Beach Handball to make debut at SEA Games
07 Dec. 2019
The 30th edition of the South East Asian Games (SEA Games) in the Philippines is well underway after starting last Saturday (30 November), but tomorrow (7 December) marks a big moment for beach handball as the sport debuts in the regional multi-sport event which is held every two years.
Thanks to a campaign headed up by the Philippine Handball Federation (PHF) the sport makes it bow with a men’s beach handball competition taking place at the Subic Tennis Courts in Subic Bay from 7-11 December.
Host nation Philippines (PHI) alongside Singapore (SGP), Thailand (THA), Indonesia (INA) and Vietnam (VIE) will compete across 10 matches in a round-robin competition with the overall winners claiming gold.
Fifty-six sports in three categories will be featured at the SEA Games 2019 with an estimated 8,750 athletes and team officials; 2,050 technical officials, 1,500 press and media attendees and 12,000 volunteers participating.
PHOTO CREDIT: SEA Games