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Issue 126 June 23 2010

Handball Skills on Show in Schools Championship THE third Warrington Primary Schools Handball Championships ended with some thrilling finals when the event was staged at William Beaumont High School last week. Foundation, St Wilfred's School edged out Wolves Barrowhall School 4-2 in a thrilling were presented by the play-off final in the Boys town's rising England Competition, as the teams could Star, Alex Bradley. not be separated after the Round Tribute Robin League. And in the girls event Cherry After the Winners! Cherry Tree School girls celebrate winning the Tree School were the champions presentations, organiser Warrington Primary School’s Handball Tournament. by just one goal, playing the Mike McLoughlin paid vastly-improved Newchurch tribute to the support of the special thanks to the PE Staff and School in the Girls event. The parents, friends and staff in the Sports Leaders from William magnificent winners trophies, ensuring the youngsters were Beaumont High School who ran donated by the Warrington able to participate. He also gave a the event so efficiently.

Slovenian trip for GB Women

Champions! St Wilfred’s School with the Warrington Primary Schools’ Handball Tournament trophy.

THIS Saturday is the England Handball Association’s Annual General Meeting, at Loughborough University. The rescheduled meeting will take place at noon in the Sir John Beckwith Sports Centre Building at the Leicestershire venue. For those travelling with SatNav, the postcode is LE11 3TU.

AFTER completing their Euro 2010 qualifying matches with some strong performances against Austria and France, the Great Britain women’s handball squad come together again this week for a week-long training camp in Slovenia. The GB team will play their host nation Slovenia three times as they begin their preparations for the Four Nations Tournament in Liverpool from September 23-25. Strength and conditioning coach Lee Ottey is out in Slovenia with the squad to perform another round of tests on the players in a bid to further improve their fitness levels, having given them a strict programme to follow over the last few weeks.

GB Women Coming to Liverpool TICKETS are now on sale for the Women’s Four Nations Tournament at the Echo Arena in Liverpool from September 23-25, where Great Britain will take on Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. The team will be aiming to show once again just how much they have improved as they prepare for the 2012 Olympics in London in two years time. GB will be hoping for a repeat of the result last time they were at the Echo Arena, when they beat Finland to secure their place in the 2010 European Championship qualification round. Two matches a day will ensure there is always something to watch, but GB will be hoping to take victory in the event having already beaten Portugal this year in a tournament in Spain in May. Tickets for the Four Nations Tournament are on sale from www.amiando.com/britishhandball

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Handball News, June 23 2010