the recent Annual General Meeting, Paul Smith was re-elected unopposed
to the position of President. This is now Paulís third term as
President. Mark Dawson [of Queensland Team Handball Association] was
elected as Director.
were a number of significant decisions made at the AGM aimed at raising
the profile of handball, stimulating greater participation in the sport
and developing further the skills of players and officials. Briefly the
Board voted for the following:
the change of name to Handball
Australia. This avoids the confusion overseas with the acronym AHF
being construed as Asian Handball Federation ;
the change of logo to a design reflecting better the
dynamic sport [now used on the website];
the approval of the new sponsorship arrangement with Joma
which will provide playing uniforms to all national teams; and
the formal expression of appreciation to Stephen Harbort
for many years of service to handball.
outcomes of discussion during the Planning Workshop which followed the
AGM will be disseminated in due course.