England Handball partners with app to help clubs manage teams

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England Handball has partnered with sports platform Spond to help its volunteers and coaches manage their handball teams.

Handball is enjoying an upsurge of interest, with more than 20,000 young people now playing the sport in England through school activity.

Launched in Norway in 2016, Spond provides a centralised, simple-to-use system and mobile app that claims to save coaches over two hours in admin time a week.

It will allow coaches to invite members to practices, games and other team activities, share information, files and photos, chat in group conversations or over private messages, and use the platform across its mobile apps or in a web browser.

Stacey Andrews, National Partnerships Manager at England Handball, said: “Spond is such an intuitive app that we feel it will really help the network of handball clubs manage teams effectively as the sport continues to grow. It will also help ensure coaches and administrators stay on the right side of data protection laws.”

Spond now has over 650,000 monthly active users globally with 100,000 of those in the UK.

CEO and founder, Per-Otto Wold, added: “One of the potential pitfalls of a fast-growing sport is that grassroots coaches and administrators get overwhelmed – our app and platform will help ensure this isn’t the case for England Handball."