17th July 2017

Kent Beach Handball Festival a success

The inaugural Kent Beach Handball Festival was a great success.

Eight Primary schools took part in the event on 10 July at the Olympic 'Beach' Multi sports Facility, The Canterbury Academy. The schools that took part were:

  • Woodlands (Tonbridge)
  • Aylesham, (Dover)
  • St Edwards (Sheerness)
  • Davington (Faversham)
  • Wilmington (Dartford)
  • Whitstable Juniors
  • St John's RC (Gravesend)
  • St James (Tunbridge Wells).

Each team had one player from each school. This was so they could play competitively, but not feel the pressure of ‘winning for the school’ It also gave them experience of playing with people they don't know, something they will encounter in September when they go to new secondary schools.

The players were coached by the under-13 Canterbury Academy girl’s handball team.

After the success of the festival is hoped to get the event into 2018 Kent School Games.

Posted in Beach Handball, South East