European Handball Challenge Cup: Handball ‘not a forgotten sport’

European Handball Challenge Cup Round Two
Venue: Medway Park, Gillingham Dates: 13-14 October
Coverage: Saturday, 13 October from 17:20-19:30 BST on the BBC Sport website and app, connected TV

British handball’s biggest problem is finding venues to play in rather than a lack of funding, according to the coach of one of its leading teams.

Miguel Puig Garcia’s London GD will face Scottish side Livingston in the European Challenge Cup this weekend.

British handball has had little UK Sport funding since the 2012 Olympics.

“It’s not a forgotten sport – but there are only three, maybe four, venues in London that can host a game,” Puig Garcia told BBC Sport.

“We are really struggling to find venues to train and organise games in,” said Puig Garcia.

“We’ve managed to get some help with training fees from Greenwich Leisure but we don’t make that much money.

“Obviously we can’t just build a venue from scratch – that would cost millions.”


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