TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: NZHF BEACH HANDBALL TEAM FOR 2018 WORLD CHAMPS

We are delighted to announce the team and officials who will represent New Zealand at the IHF Beach Handball World Championships to be held in Kasan, Russia in July 2018.

  • Tim Banks, Wellington
  • Max Brookes, Wellington
  • James Cochrane, Wellington
  • Peter Ellis, Christchurch
  • Aaron Huddlestone, Wellington
  • Tim Rayner, Wellington
  • Ryan Roselli, Brisbane
  • Thomas Roxburgh, Wellington
  • Nicholas Shields, Wellington
  • William Silcock, Christcurch

Officials

  • Coach: Ben Dawson
  • Manager: Aleksa Djorovic
  • Media/Support: Jun Tanlayco

We wish the team and officials all the best with their preparation, and great success at the tournament.

URGENT APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR REFEREE PAIR FOR IHF TROPHY TOURNAMENT

Applications are sought for a NZ referee pair to attend the IHF Trophy tournament in New Caledonia 9-16 June 2018. We have only just been asked by IHF to supply referees, so we have little time.

APPLICATIONS ARE SOUGHT FROM NZ PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY AND CLOSE 5PM SUNDAY 27 MAY 2018.  Send your applications to secretary@handball.org.nz

We prefer applications from a referee pair, but given the tight time constraints, we will accept applications from individual referees.  However, preference will be given to an established referee pair.

Please apply outlining your referee experience, your commitment to refereeing and explain how you intend to continue contributing to NZ Handball through refereeing in the future.  If you have questions prior to applying, please phone Lynda Hagen, NZHF Secretary-General on 027 4477072.

NZ TEAMS ANNOUNCED - 2018 IHF TROPHY TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the following players selected to represent New Zealand in the men's Junior and Youth teams at the IHF Oceania Tournament to be held in New Caledonia, 9-16 June 2018.

NZ MEN'S JUNIOR (u20) TEAM

  • Alex Bickers, Wellington
  • Adam Bradley, Auckland
  • Locky Brown, Wellington
  • Jaxson Crouch, Wellington
  • Brendan Courtney, Wellington
  • Michael Fenton, Wellington
  • Kopae Filo, Wellington
  • Oceon Grady, Wellington
  • Patrick John Garner, Dunedin
  • Riley Grice, Wellington
  • Rhys Mountain, Wellington
  • Daniel Moss, Wellington
  • Cassius Papera-Lewin, Wellington
  • Jared Peterson, Wellington

NZ MEN'S YOUTH (u18) TEAM

  • Miguel Aizpuru, Wellington
  • Nathan Balmer, Christchurch
  • Max Brookes, Wellington
  • Alex Brown, Christchurch
  • Riley Flanagan, Christchurch
  • Lucas Graham-O'Connor, Wellington
  • Angus Hamilton, Christchurch
  • Angus Hazelton, Wellington
  • Paul Ireland, Wellington
  • Zac Jarvis, Wellington
  • Will O'Connor, Wellington
  • Danyah Lee Skelton-ChongNee, Wellington
  • William Smith, Wellington
  • Wayo Whyte, Christchurch
  • Jack Shields, Christchurch (Non-Travelling Reserve)

OFFICIALS

  • Head of Delegation: Frederic Han
  • Coach Junior (u20) Team: Luke Ireland
  • Coach Youth (u18) Team: Tim Rayner
  • Assistant Coach for both teams: Jack Gallagher
  • Manager: Tim Banks
  • Media/Photographer: Jun Tunlayco

 

2018 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEWED BY IHF

IHF reported on our 2018 NZ Handball Regional Championships held in Auckland last weekend.

Read more here

James Cochrane, captain of the winning men's team Wellington Region said: 

“The competition provides an opportunity for players to play high-quality competition against teams from other regions. It is important to play these regions to increase skill level amongst the regions on court, but it is also important as it encourages the culture within handball in New Zealand socially, off the court, and gets the regions to work together in support of the NZHF to grow handball in New Zealand.”

Canterbury's Jaclyn Parker, captain of the winning Women's team also commented, saying:

“This tournament is a great way to develop a high-performance pathway in New Zealand. The level of competition this weekend has been outstanding and games closely fought, evidenced by the close score lines, particularly in the women's competition.”

 

NZHF REGIONAL CHAMPIONS FOR 2018 DECIDED

Final results from the 2018 NZHF Regional Championships held in Auckland this weekend resulted in wins to Canterbury in the Women's competition and Wellington in the men's.  Congratulations to our 2018 champions.  There were several very hard fought and close games, especially in the Women's draw, with Wellington taking second place over Auckland on a count back of goals.  It was exciting to see such a high standard of handball on display in our regional competition.  

Special thanks from the NZ Handball Community to Auckland Region Handball for hosting an amazing tournament.

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NATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS' CHAMPIONS 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the NZ Secondary Schools Championships held in April in Wellington.  Winners of the Girls' event was Wellington East Girls' College who beat St Mary's College 16-11; and St Patrick's College Wellington who won the Boys' final edging out Cashmere High School, Christchurch 24-19 in their final.

Fairplay Awards went to Cashmere High School and Wellington Girls' College

Top Goalscorers: Wayo Whyte, Cashmere High School (overall top scorer for the tournament) and Tamara Baker, Wellington East Girls' College

Top Goalkeepers: Faith Hewitson, Wellington East Girls' College and Alex Browne, Cashmere High School.

Congratulations to Tournament MVPs Tamara Baker, Wellington East Girls'College and Danyah-Lee Chong-Nee, St Patrick's College.

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IHF TROPHY 2018 CONFIRMED - NEW CALEDONIA, JUNE 2018

IHF confirms the IHF Trophy for men's Junior and Youth teams will be held in New Caledonia 10-15 June 2018. 
Junior players born in or after 1998 or and Youth players born in or after 2000, are eligible. Interested players should contact our men's Head Coach Ludo Ludovic Galliegue as soon as possible: ludovic.galliegue@yahoo.fr

The women's competition will be held in 2019 at a time and location still to be decided.