What is it? HK GIANTS Handball Club– formerly known as Akita – was created in 2008 by a group of expats who wanted to enjoy handball in Hong Kong at a social level.
But in 2011, the club was officially restructured with the aim to be a top club. And it has become the only one in Hong Kong where foreigners and locals mix, with players equally split between the two groups. The club plays in the first division of Hong Kong and now has two teams, a men’s team and a women’s team. They both compete in the Hong Kong leagues. Aside from offering competitive and challenging handball games, the club also organizes social events like beach days, hiking, nights out, trips abroad, and more.
According to HK GIANTS coach Joakim Cimmerbeck, the Club welcomes all levels and ages with little or no knowledge of the sport.Handball is an intensive sport, and requires a lots of discipline. Yet it’s relatively an easy sport to play, and anyone willing to learn something new can do it. Handball is very much a team sport. Teams encourage strong interpersonal dynamics, and a big sense of community off the court.
How often do you train? Training is usually held twice a week. The day, location, and time may vary depending on the court’s availability, and in most cases, the court is outdoor so the weather plays a factor.
How much? Membership for the 2018-2019 season is HK$700, which includes the playing kit (2 jerseys, 1 shorts), 1 polo, and the playing license registration. This membership also allows you access to all other events.
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