60 D Licences awarded in Australia

20 Mar. 2024

60 D Licences awarded in Australia

60 new IHF D Licences were awarded at a 100% success rate for participants in three coaching courses held in Australia at the start of February. Led by IHF lecturer Dr Milan Petronijevic, the courses took place in the country’s three most populous cities: Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. 

“It has been my great pleasure to conduct three seminars for obtaining the IHF D coaching licence in Australia,” reported Petronijevic. “I have met a lot of very enthusiastic participants who showed their readiness to make a great contribution in development and promotion of our sport in the upcoming time before the Olympic Games in Brisbane in 2032.”

The programme started in Melbourne, from February 2 to 6, then moved on to Brisbane from February 8 to 12, and concluded in Sydney on February 14 to 18. 15 participants completed the licence in the upcoming Olympic host city, Brisbane. 

The courses included theoretical and practical components designed to prepare the coach, teacher and player participants for creating training programmes and leading on-court sessions. In each city, the main liaison for the course was the president of the respective state’s handball federation:
Felice Forsstrom for Victoria, Bronwyn Thompson for New South Wales and Susan Wilson-Gahan for Queensland. 

With the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games approaching, the Australian Handball Federation are significantly invested in the development of the sport in the country. The conducting of the IHF D Licence course is therefore important in the context of this goal.