Handball a growing sport

It was an exciting week for members of Great Yarmouth Handball Club, who received a double visit this Monday, from Radio Norfolk's Nicky Price and from former Great Britain handball goalkeeper David Hendrick.

It was an exciting week for members of Great Yarmouth Handball Club, who received a double visit this Monday, from Radio Norfolk's Nicky Price and from former Great Britain handball goalkeeper David Hendrick.

Both joined in the training sessions which also saw the first night in the club shirts. Hendrick gave more playing tips and training ideas while Nicky Price interviewed several people and gave an excellent report on Thursday morning's breakfast show, and showed her excellent skills by getting several goals.

This was an excellent boost, not just for Yarmouth Handball, but also for handball locally and nationally. The British Handball Association is trying to improve the popularity of the game and make it the “legacy game of the 2012 Olympics,” while the England Handball Association is working with schools to get the game played by youngsters.

Yarmouth Handball train on Mondays at Cliff Park High School, Gorleston and offer a free first night to everyone. Anyone aged seven plus can come along and after three weeks will be entitled to a free club shirt.

The evening begins at 6.30pm with a fitness and handball training session, then at 7.30pm they play full games with the emphasis on fun - you can do either, or both sessions, and more information can be found on the website at www.gyhc.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact Rachel on 07814 282275.