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Established in 1976 by a group of Danish women as Great Dane Handball Club

Since its creation, it has always been and continues to be strongly involved in the development of handball in London and England

1976-1986


In 2010, in a bid to reflect this, the club changed its name to London GD Handball Club and at the same time registered as a limited company. Our East London based club currently has over 100 registered players from at least 20 different countries, and many more people training with us regularly.

2005

In 2005 the club participated in its first official European Competition by playing in round 2 of the men's Challenge Cup. Since then, London GD have participated every year.

2010


The club changed its name to London GD Handball Club and at the same time registered as a limited company. Our East London based club currently has over 100 registered players from at least 20 different countries, and many more people training with us regularly.

2011


For the 2011/2012 season we entered two second teams in the development leagues, both men and women, with the former winning the South Regional Championship. After the London 2012 Olympic Games, London GD men 1st team participated in the new EHF Cup against a giant Danish Club, KIF Kolding Kopenhagen, playing their two games at foreign ground.

2012

London GD ladies won the EHA Cup against Thames Handball Club, and our men 1st team won the Super 8 English National League without losing any single game, giving them the unique slot for EHF Cup again, which saw them playing against a Turkish team from Ankara in September 2013.

2018

In 2017/2018 London GD managed to get the "doble doblete", winning both men and women senior teams the EHA League and National Cup

What we stand for (Our vision)

Team spirit and partnership are cornerstones of handball and are very visible not only on court but also at the backstage of London GD.

This aligns well with our belief in importance of diversity, youth development, and excellence.

Being based in East London, we pride ourselves in paying back to the community and running beginner courses for locally based teenagers.

  • Continue promoting our sport and consequently increase the membership and fan base as a result of our marketing plan efforts;

  • Establish a semi-professional environment within our top-tier teams, as a pioneer step within England, aiming at a further expansion;

  • Further develop our Youth Programme by enhancing the London GD School of Handball in several key catchment areas around us;

  • Reinforce our leading position as Reference Club both in terms of handball performance and development in the UK;

  • To increase our number of teams and tournaments, both at national/international level with an Olympic Legacy Campaign;

  • Sustain and continue to grow our 11 London GD teams competing in the UK championships:
    3 men’s teams
    2 women’s teams
    5 junior teams (girls and boys)
    1 beginners’ team