THE future of handball in England is bright, if the standard of play on show at the County Championship and North v South Under-16s clash in London last weekend is anything to go by!
Four teams battled for the County title in the event, with Cheshire coming out on top, while Bedfordshire finished second, Merseyside third and London PA East fourth after six entertaining matches.
The games were very close, showing that no one region has the monopoly when it comes to handball skills, and many of the players on show could have bright futures ahead of themselves in the sport.
The day was rounded off by a North v South Under-16s match, which the North won 24-15.
But with just one training session together prior to the match, the south team acquitted themselves well.
Mohamed Elkedim, the coach of the Under-16 South Squad, said: “The tournament was well organised and we saw some good handball. The South team surely with time and more practise will improve more.”
* Photos by Mathilde Friggieri