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23rd August 2018

A 'Week-in-the-Life-of': Luke Hornsley

In the first of a series of a 'week-in-the-life' of an England Handball Regional Partners Manager we hear about a packed week for Luke Hornsely in the South East.

A busy week saw me traveling to Kent, London, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, and Essex.

In Kent I supported the finals of the county’s school games, a culmination of a 150-team primary school handball competition.

Heading to the Capital I met with Fit for Sport, a national multi-sport coaching company. The meeting saw agreement to a pilot project in London. The pilot will test a delivery model. It was also agreed that coaches would benefit most from the activator course. We will be looking to develop and confirm a partnership agreement with Fit for Sport and establish club links.  

Staying with London, but benefiting from technology, I had a Webex meeting with London GD, where we discussed required support and development plans.

Heading to the south coast I met with Brighton University. We discussed establishing an Introduction to Teaching Handball course within the university’s teacher training course - with project links to the Schools competition.

Traveling up to the Home Counties my next meeting was with Leap County Sport Partnership. We talked about handball development for 2018/19 - including growth of the county schools’ competition.

Before a trip to Essex I talked to Carshalton Handball Club to support their achievement of Pro-Active Club status.

The final stop of the week was the University of Essex to discuss potential access to their new sports arena for handball activity.

Posted in England Handball Association, South West