NZHF U19 CHAMPIONSHIPS - REGISTRATIONS OPEN NOW

Registrations are open for the U19 Champs for both men and women to be held in Wellington at theASB Sports Centre 4-6 October 2019. Register before 28 August 2019 and pay the registration fee by 6 September. Details are on the registration form. Use this link for registering: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nEyFw84K_RCnlWkEoBw2JwlruGJZabi2Uj7dC7HjauQ/edit?ts=5d5e06a9

Teams from Oceania Region are welcome to enter.

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SUCCESS FOR OUR WOMEN'S JUNIOR AND YOUTH TEAMS AT IHF TROPHY

Congratulations to our Women's Junior and Youth teams, coaches and officials! We are very proud of your achievements at the Oceania IHF Trophy where you both took out a medal - 3rd place for our Junior team and 2nd place for our Youth team.
Congratulations to New Caledonia who took out the championship in both the Junior and Youth competitions.

Congratulations too, to all the other teams for the quality handball played and a big thank you to our Handball friends in New Caledonia for hosting such a successful tournament.

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NZHF NATIONAL COACHING COURSES AVAILABLE STARTING THIS MONTH 

National coaching courses will start in August and continue throughout the remainder of this year.

The courses will be run by NZHF head of coaching and IHF A-licence coach Dr Eoin Murray. Thanks to New Zealand Olympic Committee National Activities Program funding the course will be FREE for anyone registered to attend. We look forward to a great turn out for these.

The first course will be a two day coaching course aimed at club and school coaches of beginner-intermediate players in Christchurch on the 24/25th of August (9am-3pm both days with South Island Shield matches taking place on Saturday directly after the course). The course will be a mix of classroom and hall based sessions and will form the basis of a new NZHF coaching structure leading to internationally recognised coaching qualifications. Similar courses will be run in Wellington and Auckland before the end of the year.

To register please see the link below or email nzhfcoaching@handball.org.nz:
https://docs.google.com/…/1enzHSbUon6uG678JpeqiFcQV5kv…/edit

Other shorter 4 hour courses aimed at coaches of beginners (such as high school teams or PE in schools) with little prior knowledge of handball will take place around the country. If you are interested in a similar course in your area please contact nzhfcoaching@handball.org.nz.

NOTICE OF THE 2019 NZHF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is given that the NZ Handball Federation AGM will be held at the ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie, Wellington following the conclusion of the day’s play at the NZ National Club Championships on Saturday 14 September 2019 - estimated to be approx 5.30pm.
Nominations are also sought for membership of the NZHF Executive Committee. There are vacancies as at least two of the current committee are resigning. Nominations must be made on the approved nomination form and reach the NZHF Secretary-General by email to secretary@handball.org.nz no later than 7pm Thursday, 15 August 2019. Nomination forms will be emailed to affiliated clubs, or can be requested from secretary@handball.org.nz.

A draft agenda will be made available 30 days prior to the AGM and any members may suggest changes to the proposed Annual General Meeting Agenda Items. A written notification of the suggested changes to the proposed Annual General Meeting Agenda Items must be given to the NZHF Secretary-General by email to secretary@handball.org.nz no later than 7pm Friday 30 August 2019. The final agenda and meeting arrangements will be notified on 1 September 2019.

NZ TEAMS ANNOUNCED - 2019 WOMEN’S IHF OCEANIA TROPHY TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the following players selected to represent New Zealand in the women's Junior and Youth teams at the IHF Oceania Tournament to be held in New Caledonia, 11-17 August 2019.

NZ WOMEN'S JUNIOR (u19) TEAM

  • Ella Amos, Wellington

  • Grace Apawai-Bishop, Otago

  • Cassandra Dawson, Otago

  • Arna Finnerty, Otago

  • Sophie Gaudin, Otago

  • Alice Graham, Canterbury

  • Kristina Hames, Wellington

  • Lucy Sherlock, Sydney

  • Evie Snell, Otago

  • Sophie Strathern, Otago

  • Madison Sutherland, Otago

  • Sophia Tutuila, Wellington

  • Tahndae Wyatt, Wellington

  • Storm Wykes, Otago

NZ WOMEN'S YOUTH (u17) TEAM

  • Breanna Akavi, Wellington

  • Kiara-Leigh Davidson-Korewha, Wellington

  • Metiria Doyle, Wellington

  • Tawhirikura Doyle, Wellington

  • Tesara-Rose Faleafaga, Wellington

  • Faith Hewitson, Wellington

  • Eleminoti Paasi, Wellington

  • Mercy-Lea Tekii-Lilo, Wellington

  • Paris Tuimaseve-Fox, Wellington

  • Clare Tutuila, Wellington

  • Valini Vaka, Wellington

  • Waimarie Weston, Wellington

  • Annalise Wilson, Otago

  • Aneko Winitana, Wellington

OFFICALS

  • Head of Delegation: Eoin Murray

  • Head Coach Junior (u19) Team: Jaclyn Parker

  • Assistant Coach Junior (u19) Team: Eoin Murray

  • Head Coach Youth (u17) Team: Langi Winitana

  • Assistant Coach Youth (u17) Team: Maddie Stephen

  • Managers: Erin Roxburgh-Makea and Kate Denys

NEW ZEALAND JUNIOR REGIONAL TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED

New Zealand Handball Federation is proud to announce the first ever NZ Junior Regional competition to be held in Wellington at ASB Stadium on 4th, 5th and 6th October 2019.

The tournament will have two age groups. Regions are strongly encouraged to create teams in all categories to make the tournament the best it can possibly be.

Regions can enter teams in the following categories:

  • Junior Women – Born 1/1/2000 and younger

  • Youth Women – Born 1/1/2002 and younger

  • Junior Men – Born 1/1/2000 and younger

  • Youth Men– Born 1/1/2002 and younger

International Teams will be also invited and able to attend.

Registration

Team submissions registering interest/intent to attend the tournament must be received by 31st May 2019. All teams, domestic and international, should register their interest by emailing youth@handball.org.nz.

Preliminary registrations will be due by 21st June 2019. Registration and further tournament information will be sent to those registering interest.

NZHF has been focussing on developing youth Handball for some years now. We have strong youth activity and school leagues set up in Wellington, Canterbury and Otago, and over the past year have supported a Youth Development manager working in Auckland to establish handball in several schools. Developing our Youth Handball is essential to developing the sport in NZ and we think the time is right to offer this tournament. We hope all regions will get behind this competition and support the growth of our sport.