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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Former British Champions Brentwood HC 72 come to the rescue

When a recent ad was placed in the Brentwood Weekly News by the Brentwood centre offering handball training, little did they know that the ad would attract interest from former GB handball players offering support.
 
The Brentwood Centre has been identified by London 2012 as a training centre for the London Olympics. It has no handball markings, no handball goals, but it was once home in the 70's and 80's to one of Britain's highest achieving clubs - Brentwood HC 72 . The club competed in Europe and some of the players were in the GB team that met Poland and Norway ahead of the Montreal Olympics. One of the team of that time, John Compton, remembers, though you would think he would rather forget, the match against Poland. The score was 50-5, no guesses which team scored 50, then to their credit they did go on to win bronze, recalls John.
 
The 'old boys' have offered their services to the Brentwood Centre to introduce handball for the future Brentwood HC members and they would be delighted to hear from players who were around on the handball scene in the 70's and 80's.
 
John can be contacted by mail johncompton@talktalk.net or Tom Smith smithtom@dsl.pipex.com 
 

 

Saturday, March 25, 2006

London & SE Men's U19 regional squad

The first regional training session for U19 Men is to be held in London on 14th May. Full details will be announced next week.

Handball on Eurosport

Eurosport has announced revised plans for coverage of the men's Champions League semi-finals.

Eurosport 2, available to satellite and cable viewers, will now be showing full coverage of all the semi-final matches.

Sunday 26 March (all times GMT)

4.00pm - 5.30pm Live Champions League Semi-final (1st leg) Ciudad Real (ESP) vs Flensburg (GER)

7.30pm - 9.00pm Full match (not live) Champions League Semi-final (1st leg) Veszprem (HUN) vs Portland San Antonio (ESP)

Saturday 1 April (all times GMT)

5.00pm - 6.15pm Full match (not live) Champions League Semi-final (2nd leg) Flensburg (GER) vs Ciudad Real (ESP)

6.15pm - 7.30pm Full match (not live) Champions League Semi-final (1st leg) Portland San Antonio (ESP) vs Vezprem (HUN)

For those unable to catch the action on Eurosport 2, the European Handball Federation's video on demand service will be showing two of the semi-final matches via their website.

26.03.2006 4.00pm
BM Ciudad Real (ESP) - SG Flensburg (GER)

26.03.2006 2.15pm
MKB Veszprém KC (HUN) - Portland San Antonio (ESP)

Text: englandhandball.com

England Handball has launched a new website at www.englandhandball.com

The new website has been developed in conjunction with internet sports company, Sportfocus, and offers all the latest news, fixtures and results as well as links to other features such as the new handball forum and England Handball’s new fundraising initiative buy.at/eha.

Sportfocus are heavily involved with Sport and has already developed successful websites and Sports Management Tools for England Netball, England Squash (Membership Management and Grading System), ArcheryUK, Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, Serco Leisure and the National Ice Skating Association.

The website is very much an on-going project and further developments are expected next season including a complete fixtures and results service and a regularly updated photo gallery.


For the website to be a success England Handball needs the support of all clubs, teams, coaches and players. If you have a news story, match reports or photos for the website please get in contact with the webmaster.



Text: englandhandball.com