2017 Board Elected at ACT Handball’s AGM

ACT Handball hosted its annual general meeting earlier this week. We welcome our returning board members as well as our new ones.

A big thank you goes out to those board members who are stepping down from their roles, in particular president Hannah Mouncey. Thank you for your dedication to the sport and the club over the past few years.

Our 2017 Board is as follows:

President: Taip Ramadani

Vice President: Belinda Doherty

Treasurer: Cindy Cleary

Secretary: Freya Brent

General committee members: Karl Warrener, Jess Cleary, Kayla Zissler and Hollie Williams.

We wish our new board all the best for the coming year.

Euros Snatch Pre-season Victory from UC

Round one of the 2017 Pre-season games kicked off with an absolute nail biter. The game went right down to the wire with the UC going down by 1 point to the Euro Mixers.

UC came out firing early and looked unbeatable with screamers dropping from absolutely everywhere. However, the Euros stuck in there and brought the game back to chase by one at half time.

The start of the second half was a different game. UC looked tired and the Euros took advantage, taking 3 easy goals to UC’S Zero. The game went right down to the wire with UC taking possession in the final seconds. However the opportunity went begging, as sloppy ball play lead to a turnover. Simple mistakes were an issue for the UC throughout the entire second half.

Enter James Plowman, a well-loved UC student and athlete, known to like the high life. Plowman has managed to turn his life around in recent months stating “it was time to grow up… my off-field behavior was starting to affect my game”. Plowman came out and produced possibly one of the best performances of his career. Easy to say he was the sole reason UC was still in the fight after a poor second half.

Brent Irvine – ACT Game Reporter

UC Handball signs Brent Irvine

The University of Canberra has recently signed Brent Irvine on a two-year contract after returning from Canada.

Brent was once considered a talented young handball player. He is a Canberra local so proud to be playing in is hometown competition.

Sam Cook the UC manager had this to say “Signing Irvine was a great sign of confidence in the coaching staff we have here at the UC. He has looked quite good since returning from injury, scoring a couple of bangers last week. We think he will be a valuable asset to the team”.

More to come