Club History

We are the first developmental handball club in Tyne & Wear. The club was founded in 2012 by a diverse group of people with a common objective: practice handball whilst contributing to the development of the community through sport.
Marlen is the head coach and the driving force behind the club. Coming from Norway with years of experience playing and teaching handball, she is passionate about developing young people and adults in the art of handball. Marlen has joined forces with a group of other sports enthusiasts and founded the club that currently counts more than 60 players, both juniors and seniors.

Season 2019/20
The coronavirus pandemic brought a premature end to the season with the English leagues being voided.  Our men lead the Regional League North at the point of the national lockdown so they remain reigning champions, while our women were mid-table in their league.  A promising strong growth in the numbers of younger members enabled the club to run three age group tournaments between our junior under 16 and under 12 players and mini-Vikings. 

Season 2018/19
Our men emulated the women’s team’s achievement of last season in becoming England Handball North Regional League champions to win their first silverware. Our women won the pre-season Craig Walter Cup at East Kilbride’s Tom Cooper Tournament and finished third in their North Regional League.

Season 2017/18
Our women won the club’s first silverware in becoming England Handball North Regional League champions, while our men stepped up to play in the rebranded English National League North (former Championship) division. First Tyne & Wear girls team playing in the English Under-16 North League, finishing third. Our men were runners-up in the Tyneside Handball Tournament, and our women picked up the third place trophy in the Plate competition at the British Beach Handball Championships.

Season 2016/2017
First Tyne & Wear Schools Handball Festival and Schools Games handball competitions. Our men came 4th in the pre-season Edinburgh tournament and the semi-final of the English League Cup, while finishing runners-up in the friendly North East competition. Both our men’s and women’s teams finished 4th in their English North Regional Development Leagues.

Season 2015/2016
Our men’s and women’s team again competed in the English North Regional Development League, while we also won the inaugural North East friendly handball competition. Our men took part in the pre-season Edinburgh tournament, while our ladies reached the semi-final of the League Cup before regaining their Tyneside Handball Tournament crown in May. Our Vikings women also reached the semi-final of the British Beach Handball Championships’ Plate competition, while a combined Newcastle-Sunderland men’s team reached the Cup quarter-final.

Season 2014/2015
New junior ‘satellite club’ sessions started up at Temple Park in South Shields. Our men’s and women’s teams participated in the pre-season Edinburgh tournament where our ladies came runners-up. First season for both our men’s and women’s teams in the English North Regional Development League, where both teams finished an honourable 4th position. Our ladies fought they way to the final of the English League Cup before conceding the victory to London GD. They also competed in the British Beach Handball Championships reaching the quarter-final of the Plate competition.

Season 2013/2014
Junior mixed team started up, playing friendly matches against local schools and travelling to Scotland on an impressive Handball Camp. Our men’s and women’s teams competed in Edinburgh Handball Club’s annual pre-season tournament in September, and played in the Scottish Handball League, with our ladies finishing in a creditable 3rd place and our men coming 4th in the second division. Our women also won our annual end-of-season Tyneside Handball Tournament with participating clubs from Scotland and England.

Season 2012/2013
Senior men’s and women’s development teams started up, competing in local friendly matches. Hosted our ever first annual Handball Tournament in May 2013 with participating clubs from Scotland and England.

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