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We want your memories of this 1980s handball tournament in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:50 24 March 2017

In handball, only the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with a part of their body other than their hands - so long as it is in a defensive situation

In handball, only the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with a part of their body other than their hands - so long as it is in a defensive situation

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Handball - it is a sport that has been played in Ipswich for decades, long before the town’s handball club was established.

These photographs were taken at a tournament in Nacton in 1980These photographs were taken at a tournament in Nacton in 1980

Ipswich Handball Club has been running since 2013, launched as part of the 2012 London Olympic legacy by Team GB handball player Louise Jukes and ex-GB goalkeeper David Hendrick.

Do you have any memories of this match in Nacton in 1980?Do you have any memories of this match in Nacton in 1980?

The game consists of two teams of seven, each half lasting 30 minutes. They are usually high scoring games, with most breaking the 20 goals mark per team.

Handball was being played in Ipswich long before the Ipswich Handball Club was created in 2013Handball was being played in Ipswich long before the Ipswich Handball Club was created in 2013

Ipswich Handball Club was very successful in it’s early years and was the only one in Suffolk. However, as these photographs from our archives show, it a sport that has been enjoyed in the town for many years.

Body contact is allowed in Handball by defensive players trying to win the ball back for their teamBody contact is allowed in Handball by defensive players trying to win the ball back for their team

The pictures were taken in Nacton in 1980. Were you part of either of the teams shown?

Handball matches tend to be high-scoring games, with teams generally scoring more than 20 goals eachHandball matches tend to be high-scoring games, with teams generally scoring more than 20 goals each

We would love to hear your memories to find out more about the development of handball in Suffolk.

Handball is made up of two teams of seven people, including one goalkeeperHandball is made up of two teams of seven people, including one goalkeeper

To get in touch, email us here

Handball is usually played on indoor courts, as is seen here in Nacton in 1980Handball is usually played on indoor courts, as is seen here in Nacton in 1980

A handball tournament in Nacton in 1980A handball tournament in Nacton in 1980

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