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Burntwood building firm backs bid to get more girls playing handball by funding £45,000 education programme

A Burntwood building business has given a £45,000 boost to a project aiming to get more girls playing handball.

Cameron Homes has stumped up the cash for a three-year project taking place across the Midlands.

It will involve a series courses for teachers which are designed to grow the sport in schools.

Pop Popovic, from the England Handball Association, said: “Handball is now a core sport at GCSE level and many teachers do not have the knowledge or experience to teach the sport confidently.

“Cameron has responded to my concerns and has provided the funding to allow courses to be delivered for teachers in the secondary sector throughout the West Midlands.

“The courses are free to all and at each course one school will also receive free equipment. There is currently no support for teachers from any examining body and this could be a life-saver for many staff teaching physical education.”

The course dates are:

  • July 2, 3.45pm-5.45pm at Sutton Coldfield Girls Grammar School.
  • July 5, 3.45pm-5.45pm at Kings Heath Boys School.
  • July 6, 1.30pm-3.30pm at Ellowes Hall Sports College.
  • July 10, 3.45pm-5.45pm at Chase Terrace Technology College

Anyone interested in taking part can email

Danielle Goffe-Wood, from Cameron Homes, said: “The initiative has successfully engaged with over 15 schools in the region over the last few years, boosting involvement considerably.

“We have now responded to the lack of opportunities for teaching staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of this rapidly evolving sport by funding a series of training events.”

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