Earlier this month the New Zealand Men’s team played in their first major handball tournament, the 2018 Asian Men’s Championship. Joining me to talk about handball in New Zealand was one of the team captains, Karl Fitzpatrick, and the team’s leading goal scorer, Aston Lang.
We discuss their performance at the tournament, how handball is organized in New Zealand, how they felt about playing in Asia (vice Oceania), and, of course, the Haka. The interview took place prior to their final match vs Bangladesh, so if you want to check out how they did in this final effort the video is available below as are a couple of links to topics that were discussed.
- New Zealand Handball Federation Website: Link
- New Zealand Handball Federation on Facebook: Link
- Asian Handball Championships (Wikipedia): Link
- Podcast on Aarhus Academy (The Handball Academy Aston attended): Link
- Haka (Wikipedia): Link
- Video (Full Match) (13th Place Match) New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Link
– Fitzpatrick is #8; Lang is #24
– The Haka can be viewed at the 5:00 minute mark
- Video (Highlights) (13th Place Match) New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Link
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Well, the European Men’s Championships were truly a tour de force for handball fans with every match readily available live and on demand. It was truly awesome to see a couple of great handball matches almost every day for 16 days, but alas, it’s over. Fortunately, as I discussed with ehfTV’s Tom O’Brannigan there’s more handball to watch through May with the EHF Champions League starting back up. And, in my opinion, it’s actually the best handball in the world to watch on a regular basis.
And, the Champions league starts back up with a bang on Tuesday, 7 February, with Kiel playing hosting to Veszprem. Will that big match up be readily available for viewing or will it be geoblocked for mysterious unknown reasons?
Honestly, I can’t say and honestly I just don’t worry about that much anymore…
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