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Date: 12/4/2014

 New Zealand will organize the IHF Trophy for Oceania for the first time, and it will the biggest of all IHF Trophies in the region so far. 9 teams in men’s competition and 7 in women’s will compete over a week-long tournament to secure a spot on the IHF Trophy InterContinental Phase which will take place in 2015.

 The national teams of Papua New Guinea as well as American Samoa, the associate member of the IHF Tahiti as well as the regional member New Caledonia, will have their first time participation on an international event under the auspicies od the International Handball Federation since joining the IHF on its Congress in Doha in October 2013.

 This is the third edition of the IHF Trophy for Oceania, the previous two taking place in Australia and Samoa. Australia managed to win the two Events in both men’s and women’s Competition and will start the Event in New Zealand as a main contender for a spot on the Inter Continental Phase.

 The International Handball Federation in order to further develop and promote handball in the region will organize courses for coaches and referees simoultaneous to the Competition. Mr. Frantisek Taborsky (CZE) will be heading the course for coaches, while Mr. Roger Xhonneux  (BEL) will in charge of the course for referees.

 Given the number of participants, the Event will be played on 3 courts and full match schedule can be found on following link: