Like football for your hands, basketball but with a goal, water polo without water.. you probably need to give this game a go to fully appreciate it!

Handball  is a fast-growing, fast-moving, fun team sport with up to seven players per side. The main aim is to score goals, and there’s always plenty of them!

It requires athleticism, strength and stamina, great fitness and most of all, Team work.

Why is it good for me?

Handball is a team sport so it’s a great way to meet people and make friends. It can also help to improve stamina and core skills like running, jumping, throwing and balance.

How much does it cost?

Costs vary between clubs, but should cost around £5 a session.

What equipment do I need?

All you need to get going are comfortable clothes and trainers.

If you begin to play competitively you may want to invest in as ankle supports, your club or coach will be able to advise you on this.

Getting started

England Handball have a section on their website called Play the Game which gives further details about the sport as well as how you can get started.