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1-Wall for the Olympics!

Over the last weekend of January England Handball was invited to Valencia to discuss the formation of a new worldwide governing body; one dedicated solely to 1-Wall Handball with a view to Olympic inclusion. Valencia is home to the CIJB, one of the three major handball governing bodies in the world.  The others being the GAA (Ireland) and the World …

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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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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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