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.


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

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.