It is quite heartening to note that season 2014/15 has provided us with good quality Handball from both the Men and Women competitions. The standard has improved and there is a healthy balance amongst the teams. What is more encouraging has been the interest shown at Junior level and perhaps now,more effort needs to be made to attract more young boys and girls to play Handball. Our next aim is to expose our players to foreign competitions and to compete more against foreign opponents.
Great satisfaction must be expressed for the behavior of officials, referees,coaches and players during all competitions. Except for one isolated case the Disciplinary Commission had a year’s holiday. This augurs well for the future. We have no winners or losers but we are all winners.
Thanks to all and I hope to see you all at our Awards night next week.
by Joseph Tanti
With the beginning of the new scholastic year handball started again reaching out to students at school through handball events organised by the Sports Promotion Unit and the local association. The first event took place during the Move Week held between 29thSeptmeber and 5th October. Primary and secondary school students took part in sports activities held in different squares in Valletta. The students had different sports stations and activities and handball was one of them.
The second activity was held on Wednesday 26th October. The yearly handball festival for primary schools was held with 5 participating schools, namely Zejtun, Zabbar, Mosta, Naxxar and Chiswick. Each school participated with two teams and played games of 10 minutes each. The games were a balanced affair and great attention was given on the fun aspect of the game. The students enjoyed the experience and there was an encouraging attitude from the students and the Physical Education teachers. More festivals will be held in the near future.