After Newquay’s impressive display against Bath in the season opener, the team is buzzing and ready for the first home game against Bristol on Sunday 10th, 1.30pm at Bodmin Dragon Centre.
Delivering a new sport to Cornwall
Despite Handball being a popular team sport since the 19th Century, England has been slow to embrace this fast, all action sport. This is at least partially due to a dire lack of facilities. Pre NHC, Cornwall in particular had not seen Handball in any form other than the odd school PE lesson.
Newqauay Handball Club has inspired the dawning of Handball in Cornwall, making this weekend’s inaugural home game extra special. It’s taken a year of hard work, begging borrowing and stealing equipment, there has been a mountain to climb in bringing this sport to the county. The upcoming game is a real milestone for NHC and Handball in Cornwall.
Entering the second tier of English Handball
After a mini friendly tournament, two friendly games and a Beach Handball tournament, NHC took the giant leap into competitive Handball leagues. Joining the South & West Development league, the second tier of competition in England, is a massive step up for the club.
The worry was that experienced teams like Bath would simply turn Newquay over, however quite the opposite proved true. NHC put up an incredible fight and a top notch performance against the reigning league champions. This was without the services of two key players, David Santos and Adolf Botar, both are ready for action against Bristol.
Expectations are high
With an even stronger squad, and after the performance against Bath, there is much expectation for the first home game. However NHC are under no illusions; they are still underdogs. Bristol are a well established team, coming second last year having won the league on multiple occasions previously.
Since the Bath encounter training has elevated to a higher level, faster more effective and more intense. The players, the coach, the press and the fans are hungry to see Newquay record their first win in their foremost home game. Bring it on.