Canberra Handball Club will make their retulrn to competitive handball, after nine years, when the Australian Handball Club Championships begin, in Gold Coast on Thursday.
On Saturday, the team went down 15:29 to Sydney University HC in a warm-up game leading into the tournament. It was the club’s first match in nine years.
“In the last few months, we have done a lot of work rebuilding the club and getting ready for this tournament. This game against Sydney University provided us with an excellent opportunity to see where we stood and what we needed to do to be more competitive in Queensland,” said coach Taip Ramadani.
The men’s club was formed in 2006, in their inaugural competitive year – in 2007 – the team won the NSW League and followed that up with a bronze medal at the Oceania Club Championship in Tahiti. In 2010 the club won their second NSW League title, but in 2013, after the Australian Club Championship in Sydney, the team disbanded.
The Women’s Club will also return to the tournament this year, after winning silver last year, in a tournament that was heavily affected by Covid-19 related restrictions.
“We have recently partnered with Ona Coffee, Beyond Bank, EMU Energy and AKU Teamwear, organisations that do amazing work in their field and have a keen interest in our club, and the work we do in the community”, concluded Taip Ramadani.
The men’s club will start their competition against Sydney University on Friday morning, whilst the women’s club start their campaign on Thursday morning, also against Sydney University.
The full schedule of matches is available on the Handball Australia website.