New York City Team Handball and TR Travel Team, a German travel agency, staged the 2nd Annual Big Apple Handball Tournament last weekend in New York City. Four recreational clubs from Germany and two NYC THC clubs played a mini tournament over two days and two teams consisting of current and retired players played an All-Star Game, Sunday at the Riverbank Park Complex.
A year ago, I wrote about last year’s modest event and speculated as to whether it will lead to bigger and better things. Judging by the reports and the video (see below) taken by a German TV station it clearly has. The gym, still modest by U.S. standards, was much larger than last year’s allowing for reportedly around a 1,000 fans to watch. The event was also broadcast on Eurosport to 59 countries around the world. Here’s hoping that this event continues to grow and attracts an even wider audience. Who knows: Today: Riverbank Park; Tomorrow- Madison Square Garden.
THN (5 Jan 10): Big Apple Tournament: A modest event that will lead to bigger and better things?
VIDEO: RTL-Hessen: German Handball in New York
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NYC THC Website: German All-Stars Beat World All-Stars