Jesper Parker

Jesper Parker was born and raised in Sweden but qualifies for Britain through his father. Having started handball aged nine, Parker played for Redbergslids IK until he was 21, winning the Swedish Under-19 Championships and Partille Cup. He dropped down to ...

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John Pearce

John Pearce relocated to Aarhus in Denmark with the rest of the British squad in 2008 before moving to Skanderborgs in the nation’s top division. He has since enjoyed a spell in Norway but last season was playing in the Danish second division with Br...

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Kathryn Fudge

Kathryn Fudge made her Great Britain debut in 2008 – the same year she moved to Denmark before heading to Norway where she played for Asker for two and-a-half years. Fudge was introduced to handball through UK Sport’s Sporting Giants campaign a...

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Kelsi Fairbrother

Kelsi Fairbrother is one of two Brits who opted to remain with their overseas club – Esbjerg in Denmark – rather than relocate to the centralised programme at Crystal Palace. Fairbrother has been playing internationally for six years and has fe...

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Louise Jukes

Louise Jukes was introduced to handball in 2007 after watching Sir Steve Redgrave promote UK Sport’s Sporting Giants initiative. She learnt to play handball properly in Denmark before moving to play for Asker in Norway. Previously Jukes played hockey...

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Lyn Byl

Born in Germany, Lyn Byl made her debut for Great Britain in 2008 and was part of the team that finished sixth at the Olympic test event in November 2011. Byl, who has an English mother, played in the top league in Germany before moving to Britain’s ...

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Lynn McCafferty

The captain of the British women’s team, Lynn McCafferty has been playing handball since she was ten and her career has taken her to Denmark, Norway and Italy before she returned to the UK ahead of London 2012. She captained the British under-16 team...

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Marie Gerbron

Born and raised in France but with a British mother, Marie Gerbron made her Great Britain debut in 2010 but didn’t relocate to the UK until January as she was finishing her PhD at the University of Le Havre. Gerbron started playing handball at school...

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Mark Hawkins

A former basketball player with the Brighton Bears, Mark Hawkins joined the Great Britain handball squad through UK Sport’s Sporting Giants scheme and now plays in Iceland. Hawkins relocated to Denmark in 2008 and progressed through the Danish league...

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Martin Hare

Martin Hare has been playing in the top flight of the Norwegian League with Viking Stavanger HK and made his Great Britain debut in 2010 in Luxembourg. Hare found the net no less than six times against Austria at Crystal Palace in January while he is a Man...

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