The participation of women in Olympic handball has been a constant presence within the Irish Olympic Handball Association. However, it never benefited of a dedicated and specifically designed development project. The recent availability of qualified volunteers and a change in the international youth competitions structure created an unprecedented good opportunity to start a development project dedicated to women in Handball
Womens Irish Squad session - prep for competition
Below are some promotional videos highlighting some of the best female team handball players in the World.
At the age of 25, Danish playmaker and left back Stine Jørgensen has developed into a complete player and is likely to play a key role in the Danish Team.
Efficient and creative the Netherlands' playmaker Nycke Groot is the brain behind the Dutch national team. She has led the team to two consecutive EHF EUROs and to silver at the World Championship 2015. Will there be another medal beckoning when the team takes to the court at the EHF EURO 2016 in Sweden?
Despite some serious injuries she suffered from and a range of troubles different clubs she played for had in the past, Allison Pineau has always been one of her teams’ major assets and is one of France's key players.
Caroline Nerbas is an Olympic Handball athlete playing for almost 20 years. Graduated in 2016 in Brazil and holding a post-graduation in Sports Management, Caroline has experience not only with sports but also in administrative roles. Caroline teaches Olympic Handball in after school programmes, and assists on public projects in the development of Olympic Handball .
As Women in Sport Development Officer with the Irish Olympic Handball Association Caroline's missionis to develop the sport in Ireland with a focus on the Women in Sport project.