Following a narrow and disappointing two-goal loss for London GD’s women’s team in their cup final on June 9th, all hopes are now on the men to claim one cup title for the East London based club this year.

With numerous league and cup titles behind them over the last decades, London GD won the Southern First Division again this season. They face tough opposition from Manchester based Salford though, winners of this season’s Northern First Division and the Play Offs.

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London 2012 handball influences new University of Chichester degree programme

A senior University of Chichester lecturer is travelling to Hungary to observe the national handball team’s preparations for this summer’s Olympic Games in London.

Physical Education senior lecturer Craig Pulling will join the team during their training camp in July before flying with them to watch their final preparation match against France.

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“Undiscovered gem” Handball set to turn heads after draw

Published May 30, 2012 (Reuters)

Labeled an “undiscovered gem” by London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe, handball took centre stage on Wednesday when the men’s draw for the Olympic tournament pitted holders France against surprise 2008 finalists Iceland.

In the women’s competition, world, Olympic and European champions Norway were grouped with 2008 bronze medalists South Korea.

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On Friday 11th May eight schools competed in the South of England U15 Handball Championships.

The Championships took the form of a tournament in which there was a lot of exciting play as the teams fought to finish in the top three places to secure a place in the National Finals.

The Bromfords School, Wickford, Essex secured first place and goal difference had to be used to decide a three way tie which placed All Saints Catholic School, Barking second and Harris Boys Academy, East Dulwich third.

The three schools from the south including the London schools of All Saints Catholic School, Barking and Harris Boys Academy, East Dulwich will play in the National Finals against six other schools from the North and Midlands of England on Saturday 23rd June at Mayesbrook Park the new Olympic Handball Training Facility in Barking.

This Friday 18th May 2012 the new Olympic Handball Training facility in Barking “Mayesbrook Park” will host the South of England U13 Championships.  Matches start at 10.00am and spectators are welcome.



Great Britain know who the 11 other teams competing at London 2012 will be although the draw for the group stages won’t happen until May 30 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

The 12 teams who will compete at London 2012 are: Great Britain, France, Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Iceland, Denmark, Argentina, Korea and Tunisia.

Dragan Djukic, GB Men’s Head Coach said: “This looks like being the best handball event ever!

“Our target is to play competitive games, and to be as close as possible to non-European teams. Also to use every single game to promote the fantastic sport of Handball.

“Our last match against South Korea has given us hope to believe that, with spectators behind us, we can make a miracle and take a win. One dream is closer to becoming a reality!”


Courtesy British Handball Association.

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