Trish Hearne, Waterford Educate Together NS parent:
Who are the Deise Phoenix’s you might ask? The ‘Deise Phoenix’s’ Olympic handball’ team is based in the Carrickpherish hub in Waterford city.
We train kids aged 4-10 weekly with two coaches and several parent assistants. All of our kids attend Waterford Educate Together National School and it was through parental influence here that we started our group. We had parents approaching us as they reflected on the popularity of the game in their home countries and wanted it to be available in Waterford. Fast forward one year and we are established with our Head Coach Krisztina Halloran and me, Assistant Coach Trish Hearne (Olympic handball development liaison) at the helm.