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Handball officially launched in Rewa

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, June 28, 2014

THE sport of handball was officially launched yesterday in an introduction session at the Burebasaga grounds.

A statement from Fiji National Sports Commission development manager Giles Smith said it was a sport that many who played rugby, touch rugby, volleyball, futsal, hockey, basketball, netball could relate to and quickly adapt to.

He said handball was a team sport where two teams of seven players each — six outfield and a goalkeeper; passed a ball to throw into the goal of their opponent.

"A standard match consists of two periods of 30-minutes and the team that scores the most goals wins," he said.

"Many in Fiji can relate to the sport when it was played at the last Olympic Games in London 2012 and the fact that it is an Olympic Sport, and athletes in Fiji have natural talent, it could very well be a popular sport in the country alongside rugby, football, volleyball etc.

"It is also considered an emerging sport for women, at present in the only team sport Fiji could realistically take part in at the next Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 is rugby 7s."








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