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HANDBALL NEWS Edition 70, April 22 2009 - page one

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD TO SPEAK AT EHA CONFERENCE ONE of Britain’s most successful sporting coaches in recent times, Sir Clive Woodward will be the keynote speaker at the England Handball coaching conference in Liverpool this summer.

British Handball appeal for new Board Members AS part of their continued modernisation and in preparing for the London Olympics in 2012, the British Handball Association is appealing for applicants to fill four vacant roles on their board of directors. A new chairperson is needed as well as three non-executive directors.

The posts are voluntary and will take up between four and eight half days each year. The non-executive directors will have responsibility for finance, international affairs and marketing respectively. For more information see BritishHandball.com

Prieto nets three GREAT Britain ace Sebastian Prieto continued to make waves at top German handball club TUSEM Essen, scoring three goals in their latest Bundesliga battle, against VfL Gummersbach on Saturday.

Ciaran Williams from Salford and Chris McDermott from Birkenhead scored a goal apiece, while Dan McMillan also saw some action having recovered from injury in time for the last few games of the 22-year-old Prieto, from season.

Crowborough in East Their Bundesliga Sussex, played a key role in campaign continues on the game, which Essen lost Saturday, April 25, with a 30-40. clash at MT Melsungen.

Perhaps best know for coaching the England Rugby union side to World Cup glory in 2003, Sir Clive is now deputy chef de mission for the 2012 Winter Games for the British Olympic Association, where he is in charge of elite performance. His speech at the coaching conference will cover performance and leadership, and it is hoped will teach people in the handball community something of his highly

successful approach to coaching. “We’re delighted to have Sir Clive coming to our conference,” said EHA chairman Mike Briers. “Obviously we hope the delegates will learn from his speech, but it is a good opportunity for him to come and see something of the work and great strides we’re making so that handball can become more widely known and played.” The three-day conference runs from June 26-28 and places are still

available for the event at the Greenbank Sports Academy in Liverpool. Sir Clive will be there throughout the day on Saturday, but there are events taking place throughout the weekend. As well as Sir Clive, the EHA have also invited BHA technical advisor Your company logo or and leading Danish slogan can be included handball official Allan in the Handball News. Lund to attend, as well as For more details contact other top coaches from Paul Goodwin at Sweden. BBC reporter Stephen For more details or to paul.goodwin@ Chittenden travelled to book a place, see britishhandball.com Germany to watch Essen EnglandHandball.com. in action, and after interviewing the players RESULTS, April 19 and Great Britain coach Bill Baillie he produced pieces for Radio Four’s Men's Scottish Cup, semi finals: Cumbernauld Today programme, Five Live’s breakfast show and 30 Stirling 23, Gracemount 23 Glasgow 24. the BBC website. Men's English National Lge, play-offs: His piece is still Cambridge 23 Manchester 21, Great Dane 30 available to hear on the website at Manchester Univ 13, Olympia 21 Liverpool 20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ world/europe/8007803.stm Men's English National League play-off table And last weekend the Name P W D L F A Diff Pts BBC World Service Great Dane 8 8 0 0 241 156 85 16 broadcast a piece about Olympia 8 6 0 2 204 181 23 12 the success of handball on Manchester 8 4 1 3 204 201 3 9 the world stage, which was Cambridge 8 3 0 5 183 200 -17 6 included in their regular Liverpool 8 2 1 5 195 214 -19 5 weekly programme, Over Manchester Uni 8 0 0 8 181 256 -75 0 to You.

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HANDBALL NEWS Edition 70, April 22 2009 - page two

National League Play-Offs: Round-up and Picture Special Cambridge battle to thrilling win CAMBRIDGE battled to a thrilling 23-21 victory over Manchester in the fourth round of the English National League play-offs at Leyton, London, on Sunday. The hard-fought victory lifted them to fourth in the table, leapfrogging Liverpool who lost out by one goal to Olympia. While second-placed Olympia can still catch runaway leaders Great Dane, it looks unlikely with the Danes unbeaten through the league season. They hammered Manchester University 30-13 on Sunday to continue their cruise to the title, and will be aiming to wrap up the title in a fortnight when they take on Liverpool in the penultimate set of games. While Cambridge fielded a 12-man squad Manchester struggled with nine, but with their key players able to travel south they gave Cambridge a

superb match which went right down to the wire. Cambridge took an early 7-3 lead, but Manchester hit back hard and went 9-10 ahead, only for Cambridge to score again and leave the half time score 10-10. Manchester re-took the lead and held it for long periods, and it took a timeout from Cambridge to claw them back. With their offence now more mobile, Cambridge ate away at the lead and drew level at 19-19 with just a tense final few minutes left. After edging into a narrow lead, Cambridge were hit by a big Manchester fightback, with a timeout and then a full-court press, but it was

Above: Action from Cambridge's clash with Manchester.

Pictures: Tom Smith and Natalia Klek.

to no avail as a late goal gave Cambridge the win by two. David Guehring scored eight times for Cambridge, while Lionel Gousset added four. Karim Hammache scored seven for Manchester, and man of the match Celian Olympia score against Liverpool. Great Dane defend against Manchester University. Girost added five. 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 www.englandhandball.com


Handball News April 22 2009