Angus Semple plays handball and rugby: "The handball teams in Scotland are definitely not as good as the teams here"
Angus Semple from Kelvinside HC’s B16 team represents Scotland’s national team in his age group.
Angus Semple from Glasgow plays both handball and rugby.
He represents Scotland and his brother Andrew plays for Great Britain’s national team in handball.
– The teams in Scotland are definitely not as good as the teams here in the Partille Cup, the Kelvinside HC player says.
The center back think it’s fun to be here.
– I love the weather and I love the music all the time. It’s beautiful here and it’s good to have some playing time. It’s good to win a few matches and lose a few, so we can walk on as a team, says Angus Semple.
According to him, the handball in the tournament is completely different to the handball in Scotland.
– The teams in Scotland are not as good, definitively not. It’s nice to have a change and have some competition. I love playing handball. I have played handball for six or seven years.
Handball is small in their home country.
– But it’s growing. I hope it will grow enough soon, we need to get funding. We just have three or four teams in our age group and we are the best at the moment. We have probably 20 teams in whole Scotland.
Angus and some of his team mates in Kelvinside HC also represents Scotland’s youth national team.
– We’ve played in England a couple of times. We lost both matches, but it was still a good experience. It’s actually really fun to play for Scotland and go on trips. You get prizes in your school for playing for the national team.
They have won two games and lost three so far. The team from Glasgow will start their journey in the B playoffs at Kviberg 6 at 13.00 today.
– I think we have a good chance to win, because we’re playing in the B playoffs. Hopefully we can be at the top of the B playoffs, says Angus Semple.
Do you have any dreams with your handball?
– I’ve not really thought about it, because I play rugby as well in Scotland. I’m still kind of figuring everything out. But I love handball, it’s so much fun. My brother Andrew plays for Great Britain, so hopefully I can do that too, he says.