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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

GB Men Prepare for International Series

GREAT Britain Men’s Handball Team are preparing to take on Italy and Turkey in a series of international handball matches at Loughborough University next month.

Forming an important part of their preparations for the Olympic Games in London next year, the matches will give the team a stiff test as well as presenting the coaching team with chance to run the rule over their established stars as well as those pushing for a place in the squad.

GB are in Loughborough for the whole week on a training camp, while the matches against Turkey and Italy are lined up for the end of the week in the Sir David Wallace Sports Hall.

The first international match is on Thursday, March 10, with Italy and Turkey playing each other (7.30pm start), and the following day sees Great Britain play Italy, again starting at 7.30pm.

Great Britain will then play Turkey on Saturday, March 12, starting at 3pm.

Entry to all the games is just £2 on the door, while schools can get free entry by prior arrangement.

Great Britain will be aiming to build on their victory over Bulgaria in the Euro 2012 qualifiers last year (pictured) - their first competitive international victory - but will need to be on top form in Loughborough.

Italy only narrowly failed to qualify for the second stage of Euro 2012 on goal difference having beaten Georgia and Finland, while in the same competition Turkey notched up wins over Belgium and Luxembourg.

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