18th January 2017

Iceland President talks about playing handball for Warwick

Image Copyright Vincent Michel/IHF

Iceland President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has spoken about his time playing handball when he was a student at Warwick University.

Mr Jóhannesson said: “I had no idea before, but there was a handball team there called the Warwick Jaguars, that was in 1988. I played with them for three years, it was me, two Norwegians, one guy from Germany at one stage and then the home contingent.

“We had a certain advantage as we had already played the game and I enjoyed it a lot.”

Mr Jóhannesson’s brother played over 200 times for Iceland and he added with a smile: “We won the ‘Midlands Cup’ one year – that is my claim to fame.”

Please click here to read on the IHF website more of what Mr Jóhannesson had to say on his time playing in England, and his passion for handball in general

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