On Sunday, the 16th June started the official inaugural “The Horn von Triebsch” competition between the Vikings Handball Club and the Fruit Flies Handball Club.
The Trophy was donated by the Ireland family and established to celebrate the friendly rivalry between the Vikings and Fruit Flies. The trophy is named after Daniel Triebsch for his contribution in developing players on both teams over the last 8 years, especially given that all four Ireland siblings and the Irland clan mother (Sue) played for the Vikings.
Earlier in 2019, Luke Ireland and Jack Gallagher, two Vikings cornerstones in recent years decided to not just talking about growing Handball and actually doing it by founding a new Wellington-based club called Fruitflies Handball Club. As part of this new club, the Fruitflies team convinced some new players as well as some semi-retired players to join forces and to go on a new exciting journey together.
While the Vikings are sad to let Luke, Jack and the others go, as a club we are all about growing Handball and developing players, and the Fruitflies project is an instrumental step forward.
The game between the Vikings Danes and the Northern Aguilas this Sunday has been postponed to the 26th of August.
The Wellington Handball League has granted a request by the Northern Aguilas, given that 5 of their players are in the NZ Beach National Team, that is currently on their way to Russia for the upcoming Beach Handball World Championships.
Good Luck for the NZ Beach Boys!!!
The men game between the Vikings Norse and the Spartanz is happening as scheduled, as well as the women game Vikings vs Spartanz.
Amelie and Siri are going home
We also are sad to announce that two of our women players, Amelie and Siri, had to say goodbye. Both players joined the Vikings women team in July 2017 and since then shown great commitment and skills, while adding immensely to the success of the Vikings women team and the Vikings team culture overall.
We wish both players all the best back in their home countries and they both will be missed!!
Good Luck and safe travels – Amelie and Siri.
First we needed a while to get our new playing kit sorted and printed, then we needed another while to get the majority of the teams together and finally here are the latest team pics.
Vikings HC – Women
Back row (left to right): Nina Stollberg (10), Siri Kolbeinsen (15), Michael Jensen (1), Laura Albiston (4), Madeleine Hazelton (5), Bridget Ireland (8), Daniel Triebsch (Coach) Front row (left to right): Hannah Chapman (7), Amelie Krewel (9), Paris Tuimaseve-Fox (16), Taye Lewis (17) Missing: Julia Kanning, Hannah Koeck, Te Mapihi Tutua-Nathan, Marie Rusch, Malin Suler
Vikings HC Norse – Men
Back row (left to right): Nicolas Piveteau (2), Samuel Keegan (10), Rakesh Kumar (5), PJ Garner (4), Daniel Triebsch (6) Front row (left to right): Pierre Tellier (19), Wagner Ishikawa (3), Cassius Papera (12), James Weston (18), Miguel Aizpuru (20), Michael McKay (14) Missing: Emmanuel Nagoor (9)
Vikings HC Danes – Men
Back row (left to right): Jack Gallagher (4), Todd Anderson (3), Luke Ireland (8), Angus Hazelton (21), Alexander Bickers (17) Front row (left to right): Paul Ireland (16), Loan Valton (1), Harry Ireland (5) Missing: Josh Petersen (19), Petr Holic (1), Riley Grice, Thomas Scott, Angus Stallman, Lachlan Harrison, Tim Rowe
Congratulations to all Vikings players (women and men) who were selected for the Age group Wellington Rep teams who are going to compete at the Australian Junior National Champs at the Gold Coast (Runaway Bay) in late July 2016.
Vikings women in Wellington U18: Bridget Ireland, Georgia Bell, Hannah Chapman, Hannah O’Connor, Josie Dixon, Laura Albiston, Sasha Gray, Tahndae Wyatt, Tamara Baker, Te Mapihi Tutua-Nathan
Vikings men in Wellington U 18: Angus Hazelton, Jared Peterson, Paul Ireland, Riley Grice, Thomas Scott
Vikings men in New Zealand u21: Emmanuel Nagoor, Jack Gallagher, Josh Peterson, Luke Ireland
Former Vikings players also selected: Harry Ireland