In only two weeks, the NZHF will participate at a new version of the IHF Trophy, also functioning as the Oceania Junior and Youth Championships, played in New Caledonia.
Between the 10th and the 15th of June, various Oceania teams will play for the Oceania Championships. The winner will qualify for the IHF Trophy World final but also for the Youth World Championships or respectively the Junior World Championships.
The New Zealand Handball Federation has recently announced the teams, and we are proud that a few Vikings players have successfully trialled and made the team.
NZ U20 team (Coach Luke Ireland)
- Alexander Bickers
- Riley Grice
- Jared Petersen
- Cassius Papera-Lewin
- Patrick John Garner
NZ U18 team (Assistant Coach Jack Gallagher)
- Paul Ireland
- Angus Hazelton
- Miguel Aizpuru
- William O’Connor
The NZHF has also nominated two Vikings club members as the official NZ Referee pair
- Madeleine Hazelton
- Isabella Anastasiou
Congratulations to everyone and good luck for all of you at the tournament. Make us proud!