Team Announcement – Women’s Beach Handball

Australian Beach Handball team 2024

The Australian Handball Federation proudly presents the national beach handball team selected for the 11th IHF World Beach Handball Championships being held in Pingtan China from 18 -24 June 2024 . 

The team comprises a blend of experienced players and new talent, all ready to represent Australia on the international stage.

The selected players for this event are:

  • Sally Potocki 
  • Jemima Harbort  
  • Gemma Buckett 
  • Emma Guignard 
  • Allira Hudson-Goffers
  • Abby Mills 
  • Annabel Mills 
  • Amy Thomas 
  • Lucy Watkins 
  • Haylee Wilson

Supporting the team from the sidelines, Andrew Kelso, head coach, will lead the squad assisted by Jenny Karolius. Manon Vernay, former team goalkeeper currently recovering from injury, will serve as the team manager.

This championship is particularly significant for Gemma Buckett who is set to make a notable debut, as this tournament marks her first beach handball international at world level. Likewise for Sally Potocki, who will bring her extensive experience from indoor handball to her first beach handball World Championship.

As the tournament approaches, the team is focused and determined to make a strong impact.

We invite all supporters to follow their journey and cheer them on as they pursue excellence in Pingtan.  

We wish Andrew and his team every success at the World Championships. 

You can support the team financially through their Australian Sports Foundation Fundraising on this link : 11th IHF Women’s World Beach Handball Championships 2024 | Australian Sports Foundation (