Na­tional cham­pi­ons live up to top billing

HAND­BALL

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

THERE were no sur­prises when Ayles­bury Gram­mar School won the County U15 hand­ball com­pe­ti­tion at Stoke Man­dev­ille Sta­dium last week.

Ayles­bury, the cur­rent na­tional cham­pi­ons, won the boy’s cat­e­gory, while the Royal Latin School from Buck­ing­ham were vic­to­ri­ous in the girls’ sec­tion.

More than 100 school­child­ren from all over Bucks took part in the con­test and GB hand­ball team cap­tain Bobby White at­tended to in­spire the stu­dents, say­ing many of them showed huge po­ten­tial to progress in the sport.

Com­pe­ti­tion co-or­dinda­tor Sarah Sim­mons said: “This year’s com­pe­ti­tion built on the suc­cess of last year, and it’s clear to see that the schools in­volved have em­braced the chance for their stu­dents to try an al­ter­na­tive sport.

“The stan­dard of play has in­creased and there is some bright young tal­ent. It was also fan­tas­tic we had more girls teams and the ca­ma­raderie be­tween the schools was great to see.”

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