Schools Get their Hands on English Cup Finals Spots!0

The North East Handball Schools Games at South Shields’ Temple Park Leisure Centre today saw four local schools win through to next month’s national finals.

Organised by the England Handball Association in partnership with Newcastle Vikings Handball Club, the day saw an entertaining and highly competitive mix of Under-13 and Under-15 boys and girls matches.

South Shields’ St. Wilfrid’s RC College won the U13 girls cup, defeating both Ponteland’s Richard Coates Middle School 2-1 and then Chester-le-Street’s Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy 3-0.  The two defeated sides then drew 2-2, with Richard Coates Middle School taking the runners-up spot on goals scored.

The Under-13 boys competition was ultimately decided on goals scored after each of the three teams won one and lost one...

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Scotland Conquer All in Vikings Tournament0

Glasgow and Edinburgh took the men’s and women’s honours respectively as they won the fifth annual Tyneside Handball Tournament at South Shields’ Temple Park Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Hosted by Newcastle Vikings Handball Club, a full day of fast-paced action-packed handball saw 10 teams from across England and Scotland taking part in the quick-fire 20-minute men’s and women’s group and placing matches.

Glasgow went unbeaten throughout the day to regain their title and become three-time champions with a 16-11 victory over East Kilbride’s EK82 in a repeat of the 2014 men’s final, Maciej Trzos and Jack Lees each scoring six goals for the two Scottish sides respectively...

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Junior Vikings Handed the Spotlight0

Junior handballers took the spotlight on another busy day of handball action at Temple Park Leisure Centre on Saturday 18th March.

The morning saw over 30 girls and boys gather at the South Shields venue for the third round of the Tyne & Wear County Handball Trials, all vying to be selected for a place in the first Under-16 county handball teams.

They were followed by a mini-tournament of mixed 5-a-side handball matches between some of Newcastle Vikings’ junior players, all cheered on by lots of family supporters.

The Purples opened with 3-0 and 4-1 wins over the Reds and Greens respectively, before the Reds defeated the Greens 1-0.  The Reds and Purples then drew 4-4, before the Purples won 6-5 over the Greens and the Greens then beat the Reds 2-1.

The undefeated Purples won the competition with 11 points, ahead of the Reds on 7 and Gr...

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Vikings Season Ends in Liverpool Defeat0

Newcastle Vikings Handball Club’s league season came to an end with a 21-14 away loss to the unbeaten Liverpool ladies side at the Greenbank Academy on Saturday .

The hosts got off to a quick start opening up an early three-goal lead, before Blessing Ogbee’s near-post strike from the left wing got the Vikings’ ball rolling.  Newcastle closed the gap to two through goals from right-half Alina Inta and captain Sandra Christke from the line position, but despite some determined defending at the other end of the court they were unable to withhold several decisive Liverpool attacks on the fast-breaks, despite the best efforts of Andrea King between the posts.  Liverpool’s goalkeeper meanwhile continued to pull off a series great saves to frustrate the Vikings’ shots, with two Inta penalties the only further breakthroughs during the first half...

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Schools Handed Tyne & Wear County Finals Honours0

The Tyne & Wear Handball School Games County Finals on Thursday 9th March saw Sunderland schools Biddick Academy and Oxclose Community Academy take the Under-15 girls and boys honours respectively, with South Tyneside’s St. Wilfrids RC College winning the U13 girls competition and North Tyneside’s Churchill Community College the U13 boys champions.

Hosted by Tyne & Wear Sport in partnership with Newcastle Vikings Handball Club and Sunderland Handball Club, the tournament at the Vikings’ home match venue Temple Park Leisure Centre in South Shields saw over 150 Under-15 and Under-13 girls and boys teams from schools representing each of the five Tyne & Wear districts taking part in an action-packed day, thoroughly enjoyed by all the schoolchildren who took part.

South Shields’ St...

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