Oxford University Handball Club

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Oxford University HC
Full name Oxford University Handball Club
Short name Blues
Founded 2001
Arena Iffley Road Sports Centre
Capacity -
President Javier Martínez
Head coach Pablo Do Campo & Aitor Blanco
League Development League
Colours
Club colours          
The OUHaC in full during the University Championships 2007

Oxford University Handball Club (OUHaC) was founded and registered as a club at the University of Oxford in 2001 and has since established itself as one of England's most successful clubs. It is a member of the England Handball Association since 2002 and the Association of British Universities Handball Clubs since 2011.

Men's team[edit]

The men's team won the British Student Championship title in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013[1] as well as the English National Title in 2006, being the first ever University Team in the history of English handball to win the National League Title. They have been too the first university team to compete in the EHF Challenge Cup (2006–07 and 2007–08). They have also won two mixed English Beach Handball tournaments.

Women's team[edit]

The Women's team was created within the club in 2003. The team has always been suffering from lack of players, which led in season 2005-2006 to merge the Oxford and the Southampton teams. Women's team has been runner up in the English League in 2006 and in the University Championships that very same year.

Titles and seasons (Men's team)[edit]

Season English League British Cup University Champs.
2001–2002 ø ø 3rd
2002–2003 ø ø 2nd
2003–2004 ø ø Champion
2004–2005 ø ø Champion
2005–2006 Champion 3rd Champion
2006–2007 3rd 3rd Champion
2007–2008 5th 3rd 2nd
2008–2009  ? - Champion
2009–2010  ? - 4th
2010–2011 Champion (2nd div) - 2nd
2011–2012 4th - 4th
2012–2013 - - Champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Handball Blues Celebrate National Success (Oxford Student, 4th Feb 2013)