Women's Handball

OHI is dedicated to growing women's handball in Ireland, guided by our development committee and our Women in Sport Development Officer.

Women’s Handball Development Committee

The Women’s Handball Development Committee was established in March 2016.

The participation of women in Olympic handball has been a constant focus for OHI. However, it was never overseen by a dedicated development committee until qualified volunteers became available, and a change in the international youth competition structure was made. Thanks to this, we started a development project dedicated to women in Handball.


 Womens Irish Squad session - prep for competition



Women's Handball Ambassadors

Below are some promotional videos highlighting some of the best female team handball players in the World.

Stine Bredal Oftedal

Stine Jørgensen

At the age of 25, Danish playmaker and left back Stine Jørgensen has developed into a complete player and is likely to play a key role in the Danish Team.

Nycke Groot

Efficient and creative the Netherlands' playmaker Nycke Groot is the brain behind the Dutch national team. She has led the team to two consecutive EHF EUROs and to silver at the World Championship 2015. Will there be another medal beckoning when the team takes to the court at the EHF EURO 2016 in Sweden?

Allison Pineau

Despite some serious injuries she suffered from and a range of troubles different clubs she played for had in the past, Allison Pineau has always been one of her teams’ major assets and is one of France's key players.

OHI Women in Sport Development Officer

Caroline-NerbasCaroline Nerbas is an Olympic Handball athlete playing for almost 20 years. Graduated in 2016 in Brazil and holding a post-graduation in Sports Management, Caroline has experience not only with sports but also in administrative roles. Caroline teaches Olympic Handball in after school programmes, and assists in public projects in the development of Olympic Handball.  

As Women in Sport Development Officer with the Irish Olympic Handball Association Caroline's mission is to develop the sport in Ireland with a focus on the Women in Sport project.