Thursday, 23 August 2012
The Hull Handball League 1958-62 (part 1)
The British Handball Association was founded in Liverpool in 1967, however, a decade before this records show that a handball league had been recognised by the IHF in Britain. A small history lesson published in Handball News around 1980 (see below) shows an extract from the IHF handbook page 123 of September 1960 listing the existence of a handball league being played in Hull in 1960. The contact is Dr L M Seewald who had introduced handball to Hull during 1958, Dr Seewald was also the author of the 24 page book 'Continental Handball: Official international rules' which was also published in 1958.
Extract from the International Handball Federation handbook September 1960 which appeared in Handball News from around 1980.