Issue 140 October 13 2010
GB Goalkeepers In Fitness Battles GREAT Britain goalkeepers Laura Innes and Bobby White are both struggling to overcome injury at the moment, with Innes nursing a back injury while White is battling a hip complaint.
Scottish League Kicks Off
Birmingham-based Innes, who plays for LK Zug in Switzerland, has been unable to shake off a long-term back injury and was diagnosed with two prolapsed discs. After two weeks treatment at the British Olympic Association’s Intense Rehab Unit at Bisham Abbey, Innes returned to her club and played in the Champions League qualifying matches. But her injury had not gone away, and she has returned to Bisham
THE Scottish Men’s League starts this Sunday, with a new scoring system in place which is designed to make the matches more exciting. With three points for a win and two for a draw, clubs can also secure a losing bonus point if they lose by ten or less, ensuring there is always something to play for in more games. Last year’s league champions Gracemount begin their 2010-11 fixtures with a clash against Liberton at Blackburn Community Centre in West Lothian, while other match taking place on Sunday afternoon include Glasgow against East Kilbride, and Tryst versus Dumfries. Prior to the start of the Wolves mascot Wolfie men’s programme in the entertained the crowd a penalty afternoon, the Scottish with Women’s League challenge at half time, continues in the morning which was won by 11George at the same venue, with year-old Glasgow playing Tryst and Roberts who was East Kilbride taking on presented with a mini Edinburgh, starting at handball for his efforts. 10.15am.
Abbey for treatment.
“There is nothing worse than being told you can't play,” she said. “It means so much to me as I enjoy it so much.
Hard Work “However, I am home now to see our support staff and there are many people supporting me on the road to recovery. I have a great plan from now on in - I have had a facet joint injection (an injection into the joints in my spine) and am resting now before returning to Bisham Abbey.
NATIONAL League newcomers Liverpool Wolves maintained their strong start to the season with a 33-19 victory over fellow new boys Deva at Birchwood Sports Centre on Sunday. Both teams were quick out of the blocks to put pressure on each other, and early in the match Deva forced a string of spectacular saves from Liverpool’s in-form goalkeeper Yetis Calis. The first stages of the match saw the two teams locked in an end-to-end battle, with perhaps the pace forcing too many
“From now on it is continued hard work from me, and with a little bit of luck I should be back playing again for GB and LK Zug as soon as possible. I am already itching to be back!” Men’s team goalkeeper Bobby White, from Milton Keynes, has also been playing through pain, but his hip injury is showing no signs of getting any better. He is waiting to see British Handball doctor Polly Baker for a complete diagnosis and rehab plan. “I’m battling on, but I’m not doing much good as my movement is limited
careless turnovers and missed opportunities from both sides. However, it wasn’t long before Liverpool Wolves found their form and eased into an early lead. Deva’s defence was highly physical but the Wolves were strong on the ball and managed to make the most of their opportunities in the constant six metre line tussles. In other action, Olympia beat Ruislip Eagles 23-21 in the southern section of the league with both goalkeepers Rinkevicius and Zamani in good form.
and slowing me down,” said White. “It’s not so bad when I’m fully warmed up, but just walking to the shops is giving me a lot of grief. “I played ten minutes on Saturday and will play this Saturday, then I have three weeks off before our training camp at Crystal Palace.”
LONDON 2012 Olympic mascot Wenlock got a taste of handball action this week after a poll on his website pitted the world’s greatest sport against beach volleyball. Almost 10,000 votes were recorded for handball at www.mylondon2012.co m/mascots, which resulted in the mascot trying handball for himself. Click the above link to see Wenlock in action.
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