Have to hand it to them

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local -

WA’S men’s and women’s hand­ball teams won medals for the first time in the Aus­tralian Hand­ball Cham­pi­onships at the Ben­dat Bas­ket­ball Cen­tre this month.

The WA men’s team lost 19-23 to Vic­to­ria in the gold medal match, while NSW beat SA 28-23 in the bronze medal game.

The women’s team beat NSW 2723 in the bronze medal match and Vic­to­ria beat SA 12-10 in the gold medal game.

Aus­tralia’s elite hand­ball play­ers, in­clud­ing mem­bers of the na­tional team, played over three days in the tour­na­ment, which was last played in Perth in 2009.

Hand­ball West pres­i­dent Michael Bone said hand­ball was con­tin­u­ing to grow in WA.

“Euro­pean hand­ball is be­ing played at many schools and uni­ver­si­ties around Perth,” Bone said.

The Aus­tralian Hand­ball Cham­pi­onships at the Ben­dat Bas­ket­ball Cen­tre this month.

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