Livingston won on Saturday against Edinburgh in their top of the table clash at Oriam. The Livingston side started the match very quickly and caught Edinburgh cold. Taking a 4-1 lead early in the match. The Edinburgh side soon came to life and brought match back to 5-5. It then stayed close till half-time with a score of 13-12 to Livingston at the break. After halftime it was Edinburgh’s turn to start quickly. Livingston seemed to have lost some of their intensity and Edinburgh looked stronger at this stage. Livingston pulled themselves back …
Tryst 77 and Edinburgh both kept up their unbeaten record at the weekend in the league. Edinburgh had a home win at Oriam with a 33-27 victory over Ecosse. Tryst 77 were playing away at East Kilbride and ran out 27-21 winners. This keeps the race close at the top with Livingston, Tryst and Edinburgh still unbeaten this year. Next weekend sees Edinburgh take on Livingston at Oriam which will give a chance to see who is strongest team between the two this year.
This Saturday sees the first handball event to be held at Oriam prior to it’s opening to the public on Monday 28th of August. There will be matches between the top 4 Men’s league teams from last year and the top 2 Women’s teams. The matches start at 9am and run till 4.30pm. Entry is free. It provides a great chance to come along and see the Handball and get a look around the venue. Oriam is in the grounds of Heriot-Watt University just off of the Edinburgh bypass at Hermiston Gate.
At the Alistair McCoist Centre last week in East Kilbride local team EK82 clinched their place in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final after defeating Livingston. They made a quick start in the match taking a 4-0 lead early on but Livingston fought well to get back in the match and the score stayed close for the remainder of the first half. EK82 were leading 16-13 at half-time. At the start of the 2nd half EK82 again made a very strong start and started to extend their lead. At one point midway through the half they managed to …
Following a period of re-structuring as a result of the loss of UK Sport funding after the London 2012 Olympics, the British Handball Association is now planning to re-build a GB age group programme.
The programme will initially be targeted at Under-18 boys and Under-16 girls, as these are the age groups covered by the new format European Championship, better suited to our current standard.
We are therefore looking to recruit the following positions:
1. GB Under-18 Boy’s Coach
2. GB Under-16 Girl’s Coach
The appointments would be for a period of two seasons, with a review after one year, and are expenses only positions.