About the Club:
Leeds Carnegie Handball Club welcomes students and non-students of all ages, abilities, genders and nationalities. The club draws players from the student body, and importantly is run by a committee of students, but also works in partnership with the AU and University Sport in order to develop links with the local community. This diversity has thus given rise to a club culture that is as much about cross-cultural exchange and friendship as it is about competition.
Since 2001, the club had accommodated both men's and women's teams and both have acquired a number of titles in that time: most notably, Men's Student Championship Winners 2002; Women's Student Championship Winners 2004; Men's National Division 2 Championships 2010. Whilst competition is one element of the club, it is again important to assert the social ethos of LCHC as inclusivity and equity remain important tenets.
Wednesday: 7pm - 8.30pm (Green Sports Hall)
Friday: 8pm - 10pm (CRI Sports Hall)
Leeds Metropolitan University, Headingley Campus Carnegie Sports Centre, LS6 3QS.
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About the Sport:
You may have seen it on Eurosport and wondered: "who are all those foreign people and what are they doing!" Well hopefully this brief introduction will give you a bit on an insight. One of the most popular sports in the world, and the second most popular in Europe, HANDBALL is an indoor team sport, which mixes high-speed action, gymnastic agility, sleight of hand and power with spectacular shots at goal.
Not attacking is a foul in HANDBALL, which says something about the intensity of the game. It's fast, fun and for everyone! The sport has been described as a sport combining all the best elements of basketball, water polo and football with a little bit of rugby thrown in. Furthermore, it's a great way to keep fit, both mentally and physically and to have a good laugh.
Although Handball is played in 160 countries world-wide, and accommodates over 15 million participants, the UK is yet to enjoy the game to its fullest. Surprisingly, when you consider that some of the world's greatest national leagues are just on the UK's doorstep in France, Spain and Germany, there are only roughly 20 clubs all over Britain and approximately 30 teams (men & women) playing in the national leagues. However, with the London 2012 Olympics fast approaching, the sport continues to grow and the British Handball Association is expecting a sudden burst of interest post-Olympic games. But why wait until then!?
As a team sport, HANDBALL is played with six outfield players and one goalkeeper in each team. The game is played inside on a court (20m x 40m) with a goal at either end. The aim is to score more than the opposition, by throwing the ball into the net, during a 2 x 30 minute game and final scores of more than twenty goals are common. Whilst HANDBALL is, on paper a non-contact sport, in reality you have to be able to cope with the distinctly physical side of the sport.
Sounds easy enough doesn't it? Then why not give it a go? You might just like it!
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