical delegate George Bebetsos from Greece and the Coaching stream by Croatian Coach Sinisa Ostoic. Sinisa gave us such insights as “Beach handball players are like (blinkered) horses and scattered chickens without coaches”. We are looking forward to tomorrow’s analogies.
As well as participating in officiating at the event, NSW has three women’s teams competing in the event running at Kirra Beach between January 28-30.