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Thursday, July 15, 2010

England Youth Prepare for Ireland Challenge

AFTER enjoying a successful Partille Cup campaign last week, the England Youth teams will be in action again on Saturday when they take on the Ireland national youth side in a tournament in Warrington.

An action-packed six-match programme has been put together for the event at Birchwood Leisure and Tennis Complex at Birchwood, near Warrington, which will see the A and B sides from both the England Boys and Girls teams take on their Irish counterparts.

The day begins at 9am with the teams arriving and warming up, and following the parade of teams and respective Anthems, the matches will begin at 10am and conclude at 4pm with the presentation of trophies.

“The advent of the Olympic Games has seen a massive surge in handball’s popularity,” said EHA Director of Performance Mick Hegarty. “The EHA is very proud of the fact that its international programme has seen an extremely successful year.

“Our youth squads have evolved through an exacting regional selection process, participated in the Olympic Solidarity Camp with 12 other nations, competed in the world famous Partille Cup in Sweden, scoring their respective first victories, culminating in this international against Ireland.”

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