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Team England display Dutch Courage

Team England returned from the CIJB World Handball Championships in Franeker, Holland, with a host of new friends and a growing reputation in the international arena – if not a great deal of success in the competition itself. The championships featured four games, but England were concentrating on 1-Wall handball, as they aimed to defend the title they had won …

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England Squad Selected for World Team Championships

The 2012 World Kaatsen Championships are taking place in the Netherlands from the 26 August to the 1 September. The tournament is a World Team Event and is the worldwide version of the European Championships, which England won in 2010.   This year our players will be competing in the 1-Wall event (our main event) and also trying our hand …

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Daniel Grant & Marianne Rees win the UK Open

The largest entry into a UK Open to date guaranteed a rich day of handball full of skill, fun and burgeoning talent.  Over forty contenders descended on Merchant Taylors’ School in Northwood – some from as far afield as Belgium and Ireland –  for the prestigious event and donned their gloves for some serious action. There were four grades this …

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3-Wall World Championships – Daniel Grant Report

Every summer I travel to the States to gain invaluable 1-wall handball experience with the best players in the world in New York. However, this year I thought I’d mix it up. A couple of the Mexicans I met last year insisted I head West and play the WPH 3-Wall World Championship in Las Vegas; a tournament they referred to …

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More English success at Irish 1-Wall Handball National Championships

Team England has returned home after another successful trip to the Irish National 1-Wall Handball Championships. Two players made their international debuts, while a third ensured that the team continued its record of always returning home with some silverware. This is the fourth successive year that English players have travelled across the Irish Sea to compete, but there was a …

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England on a high at Lowland tournament

Friesland, Holland (15th & 16th January ’11) 10 English development squad players took part in a triangular tournament and training weekend with their Belgian and Dutch counterparts, with Peter White and Kerry White emerging victorious in the men’s and women’s competitions to highlight the strength in depth of the national team. There was good news elsewhere, with Jeremy Hindle and Jon Fagan both making promising international debuts, …

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Federations Cup 2010 – England up to 4th – Captain’s report

After England Handball’s groundbreaking year in 2009,writes captain Adrian Lee, I did wonder whether 2010 would prove to be a much tougher journey on the way to challenging for honours in the top international competitions. This year’s progress has taught me I must not doubt myself or my stellar group of England Handball charges in our quest to be become …

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Superb Euro Success for Triumphant England Champions

England’s handball players claimed the biggest prize of their lives last night, when they won the European 1-Wall Championship in the 2010 Europilota Championships, which took place in Valencia, Spain 11-13th September. After emphatic wins against Belgium and Italy in the group stages, they then secured an equally emphatic win against the Netherlands in the semi-final. The result was that, …

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Belgian success at UK Open Doubles

This year’s UK Open doubles saw players from Ireland and Belgium travel to the Westway for one of Europe’s premier 1-wall handball events. The men’s open grade was fiercely contested through the group stages – Belgium’s Bastien van Nuffelen & Phillipe de Mil qualified through to the semis along with England’s Peter Cohen & Gareth Price, Adrian Lee & Peter …

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More success for England at 2010 Irish Open

The Irish Nationals are always a huge highlight on the handball calendar, writes Peter Cohen, and this year was no exception, with over 400 athletes competing over the course of the weekend. 18 English Handballers, all with a background in either Eton or Rugby Fives, made the trip over the Irish Sea and reached no less than eight finals, winning …

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