October 21, 2016- Basseterre, St. Kitts – Handball is fast becoming a popular sport in the Caribbean and in St. Kitts-Nevis in particular. A delegation comprising 25 players and 5 officials is currently in Guadeloupe for its inaugural appearance at the International Handball Federation (IHF) Trophy Caribbean Zone Tournament thanks to the assistance of the International Handball Association (IHA) and the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC). The 2016 competition which started on Tuesday October 18th to 22nd fields eight countries compared to three that participated in last year’s. Other new comers include French Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti who will be joining Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe in both the men’s and women’s competitions.
The St. Kitts-Nevis males, competing in Zone B with Martinique, Dominica and Trinidad & Tobago has made history by advancing to the Semi Finals in their first regional tournament while the females who were in Group C with Martinique, French Guyana and Barbados placed 5th out of seven teams.