​Aitor Ariño supports ‘British Handball Calling’

Post published March 10, 2019 (Updated March 11, 2019)

The British Handball Association has launched its ‘British Handball Calling’ campaign to find talent from across the world for its men’s and women’s senior, Under 20 and Under 18 teams.

Capitalising on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the BHA are putting the call out for current players who are eligible to play for Great Britain.

If you are considering responding to British Handball’s call, you may be surprised to hear that Aitor Arino shares a common British heritage.

FC Barcelona’s left wing Aitor Ariño has won the IHF Men’s World Championship in 2013, Men’s EHF EURO in 2018 and VELUX EHF Champions League in 2015, and has represented Spain over 100 times, but it is maybe a little-known fact that the left wing was born in Penarth, Wales.

Here’s what he had to say about ‘British Handball Calling’.

“I was born in Wales to Spanish parents, but left when I was very young,” said the 25-year-old. “I am honoured to play for Spain but also very proud of my Welsh heritage, so I would urge any players out there who see the ‘British Handball Calling’ campaign, and have links to Great Britain, to get involved.”

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