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Handball

England Handball

Contact Name
Chris McDermott
Contact Email
chris.mcdermott@englandhandball.com
Contact Telephone
01925 246482

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What is Handball?

Handball is a team sport that requires you to score by throwing a ball into a goal.

Handball is a dynamic, popular and exciting sport that requires athleticism, strength and stamina, great fitness and most of all, team work.

Handball comes in a variety of guises from the Field (Outdoor) Handball, to the now popular Olympic (Indoor) Handball played on a 40m x 20m court to the now recently introduced Beach (Sand) Handball played on the sands of a beach.

Benefits

  • Increases strength and stamina
  • Provides an excellent cardiovascular workout
  • Social benefits of being part of a team

Costs

Depending on the club and coach, sessions can cost around £5.00 but a 'taster' session may be free.

Involvement

Handball is a challenging sport that requires very little equipment and is easy to pick up. In the United Kingdom, there are around 75 clubs based largely in schools, colleges, universities and sports centres.

Equipment

The club you attend or your coach will be able to tell you, but normal sportswear and non-marking trainers should be fine

Facts

  • The modern game of handball was first played towards the end of the 19th century in Scandinavia and Germany.
  • The first written set of rules was published by Dane Holger Nielsen in 1906.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

National Programmes

Girls4Gold

Changing the Game for Girls. England Handball have developed a female only leadership award. In partnership with Street Games and the highy successful Us Girls Project.

Handball in 5

Handball in 5 is a great way of trying handball with friends or family using equipment that is easy to resource and public facilities.

Try Handball

Do you want to get active? Why not try something new, why not ‘Try Handball’. Try Handball is a great way to get active when and where you want to.

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Sport England
    Leicester City Council
    Blaby District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
  • Loughborough University
    Equality Standard
    East Midlands Platform
    QUEST

Partners

  • QUEST
    East Midlands Platform
  • Melton Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Age UK L&R
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Loughborough University
    County Sport Network
  • Safeguarding
    Rutland County Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council