The Australian men’s handball team is heading to Saudi Arabia on the 12th of January to compete in the 20th Asian Championships for a spot at the 2023 World Championship.
The 'Aussie Crocs' will be fighting to return to World Champs for the first time since 2013 and take the first steps towards qualification for The Paris Olympics. Now the team needs your help to return to the World Stage!
Every little bit helps! Unlike most other Olympic sports in Australia, handball receives only a minuscule funding allocation from the Olympic committee, which means players must make a huge financial commitment to chase their Olympic dreams. Players and staff of the National Team have to pay for their own expenses, from playing gear and balls to airfares and accommodation when travelling for training camps or international events. As a result, all of our players are forced to juggle full-time work or study with training in order to fund their passion for handball and its development in our region.
This is where YOU can help.
Every little donation counts and will go a long way towards relieving that financial pressure from the team and helping the Green & Golds make history!
What's all this money for?
Travelling half way around the globe for a group of 16 players and five staff (coaches, manager, physiotherapists, etc.) comes at a cost. In order to attend, each player will need to commit approximately $4,000 to cover airfares, accommodation, uniforms and tournament fees. The bulk of funds raised will go directly to airfares and accommodation for the Asian Championships
As Australia emerges from the pandemic, international travel remains difficult. Despite Australia navigating border closures and outbreaks over the past 20 months, our team has continued to work hard to be ready for the 2022 Asian Championships.
Wearing the green and gold jersey is a privilege and not something our players take lightly. Regardless of what the odds are for our Aussie Crocs they will leave their heart on the court and will fight until the very last minute, hoping to make YOU and Australia proud
If you cannot contribute financially, we also appreciate moral support in the form of social media posts. Be sure to use our hashtag #AussieCrocs and share this page with family and friends. Thank you all for supporting the team on this amazing journey!
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