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1-wall handball included in World Games 2013

The World Games, endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, takes place every four years and includes over 30 sports competiting for full Olympic inclusion such as squash and netball. A historic meeting in Valencia saw the three international handball confederations (responsible for several codes of handball) sign an agreement to create a new organisation with the sole focus of promoting the 1-wall …

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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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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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World’s highest game of Handball!

On Tuesday the 17th August, we made history. Two members of the CASE Team – myself and Oliver Burdall, played the highest game of handball in the world. Handball is a sport played by hitting a ball against a wall with your hands. I currently play handball for England and take the sport very seriously so it was no surprise …

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UK Wallball joins International Confederation

Representatives from UK Wallball travelled to Valencia on 4th February 2010 for a general meeting of the Confederation Internationale de Jeu de Balle (CIJB), after being accepted into the CIJB with a visit from President Mr. Jose Luis Lopez in December 2009. This means that England Handball can now attend international events sanctioned by the CIJB, including the prestigous Europilota …

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English girls return from European Junior Tournament

Two rookie pairs from England competed in the girls U19 division in Herne, Belgium, on 13/14 February 2010. Also in the division were three pairs from Holland and Italy, all of whom had previous international experience. As expected, the competition proved too strong overall in the end, however Kate Sophoclides and Margeurite Boyle went into the second day in the …

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World Championship Success for England Handball

The largest number of English players ever to compete in the World Handball Championships have ensured that the 2009 event has been the most successful event ever for the country. A total of 12 players competed – nine men and three women – and Team England had some truly impressive results: in the men’s C grade, for instance, Richard Price …

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English success at 2009 Irish Nationals

Castlebar, Ireland, 26/28th June 2009 Andy Pringle: Men’s Challenger Champion Jess Lumbard: Ladies Challenger Champion Peter Cohen: Men’s Open Plate Winner Eighteen English Fives players went to County Mayo for the Irish One-Wall Handball championships, writes Peter Cohen. Players entered a range of competitions, dependent on experience, and all matches apart from finals were timed at either 15 or 20 …

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