The St Kitts and Nevis Under-17 National Handball Team Left Barbados on Sunday afternoon for Canada. They will compete in the Youth and Junior Women’s North American and Caribbean – IHF Trophy.

The Youth participated in exhibition matches at the Wildey Gymnasium in Barbados against Dominica and Barbados.

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They received an overwhelming amount of encouragement and well-wishes. Handball is the fastest growing team sort in North America and the Caribbean. Handball was the second most spectated sported at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Handball Youth Females and two officials have arrive in Toronto this morning. Their final stop will be Montreal where their heir first match against Guadeloupe at 4 pm on Tuesday (October 15).
The St Kitts and Nevis Handball Youth Girls are placed in Group A. #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.

St. Kitts and Nevis Under-17 National Handball Female Team in Barbados at the Garfield Sobers Monument.
St. Kitts and Nevis Under-17 National Handball Female Team in Barbados at the Garfield Sobers Monument.

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)