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Issue 102 January 6 2010

NEXT STOP PARIS FOR GREAT BRITAIN MEN MARRANNE CUP SPOT FOR GB AS WORLDS PREPARATION CONTINUES GREAT Britain Men head to Paris on Thursday to compete in the prestigious Marranne Cup after a late invitation from the event organisers. After a busy couple of weeks with the Limburgse Tournament in Holland and the Yellow Cup in Switzerland last weekend, there is no letup in the gruelling schedule as Head Coach Dragan Djukic plans for the World Championship qualifying tournament in Finland later this month. Great Britain had applied to enter the Marranne event earlier this year, and when Argentina pulled out last week, the organisers asked for GB to fill their spot. Group matches against Qatar and Tunisia await the Great Britain team, and with the possibility of a final match against Algeria, Djukic is

relishing the chance of some more match experience. “It’s great for us to be playing in the Marranne Tournament – it was an invitation we could not turn down,” he said. “It is such a big tournament, and it’s great for us to be there as a team, but also for publicity, to let people know that Britain has a good handball team. “It’s important that we’re playing African teams who play an open style of handball that is different to the European style which we are more used to. “We have a young team and we must be patient, but at the same time it’s important

Chris Mohr and Robin Garnham in defence for Great Britain during the Yellow Cup in Switzerland last week.

Gawain Vincent in defensive action for GB during the Yellow Cup.

to give them experience of playing as wide and varied teams as we can.” After the Marranne Tournament later this week, Djukic and his team will select the squad for the World Championship qualifying

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tournament in Finland from Jan 15-17, where Great Britain will play Romania, Bosnia Herzegovina and Finland.

Photos: FOTO WAGNER, Switzerland

His Way: Dragan Djukic offers some advice to Chris Mohr.

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Issue 102 January 6 2010

New Board Members Wanted to Make Handball London’s Biggest Success Story

ENGLAND Handball are on the lookout for four new honorary board members to help make handball the number one Olympic legacy sport following the London Olympics games in 2012. The new positions cover marketing, finance, inclusion and diversity as well as another nonexecutive director, and will help England Handball build an infrastructure ready to take full advantage of the London Olympics and the benefits it could offer post 2012. The initial period of appointment is two years, and will mean attending up to six meetings a year. As well as the domestic events, there may be chance to represent England Handball at international meetings and events. While being honorary positions, travel and subsistence expenses will be paid. For more details contact Steph Jones, the England Handball Association’s general secretary, c/o The Image Group, Unit G3, Barton Hall Estate, Hardy

Street, Eccles, Manches- While handball is popular The successful ter, M30 7NB or call him in the capital, a large candidate will work in for an informal chat on proportion of the players partnership with the in London-based clubs are London 07545 852741. Borough of Newham, Leyton SCORE Centre to develop and implement an ambitions development programme which particularly focuses on creating opportunities for players of all ages. The scheme pays particular attention to building more capacity for handball and for strengthening the links between schools and both the further and higher education sectors as well as under-represented groups. Developing leadership and a volunteer workforce will also be a key responsibility in sustaining handball in London and beyond for * England Handball are from overseas and are the future. also looking for a working in London, and For more details on Handball Development England Handball want the either the new board Officer to cover the City to generate more member positions or the players London region as the home-grown Handball Development growth of the sport through schools and Officer role, please go to colleges – just as they do in continues. other areas.

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Handball News, January 6 2010