Handball in schools and clubs

Handball is the UK’s fastest-growing sport and opportunities for all age groups are increasing rapidly. Whether you are a parent looking for a sport for your child to try, an experienced adult, a complete beginner or a performance athlete, there is a session or program for you.

Progression Pathways

Social Playing Opportunities

Performance Pathways

County Cup
u13 / u15
Regional Academies
u14, u16
National Academy
Elite Performance Academy
Great Britain Youth
F17, F19, M18, M20
Great Britain Senior Squads

Information for teaching handball In Schools

Developed by the team at England Handball, this website is a one-stop shop for everything teachers need to know about handball, including basic equipment, rules, FAQs, resources and more. Register your interest to find out more.

For a full overview of age classifications, competition criteria and ball sizes, please click here.

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For more information on handball in the UK

England Handball

England Handball is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Handball in England and their work covers education, club and competition development as well as the performance side of the game.

If your young player would like more information on progressing on the performance pathway, you can find more details here.

Community Clubs

Community Clubs are located throughout the UK and can be found via the England Handball website and offer a range of age group sessions and opportunities for social and performance routes.

Recommended community clubs

County - Performance Programs

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"We’ve been looking for a new sport for our daughter to try and only wish we’d found it when we were kids! It’s so much fun, and seeing Elise’s confidence grow as she makes new friends is something pretty special."

Beth Rogers

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