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

An Overview of Handball

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.

Find Handball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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.

National Governing Bodies

England Handball

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

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Millfield Academy

Primary School part of the LEAD Academy Trust. Member of the HBSSPAN. 2 form entry Reception to Year 6.

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Charity arm of Leicester City Football Club delivery community and school based sports initiatives.

Ivanhoe College

Specialist Technology College in North West Leicestershire

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    NWL LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Melton LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Sport England
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Safeguarding
    Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Blaby LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Sport England
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Harborough LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Rutland
    NWL LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Active Leicester