2014 Beach Handball Championships results
Beach Handball action shot

Twenty teams from across Australia competed in the Australian Beach Handball Championships at Scarborough beach in Perth, Western Australia (WA) between February 13-16. Categories were Open Men’s, Women’s and Mixed. Preliminary pool rounds were held on the Thursday and Friday, followed by finals on the Saturday and Sunday.

In Beach Handball a team needs to win both halves to win outright, otherwise a sequenced penalty shoot-out determines the game winner. Most of the games were very close and made for some very exiting handball – a huge credit to the development work going on in the States.

Men (8 teams in two pools)

  • Gold: East Melbourne (Vic) def Tang (NSW) 2-0
  • Bronze: WA Gold (WA) def NT Harbourside (NT/NSW/ACT) 2-0

Women (6 teams in 1 pool)

  • Gold: Tang (NSW) def Melbourne BHC (Vic) 2-0
  • Bronze: WA Foxes (WA) def SA Sharknados (SA) 2-0

Mixed (8 teams)

  • Gold: Tang (NSW) def NT Harbourside (NT/NSW/ACT) 2-0
  • Bronze: Monash (Vic) def WA Vipers (WA) 2-1

For more details on rankings and fixtures http://beachhandball.camandco.com/

And for more action photos from the event see http://www.facebook.com/handballaustraliamain

A very big thanks to Handball West (headed up by Denise Westhaeusler and Michael Bone) for organising the event at a great venue.