Presentation of winter apparel presented to the sknhandball u17 youth team. (L-R)Clem Clarke, Cadence Stanley: vice Captain, Kizyvor Jeffers: Captain, Keith Musgrave.

Nationals living in Canada visited the St. Kitts and Nevis National Female U17 Handball Team. Mr. Clem Clarke of Burdon St. Basseterre, Mr. Musgrave and Mr. Greenaway were among the welcoming party. Mr. Clarke spoke to the team about overcoming adversity and staying true to your passions. He commended the girls on their commitment to the sport of Handball and the great opportunities ahead.

Mr. Musgrave challenged the team to invite others youngsters to join them in the history making endeavor that is Handball in St. Kitts and Nevis. His advice, along with Mr. Clarkes were very well received by the young ladies and ignited further courage to combat the first time jitters of competing on an International stage for their Federation.

Greenaway’s visit to the team came with words of encouragement to the young Handballers and also brought winter jackets, coats and sweaters to help ward off the October chill. They were shown a few tips and tricks to help manage the new weather conditions for these firs-timers.

Within the past year, the St. Kitts and Nevis National Handball Teams traveled to compete in various tournaments. #sknhandball #welovethisgame

Group A Handball Teams include:

St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN), Marinique (MTQ)-, Guadalupe (GLP), and The United States of America (USA).

Group B Handball Teams include:

Mexico (MEX), Canada (CAN) and Puerto Rico (PUR). St Kitts and Nevis participated in the International Handball Federation games in Guadeloupe in 2016.

What is Handball?

Handball or Team Handball is the fastest growing Olympic Team Sport in the world. Handball is a combination of Basketball, Soccer and Netball. Olympic handball is played indoors, on a court about the size of two basketball courts (handball court size is 40 by 20 metres or 131 by 66 ft).  The goal on either end is 9 feet wide by 6 1/2 feet high.  The object of handball is to score more goals than the other team.
Usually, the players pass the ball to move it down the court. You can can dribble the handball. You cannot double-dribble or take more than three steps with the handball ball. There is a penalty for holding the ball for more than three seconds. There is a penalty for the team not making an attempt to score within an amount of time determined by the official. For more detailed rules about handball (click here)