December – Australia wins U20 Men’s Oceania Challenge Trophy

The Australian U20 Men won the Challenge Trophy in Ipswich Queensland in a close final with New Zealand. New Zealand also pushed the Aussie boys hard in the preliminary rounds. Games were also held with Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Vanuatu. It was great to see so much handball being played in Oceania and the upcoming skill being developed.  The IHF also provided refereeing training and the AHF provided their coaching course.  See photos at and NSW Publicity Officer Violi Calvert”s blog and photos at