28th July 2020
England Handball is pleased to announce the appointment of João Castro as Elite Performance Coach.
João will lead the coaching programme at the new Elite Performance Academy at Loughborough College, as well as working with the DiSE programme and other performance pathway projects.
João has a wealth of experience in both professional coaching environments, and as an educator with the Portuguese Handball Federation and Higher Education institutions. He holds the EHF Master Coach PRO license and his coaching experience spans both the men’s and women’s game and through youth academies, senior clubs and national teams. His most recent assignment was as assistant coach in the Spanish Asobal with BM Guadalajara.
National Performance Manager Bobby White said: “João’s background is ideal for this role. The range of experience and skills he brings will be a huge asset to the performance programmes but he’s also well equipped to support on broader England Handball activities.
"We’re now all very excited for the new full time training programme at Loughborough College to get started."