Handballers return from New Caledonia

Thursday June 21, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports
The Cook Islands U20 team went down 42-5 against a strong New Caledonian team. PHOTO: Jun Tanlayco. The Cook Islands U20 team went down 42-5 against a strong New Caledonian team. PHOTO: Jun Tanlayco.

Two teams recently represented the Cook Islands at the 2018 International Handball Federation Trophy Oceania, held in Noumea, New Caledonia.

Although both teams placed last in their respective divisions, head coach Chris Denny says he is “determined to improve, to ensure we can be as skilled as these other countries next time”.

The junior team lost all five of their games, as did the seniors. However, Denny says both teams “earned the respect of the other nations”.

“We never gave in and improved immensely in this tournament.”

Australia placed first in the junior division and New Zealand won the youth division.

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