Recruitment Announcement : Lucas Turecek

Handball Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucas Turecek as Head Coach of Men’s Beach Handball.

Lucas had an impressive career as a national team player in both beach and indoor versions and was understudy to former Men’s Beach Handball coach, Patrik Weiss.

He has a long playing career, more recently as Coach and player with South Australia Men and SA Panthers for Beach and as Assistant Men’s Beach Handball Coach.

Having stepped into the Acting Coach role for the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)’s contingent for the cancelled 2nd ANOC World Beach Games, Lucas’s first official challenge is the upcoming 11th IHF World Beach Handball Championships in Pingtan International Sports Base, PRC taking place from 18 – 23 June 2024.

His preparations of the team are well advanced with training camps having been held in Adelaide and team selection due in early March.

We wish Lucas and his team every success.

The team are self funding their World Championship participations and can be supported on the following link

11th IHF Men’s World Beach Handball Championships 2024 | Australian Sports Foundation (