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Australian Beach Handball Men and Women place 6th at The World Games

Australian Men and Women's Beach teams in casual pose at opening of The World Games holding Australian flag
Sat, 12 August 2017

Beach handball is a relatively new discipline of the sport and even newer in Australia. Our teams are progressively building their skills internationally. Prior to this event the women had placed...

Australian Youth Beach teams compete in their first U17 World Championships

U17 Australian Men pose in front of goal after last game
Fri, 11 August 2017

In their first World Championship appearance, the Aussie Junior Men finish in Top Ten at tenth place and the Women 13th at the IHF U17 Beach Handball World Games in Mauritius between July 11-16...

Sydney Uni Oceania Men's Club Champs and AS Dumbea claims Australian Open Women's title

Sydney Uni club team celebrating in team pose
Wed, 12 July 2017

Sydney Uni defends its title as Oceania Men’s Club Champions (and Australian Open Men’s Club title) to be the region’s nominated Club for the SuperGlobe to be held in Qatar in August. New...

Sydney and Melbourne to defend their Aussie Club titles

Australian Club Championships Handball website banner
Mon, 8 May 2017

The 2017 Australian Open Club Championships and the Oceania Men’s Qualifier for the 2017 Super Globe are being held in Geelong between May 11-14.

Sydney Uni will be seeking to defend their...

U17 Beach Handball Boys claim gold and Girls sliver at Oceania Champs

Australian U17 Beach Handball Team with Oceania Trophy
Sat, 6 May 2017

The Australian boys have claimed the Oceania title and gold medal and our girls are runners up, taking a silver medal at the event in Raratoga in the Cook Islands between May 3-5.

Our boys...

Victoria, New South Wales and Wellington (NZ) come out on top at Beach titles

Action photo
Thu, 6 April 2017

The finals and placement series for the 2017 Australian Open Club Beach Handball Championships recently were as tightly contested as the preliminary rounds, with several of the games going to...

Australia takes on New Zealand squads in Beach Handball friendlies

Action photo of beach handball
Sun, 26 February 2017

Australia wins friendlies in Women's and Men's events at the 2017 Australian Open Beach Handball Club Championships on Saturday.The played first today with the more experienced Australia taking...

Defending champions win through preliminaries with some surprises

Sun, 26 February 2017

After an exciting 2 days play at the 2017 Australian Beach Handball Club Championships in Adelaide the preliminary rounds are complete and we’re heading into the semis and finals.

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Glenelg Beach ready for the 2017 Australian Open Beach Handball Club Championships

Beach handball action photo
Wed, 15 February 2017

Glenelg Beach in South Australia will host 27 teams for the 2017 Australian Open Beach Handball Club Championships next week, between February 23-26.

The East Melbourne Spartans (men) and...

Men's Beach Squad Coach and play exhibition match at IMB Cooks Community Challenge

action shot from beach handball
Sun, 20 November 2016
The Australian Men's Beach Handball squad spent part of its November national camp weekend in Sydney supporting F45 Training's social competition as part of the IMB Cook Community Classic held at...

Victoria and South Australia claim gold in dramatic finals

Mon, 10 October 2016

The 2016 Australian Open National Handball Championships will not quickly be forgotten, as both men’s and women’s titles were decided in exciting finals with the winner securing victory only in...

Stage set for thrilling finals day at 2016 HA Nationals

Sat, 8 October 2016

After three days of exciting competition in Sydney, the stage is set for the 2016 Handball Australia Nationals finals with South Australia meeting New South Wales to battle for the men’s title,...

Handball Australia Nationals begin in Sydney

Sat, 8 October 2016

The 2016 Handball Australia National Championships began in Sydney on October 6 with six teams competing in each the men’s and women’s tournaments.

The men’s event sees teams from New...

Australia claim seventh straight Oceania title

Sat, 8 October 2016

Australia defeat New Zealand in a two-match series and earn a place at the 2017 Asian Women’s Handball Championship.

The Australia women’s team defeated New Zealand in a two-day...

Australian Women to take on New Zealand in Oceania qualifiers

NZ women attacking Aust defence in front of goal in 2013 qualification match
Sun, 2 October 2016

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...

National league competition begins

Mon, 5 September 2016

Four teams from around Australia have been accepted into Australia’s first national men’s league.

The league will follow a tournament format, with each club hosting one event,...

Turramurra High School takes out the inaugural Australian Schools Championships

Fri, 2 September 2016

Turramurra High School of Sydney claimed both boys’ and girls’ title in the finals of the inaugural Australian National Schools Championships on Friday at the Australian Institute of...

The Australian Beach Handball teams have arrived in Prague for final preparations

Tue, 5 July 2016

The men’s and women’s handball teams are preparing in the Czech Republic, ahead of the 2016 Prague Open Beach Handball International Tournament. The teams have swapped the Australian...

Day three at the 2016 Australian Club Championships

West Adelaide player attacks at goal
Sat, 4 June 2016

With the wrap up of the pool rounds and the start of the finals, Day Three at the Australian Handball Club Championships (and Men’s Oceania qualifiers for SuperGlobe) brought some very...

Sydney University aiming to defend Oceania club championships title

Sydney University team players gather around for a pep-talk
Thu, 2 June 2016

Sydney University are in  Geelong, Victoria with the goal of defending their title as four-time Oceania Club champions. The team have played the IHF Super Globe on four occasions, and...

Geelong ready to host Australian club championships

Wed, 1 June 2016

The Australian Club Championships for both Men and Women, and incorporating the Oceania Men’s Club qualifier for the SuperGlobe, are being held between June 2-5 in Geelong, Victoria. The...

Australian teams qualify for Beach Handball World Championships

Action photo of Australian Women playing against New Zealand
Thu, 3 March 2016

The Australian Men’s and Women’s teams successfully qualified for the 2016 Beach Handball World Championship, last weekend in Gold Coast, in a two-match play-off with New Zealand....

Gold Coast delivers a spectacular national beach championship

Action from the beach, A goalkeeper leaps hight to block a shot at goal
Wed, 2 March 2016

High temperatures and the highest tides in recent memory washing away courts and causing the closure of the Gold Coast beaches for four days did nothing to dampen the 2016 Australian Beach...

Australia and New Zealand to play for Oceania Beach Handball titles

New Zealand vs Australia beach handball action shot
Wed, 27 January 2016

Australia and New Zealand to play for Oceania Beach Handball titles

Men’s and Women’s teams from New Zealand and Australia will play for the right to represent Oceania in the...

Australia Junior Women's squad attends the SHOT! event in Singapore

Photo of participating teams
Tue, 12 January 2016

Members of the Australian Junior Women’s squad spent Christmas Day in Singapore, preparing for Singapore Handball’s annual open aged tournament, SHOT! 2015. The event ran between...

Sydney Uni finish first tour of Europe

Sydney uni player shooting at goal
Thu, 31 December 2015

Sydney University Handball Club finished their first tour of Europe, which culminated in their participation in the Limburg Handbal Dagen tournament in the Netherlands.

Oceania champions...

Australia moves into placement round

Australian team defends against Bahrain
Wed, 25 November 2015

In what is their first appearance at the Asian Men’s Olympic Qualification, Australia have been knocked out of contention for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – but the...

Australia travel to Qatar with the World behind Them

National men's team, team photo
Sun, 15 November 2015

The Australia men’s handball team have arrived in Doha, Qatar for the 2015 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament with more than their own nation behind them. Australia have been in the...

Australia raises crowdfunding goal after unexpected success

Australia's Caleb Gahan shoots for goal during a game against Spain
Wed, 14 October 2015

23 days ago Australia players Sebastien Traverso and Thomas Gerstch created a Go Fund Me campaign in the hope of raising money to...

Victoria takes the National Championship double

Action from 2015 Smarter than Smoking  Australian Handball Championships in Perth over the weekend (October 9-11)
Mon, 12 October 2015

Victoria took out the double, with both the Men’s and Women’s titles, at the 2015 Smarter than Smoking Australian Handball Championships, in Perth, over the weekend (October 9-11)....

UTS and QUT win at the Australian University Games

Mon, 5 October 2015

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), wins Gold in Division 1 over Deakin University, Melbourne, and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Gold in Division 2 over the...

Registrations now open for the 2015 National Schools Championships in Canberra

Sun, 20 September 2015

Invitations are now open for this year's inaugural National Schools Championships.

High schools from across Australia are invited to take part in this annual event, that will be held at...

Sydney University takes 4th place at IHF Super Globe

Joan Cornella celebrates a goal
Fri, 11 September 2015

Australia’s top handball team, Sydney University, surpassed all expectations for this year’s IHF Super Globe, finishing fourth behind FC Barcelona, last night in Doha.

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Veszprém too strong for Sydney Uni 

Sydney Uni's Lennstrom breaks through the Hungarian defence
Wed, 9 September 2015

Sydney University Handball club went down to Hungarian Champions, MKB-MVM Veszprém, 29:17, in last night’s Super Globe semi-final in Doha.

The Australian champions put in a...

Sydney University claims historic win at IHF Super Globe

Sydney Uni's Renato Rui aims for goal
Tue, 8 September 2015

Sydney University Handball Club held-off a late challenge from Qatari club, Al Sadd, to claim their first victory at the IHF Super Globe, winning by a single goal 21:20, last night in Doha....

NSW girls and Queensland boys take national u16 titles

NSW v ACT in action at the u16 girls final
Sun, 16 August 2015

NSW u16 girls came from behind to snatch victory from ACT, in the final of the u16 national championship, in Canberra today, 13:12.

ACT went into the final as the favourite for the title,...

2015 youth championships are under-way - Day 1

ACT's Tiffany McCormack breaks through to score for ACT against Queensland
Sat, 15 August 2015

Teams from Queensland, New South Wales and ACT are taking part in the annual u16 national championships, being held in Canberra, this weekend.

In the boys division Queensland proved too...

Placement Round Wrap-up

Australian men's team in a huddle
Sun, 28 June 2015

Australia drew with the eventual winners of the IHF Emerging Nations Men’s Championship, the Faroe Islands, recorded a big win against Armenia and finished with their only loss of the group...

Australia wins big against Armenia

Championship Logo
Wed, 24 June 2015

Australia took their first two points of the IHF Emerging Nations Championship with a decisive victory over Armenia on Monday.

Australia vs Armenia 61:20 (28:9)

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A hard-fought loss against Kosovo

Kosovo attacks against a determined Australian defence
Mon, 22 June 2015

In their second IHF Emerging Nations Men’s Championship match Australia lost to Group B leaders Kosovo. 

Kosovo vs Australia 31:24 (16:12)

Kosovo...

Australia draw with Faroe Islands in first match

Australian team in group huddle before the match
Sun, 21 June 2015

Australia started their IHF Emerging Nations Tournament with a draw against Faroe Islands on Saturday. 

Australia vs Faroe Islands 34:34 (18:16)

Australia...

Sydney University keep Oceania Championship title

Sydney Uni team celebrating their championship title
Mon, 8 June 2015

Sydney University HC have defended their Oceania title, defeating Melbourne's St Kilda 23:16, in an all-Australian final at Sydney Olympic Park this afternoon.
The win qualifies the...

Australia women’s team prepare for Kazakhstan

Australia's Madeleine McAfee in action
Mon, 1 June 2015

Preparations are underway for the Australia women’s team to attend the first Four Nations Tournament, to be held in Kazakhstan from 15-17 June. The winner of the tournament will win a spot at the...

National men’s team returns to the international court

Australian pivot Ioannis Niarhakos in action
Mon, 1 June 2015

Australia will take to the court for the first time in an official competition since the team’s spot for the 24th Men’s World Handball Championship in Qatar was reallocated to Germany.

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Sydney ready for Oceania Club Championship

Championship poster
Mon, 1 June 2015

Handball Australia will welcome Oceania's top clubs this weekend, at Sydney Olympic Park, for the 2015 Oceania Men's Club Championship.

Four teams are e vying for the title and the right...

Sydney University win National Men's Club Championship (Northern Conference)

Sydney Uni's Tomasz Sklarski in action vs Canberra HC
Mon, 30 March 2015

National and Oceania Champions, Sydney University HC have added another title to their growing list of achievements, winning the National Men's Club Championships (Northern Conference), with...

Sydney all set to host National Club Championships

Tournament poster
Tue, 17 March 2015

Sydney is all set to host this year's National Men's Club Championships, Northern Conference, next weekend at the All Sorts Centre in Alexandria.

The top clubs from ACT, NSW and...

HA publishes new Anti-doping policy

WADA logo
Thu, 5 March 2015

The new Handball Australia Anti-doping policy has been endorsed and...

Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Handball Australia logo
Tue, 3 March 2015

The 2015 Handball Australia (HA) AGM will be held on Saturday, 2 May (starting from 2:30pm) at Sydney Olympic Park, in the new Sports House offices on Level 2, 8 Parkview Street.

We ask all...

2015 Australian Beach Handball Championship schedule released

Event logo
Thu, 29 January 2015

The schedule for the 2015 Australian Beach Handball Championship has now been published.

Handball SA is will be hosting the annual event at Glenelg Beach, in the City of Holdfast Bay. ...

Australian Junior teams take the Silver at the 2014 Oceania IHF Trophy

Sat, 13 December 2014

Both the Australia U19 Women and U20 Men placed second at the 2014 Oceania IHF Trophy held in Wellington New Zealand between December 8-13.

The Women progressed through the rounds and semi...

NSW youth teams claim National title

NSW player in attack vs Queensland
Mon, 10 November 2014

NSW reclaims the Stephen Harbort Trophy from Queensland after a successful performance at the Youth Championships held in Sydney over the weekend.

The Cup is awarded to the State that...

Oceania Congress held in Guam

Oceania Handball Delegates group photo
Mon, 3 November 2014

The Oceania Continent Handball Federation held its Congress in Guam between October 23-24 at the Oceania Nations Olympic Committee office in Guam on October 23-24. The President of the IHF, Dr...

Media Statement - Re Posting on the International Handball Federation Website

Handball player shooting at goal
Mon, 6 October 2014
I refer to the recent posting on the IHF website regarding “Qatar 2015”, dated 16 July 2014. It is important to correct some of the statements made by the IHF with regard to its ultimate decision...

2014 Australian Junior Championships

Handball player shooting at goal
Mon, 14 July 2014

The final results from the Australian Junior Championships on the weekend are:

Under 18 Men (Best of 3 - Winners Qld)
Game 1: Qld 21: NSW 13
Game 2: Qld 20: NSW 20
Game 3...

Response to IHF decision

Handball Australia logo
Wed, 9 July 2014

Overnight, Handball Australia has been made aware of the decision by the IHF Council to replace Australia with Germany for the upcoming 2015 World Championships in Qatar. Please follow the link...

Sydney University wins Oceania Club Championship

Sydney University team photo
Mon, 23 June 2014
The seventh participant of the IHF Super Globe in Doha is confirmed since Sunday 22 June: Sydney University qualified as Oceanian participant for the top club event in Doha (7 to 12 September). It is...

Beach World Championship draw held in Recife

Beach Handball action shot
Sat, 24 May 2014

Both Australian Beach Handball Men's and Women's teams were drawn in Group A for the World Championship to be held in Brazil.

Conducted by Giampiero Masi, Chairman of the Beach Handball...

Australia qualifies for Qatar 2015

Sun, 27 April 2014

The Australian Men's national team qualified for their eighth consecutive World Championship, defeating New Zealand, over two games, last weekend in Auckland.

The Aussies have now only...

Australian Men meet Sydney University for a training match

National team player Daniel Kelly shooting at goal
Mon, 14 April 2014

The Australia's Men's team had a final preparation match yesterday, against Sydney University, ahead of the World Championship qualifications for the Oceania region, in New Zealand, on 25 April...

Handball Australia AGM

HA Delegates group photo
Wed, 2 April 2014

This weekend, at Sydney Olympic Park, Handball Australia held its AGM in conjunction with a Planning meeting, where state delegates, the Executive Committee and general members met to review the...

Sydney University crowned Australian Club Champions

Mon, 17 March 2014

Sydney Uni HC have won the inaugural Australian Club Championships beating St Kilda HC in a nail-biting final at Sydney's Olympic Park over the weekend.

With both equal (26:26) at full-...

2014 Beach Handball Championships results

Beach Handball action shot
Tue, 18 February 2014

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...

National Team Coaches and Managers - Call for Nominations

Sat, 1 February 2014

Applications are invited from suitably qualified people for the positions listed below.

  • National Team Coach – Open Women’s Team
  • National Team Manager – Women’s...

2014 Handball Australia announces AGM

Fri, 31 January 2014

Handball Australia’s AGM will be held on March 29 starting from 10am, in the Tasman Room at Sports House:

6a Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic Park.

Please RSVP (to ensure adequate room...

Call for Players - Expression of Interest (EOI)

Fri, 31 January 2014

Call for Player EOIs for consideration for inclusion in National Handball Squads

EOIs are invited for Youth, Junior and Senior women and Youth and Junior Men. Please submit via sec-gen@...

2 weeks to go for the Beach Nationals camp

Open national beach camp in Perth
Tue, 21 January 2014

It’s just over 2 weeks until the Beach Nationals training camp - starting on 8 Feb around lunchtime at Scarborough Beach in Perth. The camp is open to players wishing to develop their skills...

National Clubs Championship set to go

Action photo
Tue, 21 January 2014

Handball Australia is calling for Club Team EOIs for National Men’s Elite Championship due to be played in March.

States/Territories are reminded that January 24 is the closing dates for...

Men's World Championship qualifiers in Auckland

Australia vs New Zealand action shot
Tue, 21 January 2014

The Australian National Men's team will travel to New Zealand to defend their Oceania region championship title, on ANZAC day weekend, and fight to gain a spot into the 2015 Handball World...

Register your team for the 2014 National Beach titles

Beach Handball action shot
Mon, 13 January 2014

Only one month to go till the 2014 Australian Beach Handball Championships.

This is a reminder for key deadlines and some additional information, which you should share with your team and...

Australian women return from strong showing at World Championships

Australia's Sally Potocki in attack
Tue, 24 December 2013

The Australian Women’s team have bettered prior performances at the recent Women’s World Handball Championships in Serbia, making this campaign the lowest score difference between their...

Handball Australia Junior teams participate in IHF Challenge Trophy

Aussie player Karl Warrener jumps to shoot
Tue, 24 December 2013

The Aussie Girls’ and Boys’ Junior teams were the Oceania representatives for the 2013 Continental Challenge Trophy, an IHF development competition. Monterey, Mexico hosted the event after the...

Jan Ottosen named National team coach

Jan Ottosen named national team coach
Sat, 21 December 2013
Danish coach Jan Ottosen has been named Australia's national team coach after Taip Ramadani's decided not to renew his contract. Ottosen, who is currently coaching in Faroe Islands, held his first...

IHF Beach Handball Coaching and Refereeing Masterclass

Beach Handball action shot
Thu, 19 December 2013

Today is the closing date for the IHF Oceania Beach Handball Coaching and Refereeing Masterclass courses in Perth from February 10, 2014.

Contact your state association representative for...