Beach handball is a relatively new discipline of the sport and even newer in Australia. Our teams are progressively building their skills internationally. Prior to this event the women had placed 8th and the guys 11th. So 6th place is a positive outcome, though initially bittersweet for the teams who both faced nations they’d beaten earlier in the event in the 5-6 place playoff with different outcomes this time.
The Australian Men’s and Women’s teams participated as the Oceania representatives at The World Games in Poland between July 26-29.