2014 Beach Handball Championship results

A player mid-air taking a shot at goal on a beach

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 exciting 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.