Mark Hawkins

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Mark Hawkins (born 28 December 1985) is a British handball coach, currently head coach of Norwegian club IK Våg.[1] He was born in Horsham, West Sussex.[2] At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the Great Britain men's national handball team in the men's tournament.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Hawkins took up handball after deciding he was too short to play basketball.[4] At club level, he played in Iceland with Ungmennafélagið Afturelding at the time of his Olympic selection.[5] From 2014 to 2016, he played for Ruislip Eagles.[6]

He represented Britain at the 2012 Olympics as well as in Euro qualifying, scoring against Italy.[7] As of 2016, he had scored 135 goals in 60 matches at international level.[8]

Coaching[edit]

Hawkins coached Britain's teams at youth level and eventually took the role of under 20 coach, as well as assistant manager for China women's team.[9]

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