17th November 2017
England Handball has announced the appointment of Bobby White as National Performance Manager.
Bobby has a wealth of experience in the performance pathway. He has managed the England Handball AASE Programme since 2013. Before that he was a mentor on the programme between 2012 and 2013. He has also coached in the East Regional Academy programme for the last three years.
In addition Bobby was GB Team Manager at the IHF Emerging Nations Tournament in Kosovo in 2015, a role that included coaching duties. He led GB to victories over Australia and China in that tournament, as well as friendly win against Ireland later in the year.
Bobby was captain of the 2012 GB men’s handball team, coming to handball through the Sporting Giants initiative in 2007. He also played professionally in Denmark, Greece, Austria and France.
Bobby, who has a Sport and Exercise Science degree and a postgraduate qualification in sports coaching, said: “I’m really excited about this new role. I’ve already had plenty of hands-on experience in the performance pathway and am looking forward to expanding on the great work that has already been done.
“I’m also looking forward to bringing my own ideas to the table and exploring new opportunities.”
England Handball CEO David Meli said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint Bobby to this role.
“He has led the development of our AASE programme over the last four years which has seen it become a focal point for our talent programme.
“He brings broad experience across coaching, playing and development areas which I know will help him to further develop our performance pathway – enabling our most talented young players to reach their potential.”