Young Joe Trent from Corfe Mullen has just returned from a week in Kosovo with the under-20 GB handball squad.
They made history by taking their first ever tournament trophy, winning four out of four matches against Bulgaria, Kosovo, Malta and Andorra.
Joe, 20, started his handball journey at Lockyers Middle School, taking part in the after-school sessions run by Poole Phoenix Handball Club, before progressing into the regional academy and the England youth team. He has trained hard to achieve his dream of playing for Great Britain and after taking A-levels at Corfe Hills spent a year developing his skills playing for Ikast under-19s in Denmark.
British handball’s win in Kosova will see them qualify for the Intercontinental Trophy in March next year.
Joe hopes more young players will be encouraged to take up this fast-paced and exciting game, one of the most popular team sports in Europe.