Australian Handball Federation

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Australian Handball Federation
AHF
Australian Handball Federation logo.jpg
Sport Handball
Jurisdiction Australia
Founded 1985 (1985)
Affiliation IHF
Affiliation date 1988
Regional affiliation OCHF
Affiliation date 1992
Headquarters Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales
President Alex Gavrilovic
Other key staff Bronwyn Thompson (Secretary General)
Official website
www.handballaustralia.org.au
Australia

The Australian Handball Federation (AHF) is the governing body for the sport of handball in Australia.

History[edit]

The body was founded in 1985. In 1988, the body became the 100th member of the International Handball Federation.[1]

State Members[edit]

Code State Federation/Association
ACT Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory Handball Association
NSW New South Wales New South Wales Handball Association
NT Northern Territory Northern Territory Handball Association
QLD Queensland Queensland Handball Association
SA South Australia Handball South Australian
TAS Tasmania Tasmanian Handball League
VIC Victoria (Australia) Handball Federation of Victoria
WA Western Australia Handball Western Australian

National Teams[edit]

Australian teams world rankings[2]
Team Rank Points Reference
Overall 39 48 Reference
Men 35 7 Reference
Women 32 7 Reference
Men U21 No ranking - Reference
Women U21 45 3 Reference
Men U18 31 3 Reference
Women U18 No ranking - Reference
Men Beach 16 3 Reference
Women Beach 16 5 Reference
Men Olympic 29 4 Reference
Women Olympic 25 6 Reference
rankings as of October, 2014

The national team coach is Jan Ottosen[3]

The Australian Men's Indoor team have qualified for seven IHF World Men's Handball Championship's, have won five Oceania Handball Nations Cup's and participated at the Sydney Olympic Games.

The Australian Women's Indoor team have qualified for seven IHF World Women's Handball Championship's and won six Oceania Handball Nations Cup's and participated at the Sydney Olympic Games.[4]

Both the Men's and Women's National Beach Handball teams have participated at three Beach Handball World Championships and one World Games.[5]

At a Junior level Australia has qualified for the IHF Women's Junior World Championship, IHF Men's Youth World Championship and Youth Olympic Games. In 2013, the Men & Women Under 21 were invited to the 2013 Continental Challenge Trophy in Mexico.[6] Niether team won a game.

Main pages[edit]

National Championships[edit]

The National championships involve all state and territory federations. Main article Australian National Handball Championship

Australia also has a national club championship. The winner of this goes to the Oceania Handball Champions Cup. Main article Australian Handball Club Championship

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One Man's Journey". Australian Handball Federation. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.ihf.info/TheGame/RankingTable/tabid/98/Default.aspx?month=7&year=2010&teamCatID=1
  3. ^ http://taipramadani.net/jan-ottosen-named-national%20team%20coach AHF Page. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014
  4. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/countries/AUS/summer/2000/HAN/ Australian Handball team - Sydney 2000. Retrieved 17 Oct 2014
  5. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/countries/AUS/summer/2000/HAN/ Australian Handball team - Sydney 2000. Retrieved 17 Oct 2014
  6. ^ http://taipramadani.net/ihf-challenge-trophy-2013 IHF Continental Challenge Trophy. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014

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