Handball (Team Handball) is the dynamic ball game that is now surging ahead of popularity as a developing team sport in Singapore! A national sport for many European countries, it is played by a small community in Singapore but exploded into public awareness when Singapore fielded its first handball national team for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010. Handball has always been one of the most televised sport in the Olympic Games, and has never left the Olympics since its inception in 1936.
Many new players learn and enjoy handball immensely because it is a fast-paced game that delivers constant excitement. Teams in possession are always attack-oriented and passes have to be made fast, and due to the rolling substitution rule (the game is not stopped for substitutions), the energy level of the players and the game is kept at a constant high..... Read more here.
The inaugural Asian beach Games will see over 4000 athletes and officials from 45 countries and regions converging on the island of Bali to compete for the top honours in 17 sports - Beach Handball, Beach Kabaddi, Beach Pencak Silat, Beach Sepaktakraw, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Beach Wrestling, Body Building, Dragonboat Racing, Jet-ski Sport, Marathon Swimming, Paragliding, Sailing, Surfing, Triathlon, Windsurfing and Woodball. The events will be taking place in several venues around Bali, namely Sanur, Nusa Dua, Benoa, Jimbaran and Kuta. For more details on the Asian Beach Games, please visit www.bali2008.com. Read full article here.
Singapore is making presence felt in international handball.
In 2012, Singapore participated for the first time in the International Handball Federation (IHF) Trophy for Asia (East and South East Zone).
An Under-19 event where the winners qualify for the tournament’s Continental Phase, the men’s team lost all three matches against hosts Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Earlier this December, Singapore sent another team to the same competition, which had expanded to include newcomers Brunei and Philippines. The improvement was astonishing.
While Singapore went down to eventual winners Thailand in their opening game, they won all four remaining matches to finish as runners-up. A women’s team, formed only in July, finished third out of four countries.
The leap from last to second surprised many of their opponents, Handball Federation Singapore (HFS) president Adele Lim told Yahoo Singapore.... Read full article here.
Into its second year, SHOT was held from 26 December to 28 December at Hougang Sports Hall and Jurong West Sports Hall. The three-day competition saw the Republic going up against formidable opponents like Asian powerhouse Japan, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.
Our athletes went into the tournament with every intention of gaining international experience, a step up from the usual competition that they faced.. Read more from here.