Australian Women to take on New Zealand in Oceania qualifiers
NZ women attacking Aust defence in front of goal in 2013 qualification match

The Australia Women’s team will play New Zealand in a two match series this week to determine the Oceania qualifier for the Asian Championships in March. The games will be held at the newly refurbished Blacktown Leisure Centre in Stanhope Gardens on Wednesday night at 6:30pm (with warm ups form 6:00pm) and again on Thursday at 12:30pm (warming up from noon).

This event marks the start of the newest World Championships qualification pathway for the Oceania region, which now has the Oceania Champions competing in the Asian Championships. These are being held in Korea next March.
Following on from this event is the 2016 Australian Senior (Open) National Handball Championships also being held at Stanhope Gardens between October 6-9. Six women’s teams from across Australia, plus New Zealand are competing in the Women’s event and six in the men’s division as well. Best wishes to all teams!

The draw can be found on the event Facebook page at
If you are in the area, come on down and cheer the teams on.

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