17 Oct 2023
Representing GB U19 and U17 Women
Two of our women players, Santi Bunting and Grace Watkin, were representing GB in their age categories in European competition last week in Kosovo. Grace, who has just joined us and is also a current member of Shropshire Handball, was playing for the GB women U17 team in the IHF Women U17 Trophy, playing a major part in the team finishing in a creditable 5th place. Santi, who was a former youth member of the Bisons, played her part in a strong GB team, which performed strongly in the group stages before reaching the final against the home team, Kosovo. Having lost to Kosovo in a close game during the group stages, GB pulled out a strong defensive performance, and despite some turnovers in the second half, hung on and increased their lead at the end to win 25-29. GB therefore won the IHF Women's U19 Trophy, a fantastic acheivement for the team! Congratulations to both Santi and Grace on a great week!