Handball is a dynamic, popular and exciting sport that requires athleticism, strength and stamina, great fitness and most of all, Team work.

Handball is the fastest indoor sport next after ice-hockey... It is a sport where players are encouraged to be athletic, be flamboyant and inventive, and above all, work together as team. It is one of the most popular sports in the world.

  • Second largest sport in Europe
  • Second fastest team sport
  • Olympic Sport since 1936
  • Played in 160 Countries Worldwide
  • Over 15 million participants
  • Voted Best Sport at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Handball comes in a variety of guises from the Field (Outdoor) Handball, to the now popular Olympic (Indoor) Handball played on a 40m x 20m court to the now recently introduced Beach (Sand) Handball played on the sands of a beach.

England Handball’s new strategy document – The Future is Bright.  This sets out our aims, objectives and targets for the next four years and hopefully highlights the areas where you, as one of our key partners, can assist in helping us to grow participation in handball at all levels.


John Thomason
Participation Manager, North 
England Handball
M: 07530 946763


Andy Clark

North West Development Officer

M: 07507663642

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