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Handball

England Handball

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

Get Involved

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

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

National Programmes

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

  • Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
    Leicestershire County Council
    H&B LSA
    Sport England
  • Charnwood LSA
    Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
    Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • NWL LSA
    County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
    O&W LSA

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
  • O&W LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Blaby LSA
    NWL LSA
  • County Sport Network
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Sport England
  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Safeguarding