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Handball

England Handball

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

Get Involved

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

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

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

Partners

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