Look at a separate funding system for indoor team sports
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Salford handball club
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Look at a separate funding system for indoor team sports

    1. Petition by

      William Baillie

      United Kingdom

Handball, basketball and volleyball all committed to 7 years of hard work to add to the London 2012 legacy and are now left with zero funding for the elite squads.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Demand

      William Baillie
      Petition Organizer
      Coach's fury at handball funding cut

      A decision by a sports body to withdraw funding for handball has been condemned by a leading sports coach in Cannock. Nenad Popovic said he now feared for the sporting future of two of the town's international players.

    2. No choice!!!

      William Baillie
      Petition Organizer
      UK Sport had no choice but to cut handball's funding and that's the problem.

      Was your favourite Olympic moment when you dialled up one of the extra BBC channels and looked at the medals table? If it was, then I pity you. You're either the kind of person who sits at the end of the golf club bar talking about how we can still sock it to the foreigners...

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Bobby White

      William Baillie
      Petition Organizer
      Bobby White on UK Sport decision to scrap Olympic handball funding - Other Sport - Milton Keynes Citizen

      GREAT Britain captain Bobby White writes for the Citizen about UK Sport's allocation of funding for elite athletes in the lead-up to Rio 2016.

    5. Participation figures

      William Baillie
      Petition Organizer
      Volleyball bounced out of UK Sport funding - Sport LIVE

      Try telling Britain's volleyball, basketball and handball players that London 2012 was a watershed moment in their bid for recognition on the world stage and you will get a curt response following funding cuts announced by UK Sport on Tuesday.

    6. South African

      William Baillie
      Petition Organizer
      Volleyball bounced out of UK Sport funding - Sport LIVE

      Try telling Britain's volleyball, basketball and handball players that London 2012 was a watershed moment in their bid for recognition on the world stage and you will get a curt response following funding cuts announced by UK Sport on Tuesday.

    7. 7/7 survivor

      William Baillie
      Petition Organizer
      Funding cuts 'heartbreaking'

      Paralympian and 7/7 survivor Martine Wright has told 5 live that sitting volleyball will pull through cuts in funding.

    8. Handball players feel misled

      William Baillie
      Petition Organizer
    9. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anthony Tomas READING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Once young people have been inspired, they must then aspire.

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    • Janette Loughlin LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      Cuts in participation sports like this are a disgrace.

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    • ridwan abdi LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I loved handball when i played it at school.

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      • about 1 year ago

      Because one of my friends is in this team.

      Handball is a fabulous sport, it would be a shame to left them like that after all the efforts they've done !

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      • about 1 year ago

      Because I belive they have a chance !

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