26th May 2017
Glasgow and Edinburgh took the men’s and women’s honours respectively at the fifth annual Tyneside Handball Tournament.
Hosted by Newcastle Vikings Handball Club at South Shields’ Temple Park Leisure Centre 10 teams from across England and Scotland took part in quick-fire 20-minute group and placing matches. #
Glasgow beat East fiilbride’s EK82 16-11 in a repeat of the 2014 final, to regain their title and be crowned champions for a third time. Maciej Trzos socred six times for Glasgow, while Jack Lees notched the same amount for East Kilbride.
Durham University claimed third place with a 12-7 win over Bedfordshire’s Cranfield University.
Newcastle Vikings defeated York Hunters 12-5 in the fifth/sixth place play-off.
In the women’s competition Edinburgh won for the first time since 2013, beating the University of Leeds 11-5 in the final. Emma Andersen led the way for Edingburgh with four strikes.
Having surrendered their title, Newcastle Vikings’ ladies beat Cranfield University 7-5 to take third place.
The men’s tournament top-scorer award went to Durham University half-player Lucas Palumbo with 21 goals. University of Leeds winger Magda Karwatka top-scored in the women’s competition with 11 goals.