HANDBALL NEWS English edition 46, October 14 2008
FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT: GB READY FOR ACTION THE moment of truth is finally here! After months of preparation, the Great Britain women’s handball team will finally get chance to show to a home crowd just what they are capable of when the Four Nations International Tournament is staged in Sheffield on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Handball fans from Programme. quantity, and GB’s across Britain and The other three games against those beyond are heading for nations have been nations should provide a the English Institute of specifically picked to fascinating insight. Sport to watch GB take give Great Britain a real The action starts on on Latvia, Turkey Under- test, without lining them Thursday when Latvia 21s and the Faroe up against the world’s will take on the Faroe Islands. Islands at 2pm, while top teams. Much has been made It is all part of a GB are in action at of Team GB’s training carefully planned 6.30pm against the camp in Denmark, programme covering the Turkish side. where many of the next four years with the The following day the players live, train and aim of making the Faroe Islands play play together full-time squad competitive on Turkey, while Latvia under some of the best the Olympic stage by provide the opposition coaches around. 2012. for Great Britain that But the talking stops Great Britain will evening with the now. It is up to the know something about matches starting at 2pm players to show the the Faroe Islands, and 6.30pm world just how much having played them in respectively. the European Challenge they have improved. National and regional Trophy in Cyprus in media will be coming to March where they beat the event with reporters, them 19-16 while photographers and film topping their group. But Turkey Under- THREE British handball crews eager to let the world know about British 21s and Latvia are a teams took part in the European Challenge Cup Handball’s World Class relatively unknown
Great Britain Women's Handball Team.
The final day of the tournament on Saturday has Turkey taking on Latvia in the afternoon, while the Faroe Islands play Great Britain in the evening as the event reaches a thrilling finale. Log on to www. britishhandball.com for details of timings and tickets, or go to the Tournament Website at www.womens-4-nations-
handball.blogspot.com for regular news and updates. And why not enter our fabulous, just-forfun, Fantasy Four Nations Competition? Entering couldn’t be more simple. Log on to www.fantastar.com/ britishhandball for more information about how to pick your team.
British Teams in European Challenge Cup Action
last weekend, and battled well against professional sides from across the continent. Great Dane, Manchester and the University of Manchester played in Italy, Austria and Croatia respectively, and although not winning any of their matches they flew the flag well. Playing in Group C, British champions Great Dane began with a game against Greek side AC
Fillipos Verias and lost out 3917, but were only 13-8 down at half time. In their second game against MRK Gorazde they were beaten 16-32, while in their final game against Italian side Gammadue Secchia they lost 38-18. Manchester were beaten 16-37 in their opening game against Russian tean Sungul Snezhinsk, beaten by hosts HIT Innsbruck 15-41 in their second game and overcome 25-45 by Turkish side Bursa Nilufer BK on Sunday. Manchester University lost to HC Buducnost Podgorica 11-39 on Friday, and were them beaten 17-34 and 16-38 by Croatian team HRK
Karlovac and Swedish outfit LIF Lindesberg respectively. The top scorer out of the three British teams was Tomasz Lasek who scored 22 goals in their three games.
22 goals - Tomasz Lasek.
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