A first ever Great Britain representative field handball side lost to Holland on 28 June 1959 at the Costello Stadium in West Hull. The British Handball Association was founded in Liverpool in 1967 by teachers Phil Holden, Chris Powell, Jeff Rowland and Andy Smith, supported by sports shop proprietor Ken Watson.
The modern game of handball originated in Ireland and Scotland. The earliest written record of a handball game is in the town statutes of Galway, which in 1527 forbade the playing of ball games against the walls of the town.
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History. The British Handball Association was founded in Liverpool in 1967 by four Liverpool teachers Phil Holden, Chris Powell, Jeff Rowland and Andy Smith. In 1968 the Association was accepted as a member of the International Handball Federation.
History of Handball. as told by Tom O’Connor. Growing up in Ireland in the 50’s, there were certain facts that were perceived as being self-evident; the sun rose in the east, America was the land of opportunity and handball was an Irish invention. We grew up with stories of Fionn Mc Cool, Cuchulainn and other legendary heroes who, emerging from the Celtic twilight, would relax after their great deeds in battle and hunting by playing hurling (ariel hockey) and handball.
Handball game highlights video. Handball (also known as team handball, European handball or Olympic handball) is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outcourt players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 ...
England Handball provide both league and cup competitions for clubs.  League. The men's league in England is currently divided into three tiers. The elite tier is the Super 8 in which eight teams from England compete to be the national champion. The second tier is the Championship.
The Great Britain men's national handball team is the national handball team of Great Britain and is controlled by the British Handball Association which is jointly operated by the England Handball Association and the Scottish Handball Association. Formed in 1969, the team took part in international competitions from 1972 to 2003. The team was reformed in order to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, for which it automatically qualified for as the host.
Tracy Watkinson: England Handball Chair reflects on the last four years as she prepares to step down from the role. 14 October