Over 150 children from across Devon experience handball

North Devon Gazette

Families took to The Park Community School Sports Centre in Barnstaple for a free handball open day, with around 150 young people taking part in a variety of fun games and activities. Â

The popular event was hosted by England Handball and Bideford Blacks Handball Club. It was attended by those between the ages of six and 11 - many experiencing this exhilarating sport for the first time. Â

Stacey Andrews, National Partnerships Manager at England Handball, said: “We were delighted to see such a huge turnout of young people and their families from all across Devon. Â

“Many told us they’d love to play it as part of their PE lessons at school - and I think some may even have left the session with a new favourite sport.”  Â

Bideford Blacks Handball Club runs U16 teams and would welcome any boys and girls from school years seven to 10 who would like to try handball – contact bidefordblacks@gmail.com Â

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