The University of York Handball Club will have the pleasure of making their Roses bow this year. The club has been going from strength to strength this year, after a quiet 2013, and will be one of a handful of new sports to make their debut in Lancaster.
Chrysanthi Stefanou, who is President of the York Handball Club, exclusively told Vision: “It’s the first time there will be handball in Roses so we will play for no points, but from next year we will have the chance to earn some points for our uni.”
“Even though we only have a couple of experienced players we’ve seen so much improvement from our beginners so we are really looking forward to playing as a team! We only had one friendly game this year against Leeds University, since we are a new team, which we won 37-27 and since then our players are excited about Roses after seeing what they can do. We were really proud of them after that game.
“We’ve been working so hard the whole year because most of our players are beginners so we really hope that everything pays off at roses hoping to attract more people to try for next year this amazing sport!” York are sending two handball teams to Lancaster, with both sides taking to the stage early on Sunday morning. Despite being off the beaten track, the teams are expecting to draw strong crowds on Sunday.