A new coach meets the players. With Swedish coach Henrik Signell at the helm, the South Korean women’s national handball team is in full swing.

The Korea Handball Association (KHA) announced the schedule for the women’s national team’s strengthening training. Twenty-two members have been called up for the first training session of the ‘Signel Ho’.

The women’s national team gathered at the Jincheon Athletic Village in Chungcheongbuk-do on June 18, and all 22 members have been assembled. The team will continue to train until June 20. This is the first training session of the year.

The Korean women’s national handball team, coached by Henrik Signell, will continue their training camp at the Jincheon Athletic Center until June 20. The 22 players in the squad are pictured with the coaching staff. [Photo: Korea Handball Association]

According to the Handball Korea, the squad includes a number of players who played at the last Asian Championship. Park Sae-young (Samcheok City Hall)안전놀이터, Osara (Gyeongnam Development Corporation), Jung Jin-hee (Seoul Metropolitan Government), Shin Eun-joo (Incheon Metropolitan Government), Cho Soo-yeon (Seoul Metropolitan Government), Lee Im-kyung (Busan Facilities Corporation), Jeong Ji-in (Omron, Japan), Kang Eun-seo (Samcheok City Hall), Song Ji-young (Seoul Metropolitan Government), Kang Eun-hye (SK Sugar Gliders), Kim Bo-eun (Samcheok City Hall), and Kim Sora (Gyeongnam Development Corporation) are among the 13 returning players.

They are joined by Park Jo-eun (GK, Gwangju City Corporation), who played in the 2022-23 SK Handball Korea League, which ended on July 7, Kim Min-seo (CB, Samcheok City Hall), who was named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player (MVP), Yoon Ye-jin (LW, Seoul Metropolitan Government), and Jeon Jeon-yeon (RW, Samcheok City Hall), who were named to the season’s BEST 7.

Kim Sun-hwa, Kim Hee-jin (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall) and Shin Shin-mi (Busan Facilities Corporation), who have played equally well on offense and defense, will also be training with the national team for the first time this year. Signell arrived with two coaches to meet the players for the first time.

The first stop for Signel will be the Asian Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in Japan from August 17-23. She will then compete at the Hangzhou Asian Games in September.

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