Carshalton Boys Sports College is pleased to continue and expand its Handball Academy Programme and links with the England Handball Association (EHA) and Carshalton Titans Handball Club. The programme provides the opportunity for sixth form students to participate in a handball development programme whist following a full time Level 3 academic programme of study.
Coaches from the EHA and Carshalton Titans will be resident at the school and will be responsible for delivering a handball development programme; involving tactical, technical, psychological and physical attributes which will lead young people to gain valuable handball experience along with leadership and coaching opportunities.
The programme looks to challenge players’ handball ability by competing at the highest level. Athletes on the programme will have the chance to develop and represent the school as well as Carshalton Titans U18 team who compete in both the National League and National Cup competitions.
Key benefits of the handball academy programme include:
- Access to high quality coaching from national team coaches.
- Branded match and training kit
- Opportunities to go on trips abroad to visit professional handball clubs/competitions.
- Opportunities to gain a place on the EHA AASE apprenticeship programme.
- Opportunities to undergo EHA Coach and Referee qualifications.
- Opportunities to gain coaching experience with youth teams/local schools.
- Extra training and competition with Carshalton Titans in EHA Championship.
- Opportunities for work experience and volunteering with Crystal Palace FC Foundation
- Potential employment opportunities
The education programme offered at Carshalton Boys Sports College will enable players to study a full programme of A-Level or BTEC courses offered at the centre. Players are not restricted in their course selections however they must meet the individual entry requirements of each subject area. Potential players are actively encouraged to visit the school and discuss future career plans to ensure students receive the right information, advice and guidance for their potential career pathways.
Graduates of the programme have gone on to represent England and Great Britain at U18 and U19 level as well as gaining scholarships to handball academies in Denmark and Portugal.
Anyone interested in registering for the programme needs to complete a Carshalton Boys Sixth Form application as well as an expression of interest form for the handball academy.
In conjunction with the academy, the EHA also run an AASE programme where students can gain an NVQ Level 3 in handball. More information can be found by clicking here.