17th January 2022
A new initiative has been launched to help primary school teachers inspire the next generation of handball stars and encourage thousands more youngsters to take up the sport.
England Handball has launched the new, completely free, Teach Handball hub – a one-stop shop for everything teachers need to know about the sport including basic equipment, rules, FAQs, training opportunities and more.
Going live today, the website contains a wide range of free resources for both primary and secondary school teachers and is aimed at boosting the appeal of the sport.
Regardless of the level of experience and knowledge of handball, teachers are being urged to sign up and download a range of free, age and stage appropriate resources, supporting the delivery of one of the fastest, easiest and cheapest sports in the world.
A competition to celebrate the launch has also been announced, with £350 in handball equipment up for grabs thanks from Net World Sports. Every school teacher that registers on the portal before midnight on February 28th will have the chance to win a FORZA Primary School Handball Introduction Pack for their school*, which includes two handball goals, 12 balls and carry bags.
Stacey Andrews, National Partnership Manager at England Handball, said: “Handball continues to be one of the fastest growing indoor sports in England and our new Teach Handball Hub has been created to take that growth to the next level.
“It’s fast-paced, high scoring and energetic, making it a game that children of all ages love to play, which is one reason why teaching handball is becoming ever more popular. School participation is one of the big growth drivers for us, so we wanted to give teachers everything they need to make teaching handball as easy as possible.
“It’s perfect for primary schools as it can be played across so many different settings, from playgrounds to small gym halls, and very little equipment is needed.
“Our new hub will help schools incorporate a wide variety of different handball activities for PE lessons, clubs and other community events. With it, we hope to encourage thousands more pupils to join the growing handball community.”
Across England, thousands of schools are already involved in handball sessions, playing games and introducing handball skills and techniques, many with the help of England Handball – the official governing body for the sport.
This new hub hopes to bring even more schools on board to benefit from everything the game has to offer, whether that’s teaching in PE sessions, delivering cross-curriculum activities, or running an after school club.
The site offers a wide range of resources, lesson plans for different age groups, activity and session ideas and all the information teachers need on the rules and equipment required for school handball.
The initial focus is on working with primary schools with more resources to be added soon, but England Handball also has plans to build out more resources for secondary school teachers later this year.
Alongside the brilliant resources on offer, teachers will also be able to find opportunities to sign up on specific CPD, both online and face-to-face. As part of the course offer, teachers will be able to develop their refereeing/officiating skills, further their knowledge on how to introduce the game and/or support the GCSE assessments.
On top of the free teaching resources, England Handball has also agreed a partnership with Premier Education – the leading provider of sport and physical activity to primary schools, which currently works with more than 2,500 schools across the UK. The partnership will help to ensure even more school sessions are delivered across England and more details will be announced soon.
To visit the portal, find out more and sign up for courses, visit https://teach.englandhandball.com
*Terms and Conditions for 'Prize Draw' to win FORZA Primary School Handball Introduction Pack (RRP: £349.99) with England Handball and Net World Sports. Entering the Prize Draw
By entering this FORZA Primary School Handball Introduction Pack (the ‘Prize Draw’), you are accepting these terms and conditions, and any specific rules, entry instructions and other specific details relating to this Prize Draw.
You must be at least eighteen years of age to be eligible to enter this Prize Draw. By entering the Prize Draw, you confirm and warrant that you are at least eighteen years of age at point of entry. If requested by us, you shall provide evidence of your age to us.
This Prize Draw is only open to those residing in the United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland. To be eligible to win the Prize Draw, entrants much be teachers or teaching assistants employed by a primary school based in England.
To enter, the participant must have signed up to England Handball's new Teach Handball page before midnight on 28th February 2022 and completed all the required fields.
Employees or family members of England Handball, Net World Sports or anyone else connected may not enter the Prize Draw. We reserve the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
Entrants may be subject to a background security check prior to the prize being awarded. We reserve the right to withhold the prize.
No purchase is necessary.
The Prize Draw will run from Monday 17th January through until midnight on Monday 28th February.
The announcement of the winner of the Prize Draw will be made on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram week commencing 7th March 2022, and the winner will be contacted by the England Handball team by email.
There is ONE FORZA Primary School Handball Introduction Pack to be won for the winner, which will be delivered to the school directly.
The prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. The winner will be selected randomly from the entries made.
In the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside our control, we reserve the right to vary or withdraw any element of the Prize without notice.
Winner may be subject to a background security check prior to the Prize being awarded. We reserve the right not to award the Prize to anyone who refuses the background check or who does not receive satisfactory clearance.
The individual winner must confirm they wish to accept the Prize by Friday 4th March. In the event that we do not receive a response within this timescale, we reserve the right to reallocate the Prize to another entrant.
The organisers do not accept responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by any person as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting any Prize.
The competition organisers shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.