3rd August 2016

Handball to feature in I Am Team GB day

Handball is one of the sports that will feature in The National Lottery and ITV’s I Am Team GB.

I Am Team GB is the nation’s biggest ever sports day and takes place on 27 August. A whole host of events at iconic venues, including the Copper Box Arena International Handball Cup – hosted by London GD – are taking place.

Lottery-funded Olympic athletes and famous faces from ITV will also take part in the events – inspiring everyone, no matter what their level of fitness, to join in the biggest ever UK-wide sports day.

The event at the Copper Box Arena will also allow people to have a go at handball. Planned activities include Try Handball, a target net and a speed gun to see how fast you can throw the ball.

Other activities at the Copper Box Arena include Speed Bounce, Fitness Challenge Bike and Row, Gymnastics Balance, Table Tennis, and Athletics Running and Jumping skills test.

Handball clubs are also encouraged to hold their own I Am Team GB event so people in their area can be part of this day – and try out the exciting, high scoring, action packed team sport that is handball. To register your event just go to www.iamteamgb.com

You can also join the conversation on social media using #iamteamgb.

Other venues taking part in I Am Team GB include the famous cobbles of Coronation Street, the hills and dales of Emmerdale, Sport Wales National Centre, Gateshead International Stadium, Glasgow National Hockey Centre, Ricoh Arena, Hope Cove in Devon, Reading Rowing Club and Ullswater Yacht Club in Penrith.

To encourage people to get active, ITV will also be switching off their transmission for an hour across all channels to get the nation to get moving. At 09.30 on 27 August, the big switch off will see ITV’s seven channels come off air for an hour to encourage the great British public to get up and out and involved in sport at one of the many events happening across the country.

Over £80 million has been raised each year by National Lottery players to help fund elite athletes during the four-year build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The event is taking place in conjunction with the British Olympic Association (BOA), UK Sport and is supported by Join In.

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