England Handball

England Handball

As the Sport England recognised NGB for England the aims are varied but ultimately provide the pathway from grassroots engagement to the elite performance structures detailed elsewhere in this document. The past two years have seen the EHA grow in terms of governance and professionalism, as well as in confidence and stature, gaining an excellent track record of managing and delivering major community sport initiatives of national significance. It is from this work, and the accompanying partnerships that have been cemented, that the EHA is well placed to deliver the promise of the Games Legacy into, and beyond, the summer of 2012

There are many benefits of playing handball both physical and mental. The EHA highlight that participating in handball can promote healthy living and is a game that everyone can take part in. From developing the cardiovascular system, to improving agility and flexibility on the physical side, and promoting team work, fair play, self-development, confidence, co-operation and friendships on the mental side.

Introducing the next sporting generation to the sport and the opportunities that handball can provide for individuals and the success that sport can bring to communities.

Try Handball

Try Handball is an exciting new package developed by England Handball. It will help get people in your region who are new to sport, or returning to sport, active. It is targeted at people aged 18-35. It can also be played by other age groups.

How does it work?

  • All that is needed to get started is the inexpensive Try Handball pack, available on the EHA online shop.
  • The rules are simple, providing an introduction to handball
  • It focuses on informality and recreation, taking away the apprehension that people may feel about playing sport or being physically active.
  • It is flexible and adaptable. 
    • Informal: It can be played by anyone, anywhere, indoors or outdoors in whatever space is available - be it a sports hall, park, playing field, or elsewhere.
    • Formal: It can be delivered as a recreational session by a handball/multi-sports club; sports provider; corporate organisation.
  • Handball is a new sport for many people. Everyone will be learning to play it together.

What groups could you promote Try Handball to?

  • Friends playing informally
  • Handball or multi-sport clubs who want to put on Try Handball sessions
  • Local authorities/sports providers who want to put on Try Handball sessions
  • Corporate organisations in your area

Marketing materials

England Handball has produced free marketing materials, to help promote the game. There are also marketing materials for women-only sessions.

The resources are available on the Try Handball webpage and can be downloaded for free. Here's links to short 30-second films to help promote mixed and women-only Try Handball. We can also send you original files of the films.

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