There’s a few discussions on this on FHF as you can imagine. One of the issues is the heavy reliance of the sport on school facilities, which in a number of cases are used by a different sport in the summer. We also have very low provision of indoor facilities. One of the reasons Germany and some of the others have this is because handball is very popular, and I think uses the same size goal, etc to hockey. Nb I would prefer the league to have a longer winter break and run into Summer personally.