Brothers medal with England

HANDBALL brothers Joe and Alex Trent, from Corfe Mullen, have achieved success with a British age group team at an international tournament in central America.

Joe, 21, has moved from Denmark to Portugal to play for a senior team in Lamego, while his Alex, 18, is playing in Denmark for a year after finishing his A-levels.
They were both selected for the U21 GB team which competed in a World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica last month and were excited and proud to represent their country.

Joe and Alex started playing handball at Lockyers Middle School before joining local club Poole Phoenix, then  went into South West Regional Academies and the England youth team.

The competition in San Jose was a qualifying tournament for the Junior World Handball Championships, and taking on host nation Costa Rica, Australia, Cuba and Guinea, the British team won three out of four matches.

The top three teams were on the same points, but Great Britain missed out on a World Cup place due to goal difference, leaving them with a credible third place.

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