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HANDBALL NEWS Edition 72, May 6 2009

GREAT DANE CROWNED CHAMPIONS UNBEATEN Great Dane wrapped up the 2008-09 English National League title in style on Sunday, beating rivals Liverpool 33-20 at Sugden Sports Centre in Manchester. Six goals ahead at half time, the Londonbased side kept the pressure on and emerged victorious by 13 goals to take the title with one week of matches remaining. Aurelian Gug topscored for the Danes with seven goals, while for Liverpool Mike Irving scored three. In other play-off action on Sunday,

bottom of the league Manchester University finally got off the mark when they battled to a 35-30 victory over Cambridge. With a larger squad than normal, the student side were 18-14 ahead at the break, and went on to win by a similar margin. Cambridge’s plans suffered a setback when Klee pulled a muscle in the back of

his leg and took no further part, but there was no stopping a rejuvenated Manchester Uni side. Aden Woodall topscored with 12 goals, while Thieu added eight. For Cambridge, Bart Zych scored eight and David Guehring seven, but it was not enough to avoid defeat. In the day’s other game, Manchester

English Men's National League Champions 2008-09 – Great Dane Handball Club.

scraped a 36-33 victory Giorgiou and Girost five over rivals Olympia in a each. The final set of games fiercely-contested match. in at Leyton SCORE Olympia’s Labri topCentre in London on May scored with 11 and team17, where Olympia will mate Hunault added be aiming to wrap-up the nine, but Manchester runners-up spot with a just edged ahead with game against eight goals each from Manchester University, Karim Hammache and Cambridge play Babinski, while Tomas Liverpool and Great Lasek scored six and Dane play Manchester.

Play YOUR part in handball's Scottish Cup latest exciting future in England Olympic and World stage with British Handball. “We are looking for committed handball enthusiasts who may not necessarily have a

THE Scottish Cup final between Cumbernauld and Glasgow is the highlight of a day of handballing action at Tryst Sports Centre in Cumbernauld on Saturday. Age group finals will take place in the morning before the senior men’s final at 1pm, with two more age group finals afterwards. There is little to choose between the two sides, with Glasgow having finished second to Tryst in the league, while Cumbernauld were third.

English Cup latest NEWLY-crowned league champions Great Dane travel to Southampton to play their English Cup semi final on Saturday, while Manchester take on Olympia in the other semi clash. In the Women’s Cup, which is a round-robin style competition, Great Dane play Olympia this Saturday, while in the Men’s Plate semi finals, Ruislip are due to take on Nottingham on Sunday with Ruislip women playing Manchester Uni afterwards.

great deal of experience in this field but are prepared to undergo continuous professional development to improve their skills,” said an EHA spokesperson. While the posts in the first instance are voluntary, agreed expenses will be paid. For more details, please sent their CV Men's English National League play-off table detailing relevant Name P W D L F A Diff Pts experience to Mike Great Dane 9 9 0 0 274 176 98 18 Briers, England Olympia 9 6 0 3 237 217 20 12 Handball chairman, at Manchester 9 5 1 3 240 234 6 11 Cambridge 9 3 0 6 213 235 -22 6 Applications should Liverpool 9 2 1 6 215 247 -32 5 be in by Friday, May 22. Manchester Uni 9 1 0 8 216 286 -70 2 Handball News is produced by Snowdon Sports for the British Handball Association, supported by For more details please contact 0845 230 0803 or log on to

ENGLAND Handball are appealing for volunteers to help with their exciting new National Performance Group. A National Performance Director and head coaches and managers for both the men’s and women’s squads are being sought to form the backbone of the new National Performance Group, which is aimed at producing English teams at all age groups to compete in European Championships and, eventually, on to the

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UNBEATEN Great Dane wrapped up the 2008-09 English National League title in style on Sunday, beating rivals Liverpool 33-20 at Sugden Sports...

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