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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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English players take UK Open Honours

With players from as far afield as Wales, Ireland and Belgium joining the English handballers, there was a real international flavour to the 31 players in this year’s UK Open Handball Championships. In the end, though, it was home-grown players who picked up the day’s top trophies. There were separate competitions for men and women, with the men’s split into …

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Breakfast handball club for kids

Last term, schools across West London had handball delivered in PE classes, reaching over 400 children. This term, the programme is set to not only expand in terms of numbers and geography, but also in when handball is available. Demand from last term’s kids has led to one school setting up a breakfast handball club twice a week, where kids …

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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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Fives Federation Newsletter 2006

You can read the 2006 Chairman’s (James Toop) report below, and you can download the full newsletter here: Inner City Fives Association Following last summer’s successful launch of 1-Wall Fives in Croydon, the ICFA is running its first pilot project in the borough this year in co-ordination with the Croydon School Sports Partnership. The project will give all primary and secondary schools the opportunity to play Fives and take …

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