Handball Taster Day and Club Sessions!

Funding has been secured through the Sportivate Programme for East London to run a Handball taster day and launch a new Club for East London.  The funding has been received for participants from Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

The taster day will be run by qualified coaches and will run on Wednesday 29 January at Sporthouse, Mayesbrook Park, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham RM8 2JR from 9.30am until 3.30pm.  The day is for young people from years 7 to 11 and will run during the following times:

9.30am to 12.15pm for years 7 & 8 mixed

12.45pm to 3.30pm for years 9 to 11 mixed

The day will be a mixture of skills activities and competitive games with participants being split into teams for the day working with the coaches.  All abilities are welcome.

It is planned that some members of the GB Olympic Squad will be attending on the day to assist with the coaching and competitive play throughout the day.

This taster day is to introduce participants to the Sporthouse venue and launch the club sessions which will begin the following week.  Participants will be asked to select a name for the new Handball Club.

All schools attending the taster day will be put into a draw to win 4 hours of free court space on one of the courts.

All participants that select the winning name will be entered into a draw to win a free badminton court for 1 hour for up to 4 people.

The Club sessions will be split for the age groups and will be run as follows:

4.30pm to 5.30pm for years 7 & 8 mixed session

5.30pm to 6.30pm for years 9 to 11 mixed session.

Each session will cost £2 per participant and this will be used to sustain the club once the Sportivate funding has finished.


If you are interested in attending the taster day please contact Claire Eaton at Sporthouse with the following information:

Name of School:

Number of Participants:

Sessions Attending – Morning or afternoon

For more information please contact Claire Eaton at Sporthouse on 020 3004 4123 or email claire.eaton@sporthouse.co.uk


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