Congratulations to both Australian Senior National teams, women and men, who won the Oceania Beach Championships 2016 played at the Gold Coast in Australia. Unlucky for the New Zealand teams who challenged the Australians in both finals.
The NZ men team was well prepared and included some players who already competed at the Oceania Beach Championships in 2012. The team played outstanding well the first game which they won with 2:1 after a nail biting shoot-out.
The second game was even closer, but the Australians had a tiny bit more luck and managed to win both halves and therefore the Oceania Championships
The NZ women team was relatively new to Beach Handball and faced a very experienced Australian side. Lessons are learned and the girls have made huge progress over that weekend and will come back stronger.
Game 1 – 26/2/2016 – NZ vs AUS 2:1 (11:12, 24:12, 7:4)
Game 2 – 27/2/2016 – AUS vs NZ 2:0 (18:17, 11:8)
Australia wins 3:2 in total
Game 1 – 26/2/2016 – NZ vs AUS 0:2 (2:24, 5:20)
Game 2 – 27/2/2016 – AUS vs NZ 2:0 (16:0, 14:4)
Australia wins 4:0 in total