Australia women's national beach handball team

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Australian Beach Handball
Australian Handball Federation logo.jpg
Full name Aussie Beach Gliders
Sport Beach Handball
Colors Gold and Green
Head coach Boris Mensing

The Australia women's national beach handball team, also known as the Aussie Beach Gliders is the national team of Australia. It is governed by the Australian Handball Federation and takes part in international beach handball competitions.

The Women's Australian team just finished the Beach Handball World Championships 2016 in Hungary securing the best result ever achieved with an 8th position and a total of 5 victories.

Thanks to the World Championship results, Australia has been selected to participate in the world games 2017 in Poland.

2016 Squad[edit]

  • Head Coach : Boris Mensing
  • Assistant Coach : Dave Hudson
  • Team Manager : Rikke Petersen

Selected Team for the World Championships 2016:

Birte Biehler, Daniela Borelli Dos Santos (Vice Captain),Mélanie Charles,Heather Cooper, Allira Hudson-Gofers, Madeleine McAfee,Aminta Thomas, Vanja Smiljanic (Captain), Aline Viana,Kayla Zissler.

Reserve : Manon Vernay, Tanya Beth

Selected team for Oceania Qualifiers 2016 :

Players : Tanya Beth (QLD), Birte Biehler (SA), Daniela Borelli Dos Santos (NSW), Rosalie Boyd (QLD),Heather Cooper (QLD),Emma Guignard (NSW),Allira Hudson-Gofers (NSW),Madeleine McAfee (QLD),Vanja Smiljanic (VIC),Aline Viana (NSW)

Reserve: Aminta Thomas (NSW),Amy Beth (QLD).

Full Squad for 2016:

Amy Beth (QLD), Tanya Beth (QLD),Birte Biehler (SA), Daniela Borelli Dos Santos (NSW), Rosalie Boyd (QLD),Mélanie Charles (WA),Heather Cooper (QLD),Cate Dayman (SA), Emma Guignard (NSW), Allira Hudson-Gofers (NSW), Madeleine McAfee (QLD), Ana Medjed (VIC),Aminta Thomas (NSW), Vanja Smiljanic (VIC), Manon Vernay (VIC), Aline Viana (NSW),Kayla Zissler (ACT).


World Championships[edit]

Year Position
Egypt 2004 Did not participate
Brazil 2006
Spain 2008
Turkey 2010
Oman 2012 8th place
Brazil 2014 12th place
Hungary 2016 8th place
Total 3/7

World Games[edit]

Year Position
Japan 2001 Did not Qualify
Germany 2005
Taiwan 2009
Colombia 2013 7th
Total 1/4

Oceania Championship[edit]

Year Position
Australia 2013 1st
Australia 2016 1st
Total 2/2