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Handball - 03. March 2011.

ASKER NORWAY ADVENTURE REACHING CLIMAX

BRITISH handball athletes have been plying their trade with Asker HC in Norway for three seasons, but this year will be their last as Project Homecoming sees the majority of the GB players come back to

Crystal

Palace to prepare for the Olympics next year.

 

 

With GB assistant coach Vigdis Holmeset in charge at Asker, a string of GB players have

 

experienced the Norwegian game over the last two and a half years, and helped turn the club around From one threatened with relegation to one challenging for promotion.

 

The players have all bonded with their team mates at Asker and formed a successful team, which will make it hard for them to leave for

London later this year.

 

 

“It’s going to be a real shame to leave a club we've been at for the past two and half seasons,” said Louise Jukes. “They have been incredibly supportive to us andwe would not be where we are now without them. “We've made a lot of friends here and

 

will miss them terribly. However knowing what it’s like to play together and how

 

much it can improve a team shows us first hand that being together in

London is the

 

future if we want to have a chance at 2012.

 

 

After initially helping to save Asker from relegation in their first season, the GB players and the rest of the team turned things around and finished second in the league last term. But that meant many of their players receiving offers to play elsewhere. “This season was always going to be tough after losing six of our key players after coming second in the league last season,” added Jukes. “But we did however gain GB winger Britt Goodwin and young Nina Heglund also stepped up to the seniors having shown her form with

 

the youth team.”

 

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