Britain back in handball action

30 October 2012 / 17:55

Great Britain's men's handball team take to the court for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic Games when they play Greece in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Wednesday night.

The nation went handball-crazy for a fortnight back in the summer as the sport was introduced to an unsuspecting British public for the first time and it was earmarked as one of the key legacy sports of the Games.

The surge in interest post-Olympics led to the formation of new clubs across the country.

GB kick-off their three-team qualification group in Loutraki before the visit of Italy and the return fixture against Greece next April.

The squad includes eight of the 14 men who were selected for the Games, with a first call-up for Jake Williams, brother of former captain Ciaran, who battles with Crohn's disease.