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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

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

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

Partners

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