Canberra women return from Gold Coast with three wins

Sophoie Marie Angelique in midair throwing towards goal

Canberra Women’s Handball Club picked up three wins in four matches at the National Club Championship, in Gold Coast this weekend.

Event organisers restructured the competition, to accommodate last-minute withdrawals, after the Queensland government announced new travel restrictions in response to the reported Covid-19 outbreaks in Sydney and Melbourne.

Except for the UTS women’s club, which had already travelled to Queensland, all Sydney and Melbourne clubs pulled out from the competition the day before it started.

The championship was reduced to three women’s teams leaving Canberra HC, Brisbane HC and UTS HC to contend for the title. Current champions the University of Queensland had not nominated a team for the event.

After defeating Brisbane HC twice, 21:20 and 23:18, Canberra stumbled against UTS, on Saturday, losing 19:28. UTS then withdrew from the competition following new Covid-19 restrictions set by the Queensland government, leaving only two teams in the competition.

Canberra faced Brisbane one more time, on Sunday, winning 25:20 to top the table in the improvised tournament.

Canberra’s Hannah Mouncey was named the Most Valuable Player, and topped the scorers list with 35 goals.

Photo: Canberra’s Sophie Marie Angelique breaks-through for a clear shot at goal
Photo Credit: Chris Seen photography
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