You can read the 2010 Chairman’s (James Toop) report below, and you can download the full newsletter here:2010 Newsletter
England Handball Report
The 1-Wall season draws to a close in the winter months, but the CFA can look back on a successful 2010. Both at home and abroad, we have increased player numbers, growing recognition and interest in the game.
The highlight of the season was England’s performance at the World Championships – congratulations to captains Ady Lee and Kerry White and the team on a fantastic performance (see page 5).
Back home, we have been pushing our strategy in London. There has been good interest from schools around the Westway following the summer programme. We now have nearly 10 schools playing handball regularly, including several schools starting breakfast and after-school clubs. Recently, we have been contacted by a new Academy in Greenwich, which is planning to build 1-Wall courts into their new building which opens in September.
Handball In A Box
We are close to launching a new product that will allow schools and clubs to start playing. It will contain everything you need to start the game in a simple, easy-touse box that will come at a low-cost. The first boxes will be available soon.
Conversations with schools and sponsors have led us to rethink our name and website. The ‘England Handball’ name resonates more strongly with most audiences, and so while the Association will very much continue its links to the EFA and RFA, the new name will be England Handball and its website can be found at www.englandhandball.co.uk