Newcastle Vikings HC introduces handball to local cricket club and demonstrate the sport to customers at Tesco Extra (and now they are introducing Walking Handball)
Handball in England is growing, but still relatively unknown here, so for the sport and the clubs to raise the profile and grow they have to develop partnerships and be innovative.
Newcastle Vikings HC is a dynamic club which is one of the clubs supported by Svend Elkjaer of SMN as part of England Handball’s club support programme.
They have just run two enterprising initiatives, one with cricket and one with Tesco Extra
All Stars Cricket is a programme run by the ECB to provide boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing the children with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket while making friends in a safe and enjoyable.
As throving a ball is part of both cricket and handball the great people at Newcastle Vikings decided to showcase their sport to local All Star participants.
Svend knows Russell Perry, Chair of Northumberlanmd Cricket Board and who is also involved local, dynamic cricket club, Corbridge CC.