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

A BRIGHT STAR HAS FALLEN


It is with great sorrow we advise the NZ Handball community of the passing of Shaza Smit, a former NZ Senior Women's team member. Shaza passed away in Australia on 8 January after a brave fight against cancer. All of us at NZ Handball send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Smit family. Her short 24 years touched the world in such an amazing and positive way. Her wonderful positivity and wicked sense of humour will ensure her star continues to shine in our memories.

2016 NZ Senior Women’s team competing in the Oceania Qualifiers, October 2016, Sydney. Shaza is 2nd from the right in the back row.

2016 NZ Senior Women’s team competing in the Oceania Qualifiers, October 2016, Sydney. Shaza is 2nd from the right in the back row.

ASIAN CHAMPS - NZ WOMEN v JAPAN

Our NZ Women’s team faced a daunting task coming up against host nation Japan in the first game of the tournament. While facing a highly experienced and tough opposition, our Kiwi women fought to the end, and enjoyed every moment of playing against these wonderful handballers. Final score 5:41 (2:20). Lots of experience and learning taken from this match.

NZ v Japan 30 Nov 2018.jpg

NZHF SEEKS HEAD COACH FOR MEN’S NATIONAL SQUAD

This position leads the development and direction for men’s handball in New Zealand. The voluntary position is available immediately and will last through to the end of the 19th Asian Men’s Championships (timing and date tbc, but expected in early 2020).
Key Responsibilities:
• To lead the development of a high performance training and competitions programme that aims to achieve qualification for the next Asian Men’s Championships. 
• To search for, select, develop and maximise the potential of the New Zealand Handball players under NZ Handball’s National Training Squad programme.
• To work with assistant coaches, and other age group coaches to assist the development and direction of their squads, and build the coaching skills of New Zealand’s young coaches.
• To establish a multi-dimensional support programme incorporating selected experts in the delivery of sports science, nutrition and medical support, ensuring the needs of players and coaches are met.

Applicants should apply in writing, providing a CV and details of their coaching experience and ideas for development to secretary@handball.org.nz by Thursday 1st November 2018.