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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Schools snap up tickets for GB v Poland

SCHOOLS from across the country are snapping up tickets to see Great Britain Women take on Poland in their latest European Handball Championship qualification clash on March 22 (2pm start).

The match, to be staged at Loughborough University, has attracted schools from all around who want to get a glimpse of the GB team who are training hard and preparing for this summer’s London Olympics.

And you could be there too!

There are still some tickets left for the match, which both sides will be keen to win to keep alive their hopes of reaching the finals of the Euro 2012 tournament in the Netherlands in December.

Tickets for schools are free and there are concessions available, but even the full-price adult tickets are a snip. Student tickets are £2.50, concessions are £3.50 and adult tickets are just £5.00.

To find out more, go to www.britishhandball.com

Part of the qualifying group for the 2012 European Championships, the Great Britain v Poland match will pit the ever-improving women’s squad aim to give themselves a head start before they travel to Poland for the return leg just a few days later on March 25.

Great Britain women have notched up several notable victories over the last few years, and appear to be hitting form at just the right time for this Summer’s Olympics in London.

With the Great Britain Women’s team based at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, their clash against Poland in Loughborough is a rare chance for handball fans outside the capital to get to see our aspiring Olympians ahead of competing at the Greatest Show on Earth!

“These matches against Poland are crucial for us, as they form an important part of our preparations for the Olympic Games in London this summer,” said Lorraine Brown, Performance Director at British Handball.

“We have had close games against them in the past, and know they are a tough team against whom will have to play at our best to gain our first win against them.”

“The team has made fantastic progress over the last few years and already have a number of international victories to their name. Hopefully we will shortly be adding Poland to that list!”

A series of friendly fixtures against top Norwegian opponents has helped Great Britain sharpen their skills ahead of the match, which is the third group match for both sides.

Poland and Great Britain have both lost their first two matches against former World Champions Russia and Montenegro, so both will be keen to bounce back with two victories to keep their hopes of reaching the finals of the European Championships alive.