If you are looking to start a new Handball club, then we hope the information below will be useful.
These are just the initial steps in getting your new club up and running. Club Matters is also an
an excellent resource which can be used to help new or established clubs develop.
England Handball has starter packs that can be bought from the England Handball shop.
You can contact your:
Your local Active Partnership can provide information on available funding.
When starting a Handball club, it is important to ensure that you have the right organisational
structure, coaching qualifications and club welfare standards in place and that your club is insured.
If your club can meet the following Fit for Purpose criteria, you can affiliate to England handball as
an Emerging Club which entitles your club to Public Liability Insurance.
Anyone coaching independently or leading a session must have:
1. Minimum level 1 Coaching Handball qualification (or International equivalent qualification)
2. It is best practice for coaches to be First Aid trained
Any coach leading sessions with youth players (u18) must also have
1. UK Coaching: Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualification
2. DBS Check (for relevant age group e.g. Children/Minors)
All clubs must have a named and trained Club welfare officer, this training includes:
CPSU: Time to listen course
All clubs must have a named and trained First Aider.
Clubs must be constituted and have an active board or committee including a minimum of
three committee members that are unrelated or non-cohabiting. E.g. Chair, Secretary and
Every club must have its own club bank account. It is not permitted for a club to run its
finances through the personal bank account of any of its members.
Clubs must have a separate neutral club secretary email address used for communication
with the EHA- Personal email addresses will not be accepted
To affiliate to England Handball, please complete this form
FILL OUT THE ENGLAND HANDBALL CLUB SIGN UP FORM
You will then be sent login details to access England Handball Azolve membership system:
This is where clubs can affiliate as an emerging club, register for leagues, tournaments, and register
As an affiliated emerging club you are eligible to apply for an England Handball Community
Activation Funding to support the development of your club
If you need any support in meeting the Fit for Purpose criteria please contact your local Regional
North West & Yorkshire:
Andy Clark: Andy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ricardo Vasconcelos: Ricardo.vasconcelos@englandhandball
Luke Hornsley: Luke.Hornsley@englandhandball.com
Jenny Hannis: email@example.com
Matt Durber: Matt.Durber@englandhandball.com
England Handball operate leagues for the following categories