Nicholas Toze, the 19-year-old pivot from the Canberra Handball Club, is set to represent Australia on the international stage once again as he heads to San Jose, Costa Rica for the intercontinental phase of the 2023 IHF Trophy for juniors. Toze made his international debut for Australia in December, helping the Australian juniors secure the Oceania regional title and qualify for the intercontinental phase.
Toze’s rise has been remarkable. He only began playing handball two years ago with the Canberra club, but his hard work, dedication, and natural talent have seen him rapidly progress through the ranks. In Avarua, Cook Islands last year, Toze scored eight goals from four games and played a crucial role in defence for his team.
The Australian team faces strong competition at the tournament, which features Costa Rica, Cuba, Guinea, and Great Britain, but Toze and his teammates are up for the challenge. They will open their campaign against Costa Rica on 8 March, and hopes are high for a strong showing from the Australian juniors.
The Canberra Handball Club and ACT Handball are both extremely proud of Toze’s achievements and wish him and the Australian team the best of luck in the tournament.
8 March: Australia v Costa Rica
9 March: Australia v Cuba
10 March: Australia v Guinea
12 March: Australua v Great Britain