A widely-acclaimed initiative to introduce girls to the sport of handball is being successfully rolled out into Derbyshire.
Cameron Homes, which opened a new regional office in Castle Donington recently and is developing a range of properties in the East Midlands, is providing a record-breaking £45,000 in sponsorship to boost handball provision for girls in central England.
The programme has been delivered into 16 schools across the region in the last two years with great results, identifying several talented players who are now part of an elite programme, whilst engaging many others in the sport.
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Ashbourne is the first in the area to take up the invitation from Cameron to be part of the initiative, which includes curriculum support from top coaches, provision of equipment, the organisation of games and professional development for staff.
Katie Senior, one of the heads of PE at the school, commented: Around 350 girls took part in the three-day sessions. They really enjoyed learning a new sport and are very keen to include handball in our PE curriculum.
“There have also been several requests for a lunch time club so a big thank you to Cameron Homes and we can’t wait to use our new equipment!”
Nenad Popovic of the England Handball Association, who is running the training sessions, commented: “Through the funding provided by Cameron Homes we hope to improve the opportunities available for girls and continue to build on the growing numbers engaging in the sport since the start of the programme.”
Worldwide handball is one of the most popular participation sports for females.
Further information please contact Nenad Popovic at Scoreuk@gmail.com