Handball is currently a hidden gem in the Scottish Sporting landscape.
Internationally, handball is one of the most popular team sports with 27 million registered players (approx.). The Men's Handball Euro 2020 Championship was watched by an audience of 1.1bn globally.
The game is fast, action packed, high scoring and a great workout for the mind and body. It is also fantastic for teaching children physical literacy. As catching, running, throwing and jumping are the essence of the game, it is perfect for teaching key physical skills. It is also brilliantly accessible and with limited equipment needed, easy to set up and go!
At the SHA, we believe handball has a exciting future in Scotland, and is a sport which could become a core team sport offering at a Primary and Secondary school level. After the COVID-19 pandemic our sport has grown leaps and bounds in the education sector. Due the incredible demand, we approximate we will upskill 1,800 Scottish student sports leaders and teachers with the basics of handball across 2021 & 2022. From this we expect the participation in our School National and Regional Competitions to increase dramatically.
Furthermore we have been working hard to increase our digital presence. We have massively increased our digital media following across 2020-21, including 218% increase in Instagram followers and 419% on LinkedIn. We have an organic following of over 3.7k (mainly 18-25 year olds) and our content is regularly shared by large international sporting bodies of over 40k followers.
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Primary & Secondary National Finals
Following Regional Qualifiers, we host a range of Primary and Secondary School National Finals annually at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre. Across the competitions we expect around 30 schools and approx. 400 children to attend. These competitions encourage children to stay healthy by taking part in physical activity and having fun along the way!
SHA Scottish Cup
Men's & Women's Senior teams as well as Junior teams from across Scotland come together to compete in the annual Scottish Handball Cup Competition. The Scottish Cup Finals weekend will be on the 14th & 15th of May 2022. This event will be hosted at our partner venue Oriam, Scotland's Sports Performace Centre and can attract crowds of up to 500.
The British Playoffs is a two-day event which showcases the best of the handball in the UK. In conjunction with the British Handball Association, Oriam, Scotland's Sports Performance Centre, will host the spectaculor event for the next three years!
The top two placed male teams and the top two female teams from the Scottish National Handball Leagues and English Premier Leagues compete for the title of British Champions. The top three placed teams from the British Playoffs event will also earn themselves a spot in the EHF European Cup. The dates of the British Handball Playoffs 2022 will be 21st & 22nd of May 2022 and streamed on BBC Sport
SHA Awards 2022
This is a brand new event for the SHA. We look to celebrate the past season's achievements and committment from our fantastic volunteers.
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