Newcastle v Sunderland Derby to Start New Season!0

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Newcastle Vikings Handball Club’s 2016/17 season begins next Saturday 1 October with a home Tyne & Wear derby men’s match against the newly established Sunderland Handball Club.

The England Handball North Regional Development League match will take place at 2pm at the Temple Park Leisure Centre in South Shields.  Spectators are welcome to come along to watch all matches and entry is free.

The Vikings’ women will start their third Regional Development League season with an away match against Merseyside-based Peninsula in Wrexham on 23 October.  Their first home match of the season will be against Leeds Carnegie on 6 November 2016.

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Handball Training Resumes for 2016/17 Season0

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Newcastle Vikings Handball Club training resumes next week ahead of the new season, starting next Monday evening 5 September at Temple Park Leisure Centre in South Shields (juniors 7:30-8:30pm / seniors 7:30-9:30pm) and next Wednesday evening 7 September at Hedleys Sport Academy in Killingworth (juniors 7-8pm / seniors 8-10pm).  New beginners and experienced handball players welcome!

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Vikings’ Olympic Handball Fun Day0


As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was drawing to a close, Newcastle Vikings Handball Club hosted their Olympic Handball Fun Day on Saturday afternoon at Newcastle’s Great Park Community Centre.

Despite the unseasonably indifferent British weather, it proved to be a pretty successful day with lots of children and their families coming along to try handball and join in the various other sporty fun on offer.  Small-sided handball games for young children and adults were complemented by handball target shooting, tug-of-war and an Olympic-themed art competition, together with a prize-draw raffle, face-painting glitter tattoos, barbeque and other refreshments.

While the wet weather put pay to the planned showcase match between the Vikings’ men and women’s teams, it didn’t prevent those who came along from enjoying lots of fun in the sun and rain o...

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Olympic Handball Fun Day with the Vikings0

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Olympic Handball Fun Day

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Vikings Enjoy British Beach Handball Championships!0


As the Olympic Games handball action got underway in Rio, Newcastle Vikings’ men and women invaded England’s sunny Jurassic south coast last weekend to compete in the fourth British Beach Handball Championships in Poole, Dorset.  The Vikings women were returning for their second year, while a combined Sunderland and Newcastle men’s team also ventured south to compete together as the fantastically named Sandcastles United.

Action-packed and fast-paced, beach handball is played on a smaller court than indoor handball, with only four players on court at any one time and continuous rolling substitutions...

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