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.

NATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS FOR 2019

The 2019 championships were held on 6/7 April in Christchurch. After a great weekend of close competition the 2019 championship school teams were:

Girls’ champions: Kavanagh College, Dunedin

Boys’ Champions: Cashmere High School, Christchurch

Congratulations to all competitors and to our championship schools.

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Girls’ Tournament MVP: Josie Perico, Christchurch Combined Schools

Boys’ Tournament MVP: Wayo Whyte, Cashmere High School, Christchurch

Girls’ Best Goalkeeper: Grace Apuwai-Bishop, Kavanagh College, Dunedin

Boys’ Best Goalkeeper: Lewis Chinula, Kavanagh College, Dunedin

Girls’ Top Goal Scorer: Annalise Wilson, Kavanagh College, Dunedin

Boys’ Top Goal Scorer: Wayo Whyte, Cashmere High School, Christchurch

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2019 Best goalkeeper boys Lewis Chinula Kavanagh College.jpg
2019 Girls Top Goal Scorer Annalise Wilson Kavanagh College.jpg
2019 Boys Top Goal Scorer Wayo Whyte Cashmere High School.jpg

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

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NZHF NATIONAL MEN'S YOUTH TEAM ANNOUNCED

NZ Handball Federation is delighted to announce the players who have been selected to represent New Zealand and Oceania at the IHF Intercontinental Trophy tournament, in April in Kosovo. We congratulate our team and officials and wish them safe travels and all the best for the competition.

Players:

  • Miguel Aizpuru, Wellington

  • Nathan Balmer, Christchurch

  • Max Brookes, Wellington

  • Alex Brown, Christchurch

  • Edmund Chrisp, Wellington

  • Riley Flanagan, Christchurch

  • Lucas Graham-O’Connor, Wellington

  • Angus Hamilton, Christchurch

  • Angus Hazelton, Wellington

  • Stefanos Hills, Wellington

  • Paul Ireland, Wellington

  • Issac Jarvis, Wellington

  • William O’Connor, Wellington

  • William Smith, Wellington

 Officials:

  • Coach and Head of Delegation: Tim Rayner, Wellington

  • Assistant Coach: Jack Gallagher, Wellington

  • Manager: Tim Banks, Wellington

TRIALS OPEN FOR NZ WOMEN JUNIOR AND YOUTH TEAMS

First trials for the NZ Junior (u19) and Youth (u17) teams will be held on the last weekend of March. Teams selected will compete in the Oceania IHF Trophy competition, expected to be held in New Caledonia in August this year.

Trials are open to all young women handballers regardless of experience, as we are looking to develop players for the future.

Check out the event page on Facebook and come along!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1916784685097313/

NZ Junior Women Team - IHF Trophy Winners 2014

NZ Junior Women Team - IHF Trophy Winners 2014

2019 NZ NATIONAL BEACH HANDBALL TEAMS ANNOUNCED

NZ Handball Federation is delighted to announce the following players who have been selected to represent New Zealand at the Oceania Beach Handball Qualifiers to be held in Adelaide this week. We congratulate both our teams and officials and wish them all the best for the competition.

NZ Women’s Team:

  • Kate Denys (Otago)

  • Hanne De Ridder (Wellington)

  • Nore De Ridder (Wellington)

  • Rowan Moloughney (Wellington)

  • Nardia Roselli (Sydney)

  • Erin Roxburgh (Wellington)

  • Jordan Thorstensen (Wellington)

  • Hannah Wignall (Wellington)

  • Tahndae Wyatt (Wellington) 

Coach: James Cochrane

 NZ Men’s Team:

  • Tim Banks (Wellington)

  • Max Brookes (Wellington)

  • Jeremy Clark (Melbourne)

  • James Cochrane (Wellington)

  • Andrew Ellis (Christchurch)  

  • Aaron Huddleston (Wellington)

  • Tim Rayner (Wellington)

  • Thomas Roxburgh (Wellington)

  • Nicholas Shields (Sydney)

  • Andre Verstappen (Melbourne)

  • Travelling Reserve: Peter Ellis (Christchurch)

 Coach: Ben Dawson (Australia)

Manager: Willy Silcock (Christchurch)

Team Physio: Peter Ellis (Christchurch)

 

CALLING FOR EOI'S FOR WOMEN PLAYERS u20 & U18; PLUS COACHES AND MANAGERS FOR BOTH AGE GROUP TEAMS

2019 is an IHF Trophy year for Women for both the Junior and Youth age groups.  Dates and location of the tournament are not known yet, but we expect the tournament will happen in the second half of 2019 outside of New Zealand.

PLAYERS: If you are interested in trialling, we are looking for expressions of interest from women players:

·        Junior (born on or after 1 January 2000)

·        Youth (born on or after 1 January 2002)

If you are interested in trialling, please email nzhfcoaching@handball.org.nz with your full name, email address, phone number and date of birth.  First trials are expected to be held in February and depending on the interest from players, there will be a North Island and a South Island trial venue.

COACHES, ASSISTANT COACHES AND MANAGERS: We are seeking these positions for both teams, so please send expressions of interest indicating what position you with to apply for. Send your EOI to secretary@handball.org.nz by Sunday 10th February 2019 providing details of your coaching or management experience.

Further information on IHF Trophy from IHF:
The IHF Trophy was reconfigured from 2018 and now includes two age categories - Junior and Youth. The best teams from both categories will advance to the Continental Phase, expected to be held later this year or early 2020. The winners of the IHF Trophy Intercontinental Junior Championships earn an automatic spot at the 2020 IHF Women’s Junior World Championships.

Lynda Hagen

NZHF Secretary-General