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HANDBALL NEWS Edition 95, November 4 2009 - page one

GB MEN ON THE UP AFTER CASH BOOST AND TOUGH TOURNAMENT HEAD coach Dragan Djukic heaped praise on the GB men’s handball team after his side showed tremendous fighting spirit and progress in the Four Nations Tournament in Luxembourg last week. Djukic, whose side was given a grant of $100,000 through the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Solidarity Grant last week, can now plan for Euro 2012 success after showing a dramatic upturn in their form and fortunes. “I was very pleased with our performance in the Tournament,” said Djukic. “It was the first time we have played three games in three days.

“I was very satisfied with the positive atmosphere in the team, and with the level of the play. Everything we planned for in this competition we achieved, namely playing on the same level as Luxembourg and Belgium. “And this competition has shown us what to do in the future to be more successful, so I’m looking forward to the future.” GB Men are now

Great Britain Men, pictured during the Four Nations Tournament in Luxembourg.

preparing for the Limburgse Tournament in Holland in December, where they will play five games in three days, and following that for the Yellow Cup in Switzerland where they will face a host of international opponents including Switzerland,

Refereeing Course Referees Hailed a Success Wanted A MAJOR refereeing course was staged in Liverpool last weekend, with England Handball’s Director of Refereeing Cesar Capretto taking centre stage in front of current and future referees, officials and players. On his first visit to the North West, Capretto’s 90 minute talk actually lasted for more than two and a half hours with the content of the course prompting questions from the floor which all received comprehensive answers. “This is hopefully the first of many courses we aim to provide in the

north following the one we gave in London earlier on which targeted the refereeing group alone, although we intend to feedback to the southern clubs very soon,” said Capretto.

REFEREES are being sought by England Handball to officiate at the Regional Youth Championships in Wolverhampton on November 21. The event, at the Aldersley Stadium from 10am to 4pm, will require several referees to ensure a high quality competition. For details contact England Handball Director of Refereeing Cesar Capretto at

Holland and Tunisia. And GB player Huw Goodwin added: “We have improved massively and can now hold our heads high with results like these. We certainly earned the respect of the opposing players and hopefully next time we will have learned

from these experiences and turn the good performances into victories. “The fight and determination that we showed was testament to the hard work that all the boys have been putting in at their clubs.”

GB v France: Live on Sky DON’T forget – the Great Britain v France Women’s Euro 2010 clash at Crystal Palace last month is set to be shown on Sky Sports on Thursday and Friday. The first showing of the match will be on November 5 at 4.30am on Sky Sports Extra, and it will then be repeated at 6pm later the same day.

The game will then be reshown on November 6 at 6.30am on Sky Sports Extra, and then again on Spy Sports 3 Digital at 10am.

“This is a going to be a long journey but we are committed to improving the standard of refereeing across the country.”

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SEVEN goals each from Aden Woodall and Stuart Latchford helped Salford Quays secure a 31-25 victory over Liverpool Speke Garston in the latest English League (North) action at the Greenbank Academy in Liverpool on Sunday. ended with Nottingham looked good in goal. recording their biggest For Wirral, Jason win of the season. Roberts and Joel Nottingham scored Halstead scored seven, with virtually every attack with Steve Jameson thanks to some inventive adding six and Rob and fast play, while Price five. Wirral’s mix of youth And in the battle of and experience kept the Manchester teams, them in the game with it was the more their halves looking experienced strong and their wingers Manchester who beat tricky. the city’s university side 21-13 ahead at half 32-19 with Jeremy time, Nottingham were Piton scoring seven nevertheless and Karim Hammache disappointed with the six. gaps in their defence. Wirral battled back Seven goals from Aden Woodall helped Salford to victory. into the game as Hard-fought Nottingham’s play An increase in pace fragmented slightly, but from Salford helped the lead was too much them extend their lead for Wirral to claw back to six goals, with some and Nottingham held on. AFTER helping her former side to promotion last active defending forcing Jon Mardaras scored season, Pauline Hervouet made her first appearance several turnovers which 13 and Cedric Biguenet for Thames Women on Sunday, and almost helped helped secure the win. 11 for Nottingham, stage an upset over Great Dane. As well as Woodall while Dana Muhammed Formerly with TSV scored five goals, while for and Latchford scoring Birkenau in Germany, Great Dane player of the seven each, Speke’s Hervouet helped them to match Ann Kandler scored Jimmy Smith and Jack reach the Oberliga last five and Iris Manu and Hennessey scored season before transferring to Kurstedt four each. Thames for this season. seven and five In other Women’s League She marked her debut with respectively. action, reigning league and five goals and very nearly cup champions Ruislip Eagles In other Northern helped Thames beat the made a winning start to their Section action on former league champions, but fixtures with a 23-14 victory Great Dane edged into a 21Sunday, Nottingham over Olympia. 20 lead with just seconds to Dani Sposi top-scored for University won 34-27 go with Thames having led Ruislip with seven, while over Wirral at several times throughout a Tekek added six. For Greenbank. thrilling clash. Olympia, Torgnes and As well as Hervouet, A hard-fought and Bobrowska added four each. Six goals for Manchester - Karim Hammache. Marianna Meryova also hotly-contested match Handball News is produced by Snowdon Sports Media Partners Ltd for the British Handball Association For more details please contact 0845 230 0803 or log on to or New to the league this season, Salford include many experienced players from other clubs in their ranks. However, the rapidly improving Speke matched their rivals for much of the game. Salford were never ahead by more than two goals throughout the first half, with their goalkeepers making some great saves. Speke were ahead by one goal, but Salford led 13-11 at half time.

Hervouet Makes League Debut for Thames

Handball News, November 4 2009  

Handball News, November 4 2009