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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
The National Church of England Academy

The National Church of England Academy

Prime sports facilities that are available for hire to the local community in the evenings and the weekends.

Portland College

Portland College

Portland provides access to a wide range of inclusive sports including Boccia, Table Cricket, Wheelchair Rugby, Powerchair Football, New Age Kurling, Football and many more

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Multi-use Leisure centres ion Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire

Ricardo Vasconcelos

Midlands Handball Development Officer