Hand the Ball - Kenya hosts Danish handball professionals

Hand the Ball - Kenya hosts Danish handball professionals

Hand the Ball - Kenya hosts Danish handball professionals

Hand the Ball workshop

Hand the Ball - Kenya (HtB-K), formerly Jericho Youth Sports Association (JYSA), played host to Lasse Boesen and Ole Andersen two international handball professionals from Denmark who conducted a two-day handball clinic to handball instructors drawn from 12 slum centers around Nairobi County in a new initiative called Hand the Ball.

The workshop that took place on Monday and Tuesday at Hotel Harlequin, Ngong road was meant to expose the trainers to the new concept of hand the ball. Hand the ball is a non competitive form of handball where the individuals involved play around with a specially designed ball but with the aim of having fun rather than competition.

Peter Mwathi the technical director of Hand the Ball – Kenya explained that the initiative could be used to foster peace especially in volatile areas, “the main aim of the game is to have fun and not competition therefore it may be used to counter such things as tribalism, idleness which we know might lead the youth to other vices and so on.”

The aim of Hand the Ball – Kenya is to spread the concept throughout Kenya and if possible the rest of Africa, “the initiative is the first of its kind in Africa and the only other place is Denmark where it originated so we shall be looking at spreading it far and wide not only in Kenya but the other countries too.” Mwathi explained.

Lasse Boesen one of the founding members of Hand the Ball is a former Denmark international player and is also the founder of Street Handball while Ole Andersen used to coach a ladies team in the Danish Handball League

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