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Daniel Grant named as new President of UK Wallball

Daniel Grant has sat on the England Handball board since 2007 and has now taken over the Presidency from James Toop as the organisation rebrands to ‘UK Wallball’.  Daniel is hugely passionate about wallball and aims to raise the status of the sport so it reaches as many people as possible. He believes in the values of the game: a …

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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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Grand Opening for Centre for Wallball Excellence

Th UK Wallball centre of excellence was officially opened at Merchant Taylors School (MTS), Northwood, to a large audience of sports professionals, teachers and media from the Hertfordshire region. Over 100 kids played wallball through the day, coached by MTS Alumni and UK Wallball squad members Dan Grant and Gareth Price, on the 4 indoor, championship spec courts. Many of these kids …

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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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National TV feature on UK Wallball

 In case you missed it, UK Wallball was on BBC Breakfast with Mike Bushell on Saturday 15th January, at St. Paul’s Academy in Greenwich. Check out the video here. If you’d like to find out more about setting handball up in your school, please do browse around our website, or for any queries, or to order equipment, contact us and …

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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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