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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

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National Governing Bodies

England Handball

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

Participation Manager

075309 946 763

John Thomason

England Handball Participation Manager (North)

07530 946 763

http://www.englandhandball.com/

Liam McCarthy

Coaching & Workforce

Liam McCarthy

National Coaching and Workforce Development Officer

07875698259

http://www.englandhandball.com/

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