Loreto College hosts successful Handball blitz

The Loreto College Handball Team, winners of the Year 11 Handball Blitz hosted by Loreto College, with Gary Fowler, Coleraine Borough Council Active Community Coach.

The Loreto College Handball Team, winners of the Year 11 Handball Blitz hosted by Loreto College, with Gary Fowler, Coleraine Borough Council Active Community Coach.

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A very successful Handball Blitz was held in Loreto College Coleraine on Thursday 3rd April, with teams from Coleraine College, North Coast Integrated College and St Joseph’s College joining their hosts for competitive games contested by Year 11 students.

In the Year 11 Girls’ tournament, the hosts had a very successful day, recording a clean sweep of victories over their neighbouring teams. Loreto defeated Coleraine College 6-2, North Coast Integrated College 10-6 and St Joseph’s College 8-4.

The students from all four schools had been practising during their PE lessons with coach Gary Fowler, who is Coleraine Borough Council’s ‘Active Community Coach’. This blitz was the ‘finale’ of a term of coaching and practice.

On the day, a boys’ team (also comprising Year 11 students) was also put together, which competed against a mixed team from Coleraine College after only one session of training.

Mrs Maureen McCullough, Head of Physical Education at Loreto College, paid tribute to all the Year 11 students who took part in the Handball Blitz for their enthusiasm and energy, as well as for their commitment and spirit in representing the school with such distinction in a sport which was relatively new to them in recent times.