Since returning to the UK, Bobby has taken a part time position with England Handballs AASE program based at Biddenham Sports College in Bedford. Bobby is facilitating the development of 13 athletes on the NVQ which will hopefully see them all go on to represent Great Britain in the future.
Bobby has recently been given the opportunity to become an ambassador for Stem Cell research charity For A CURE. The Australian based organisation has teamed up with Bobby in an attempt to raise their profile in Europe.
Angie Cleone, Director of the For A CURE Foundation said ‘Stem cells are a ray of hope that will drastically improve the quality of life for millions of people. I want to spread the idea of uniting humanity as part of a global effort to accelerate the movement of this world-class research’.
For A Cure is the only dedicated social enterprise organisation in Australia, whose sole purpose is committed to raising funds for stem cell research
For more information on the great work undertaken by For A CURE, please visit http://www.foracure.org.au/
October 2011 - The Final Countdown
The last season of Handball before London 2012 kicks off has officially begun and Bobby as signed for Valence Handball Club in the south of France. The French club came calling after potential moves back to Denmark and Greece were ruled out due to the financial climate. Bobby is delighted to be playing in such a competitive handball nation and hopes the move will enable him to continue his development and reach his peak before final squad selection for Great Britain next summer
June 2011 - Bouncing Back
After having surgery on an injured Hip in December, Bobby was back in action for GB as they toured Turkey, Brazil and Lanzarote in May/June. Bobby came through the training camp relatively unscathed considering it was is first time back on court since the surgery. Bobby was also named as Captain for the GB Squad as they continue their preparations for London 2012. For more on the recent training camp, please go to the blogs section.
August 2010 - On The Move Again...
In August 2010, Bobby signed for Kydon Handball Club who compete in the Top Greek Handball League. With 3 new additions to the squad, the club are hoping to improve on last season by firstly securing their place in the A1 category for next season and then pushing for the play off places (Top 4).
October 2009 - All Change
After a promising start with Bregenz, some financial difficluties have meant that Bobby will be returning to Denmark to finish the 09/10 season. Having had a successful weeks trial at BSV, Bobby will join GB Team mates Ciaran Williams and Chris Mohr in the Danish 2nd division.
September 2009 - 'OctoberTest'
GB are due to face Luxembourg, Belgium and Bulgaria at our next training camp in October. This poses to be an interesting tournament for us as head coach Dragan Dukic has picked arguably our strongest squad and believes this is a tournament well within our capabilities of winning.
The camp will be good preparation and experience for our upcoming 2011 world championship qualifiers which take place in January 2010. We have been drawn against Finland, Bosnia and Romania which will be a very tough group to come out of but the matches will be invaluable experience for our young squad as the journey to London 2012 continues.
July 2009 - On The Move
After impressing in a trial with A1 Bregenz in June, Bobby will be moving to the Austrian Champions on July 13th. Bregenz are a dominant force in the Austrian top flight and it is an opportunity Bobby is relishing to get stuck in to. “Joining a team of Bregenz calibre is one of the reasons I got into Handball. To have the opportunity to train and play with a team that compete in the EHF Champions League is amazing considering I have been involved in the sport for just over 18 months”. Bobby’s pre-season training starts on July 14th which should be good preparation for the next Great Britain training camp which is going to be held in France in August.
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