12th April 2021
The easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK saw the return of outdoor training on March 29th marking more than one full year since almost all handball activity in England was paused.
Right across the handball community, it’s been fantastic to see so many players and clubs playing the sport again. And today (April 12th) sees team indoor training and contact return for under 18s, which is another important milestone for us to celebrate.
We’ve all missed handball so much over the past year. The shots. The saves. The drama. The teamwork. But we’re optimistic about the future and are continuing to look forward to when adults can return to indoor training and competitions.
That's why right across the country, we think the time is right to start preparing for the day when we can all #ReclaimTheCourt The government guidelines suggest it will be 17th May when adults can play and train indoors again, and limited spectators are allowed, so we’re keeping everything crossed and counting down the days until we get there.
While we wait, what we can do is remind ourselves – and the rest of the country – about all the things that make handball such a fantastic sport. But we can’t do this on our own. We also need your help to support our campaign and promote the sport of handball across the country and to new audiences. So, we’re calling for everyone to get involved, and share our upcoming content to help #ReclaimTheCourt in 2021.
Make sure you're following England Handball on all of our social media channels to see some brilliant handball highlights, nostalgia and all the latest news:
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If you’re a club and you haven’t yet had access to our new shared hub with lots of #ReclaimTheCourt assets, please email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a sport, we are determined to come out of this stronger than before and make sure handball can once again be the sport that unites people and communities all over England.
Let’s get ready to #ReclaimTheCourt