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BUCS finals 2024

British University Handball Championships

Oxford University Handball Club has entered the annual British University Handball Champs since our founding in 2001. 

We are one of the most successful club in British University Handball, having won the University Championships an unparalleled 8 times with the Men's team along with a victory in 2016 for our women's team.

 

Various groups have ran the BUHC since its beginnings in the 1960s however between 2010 and 2015, the competition was organised by the Association of British University Handball Clubs (ABUHC) which OUHaC was a founding member. In more recent times, unichamps has been under the control of England Handball (EHA) as they look to promote the sport to BUCS. After a successful campaign of promoting and developing the university handball system, in 2021 the inaugural BUCS Handball Championships were held. 
 

BUCS University Championships 2023-24

Round 1: 3rd December 2023 - Leyton Score, London

Round 2: 3rd February 2024 - Leyton Score, London

Final round: 9th/10th March 2024 - Derby Arena, Derby

Men's Division 1 - National Cup

Round 1:

(WIN) Oxford 20 - 8 Imperial College

(WIN) Oxford 23 - 16 AECC

 

Round 2:

(WIN) Oxford 18 - 8 UCL

(WIN) Oxford 20 - 4 Essex

(WIN) Oxford 27 - 8 Bath 

Final round - group stage:

(WIN) Oxford 16 - LJMU

(WIN) Oxford 23 - 15 Warwick

(WIN) Oxford 17 - 11 Strathclyde

Semi Final:

(WIN) Oxford 16 - 15 Loughborough

Final:

(WIN) Oxford 21 - 17 Warwick 

Results: Division 1 Champions

Women's Division 1 - National Cup

Round 1:

(WIN) Oxford 11 - 4 Kent

(LOSS) Oxford 6 - 11 AECC

Round 2: 

(WINOxford 10 - 7 Imperial

(WIN) Oxford 10 - 9 King's College 

Final round - group stage:

(LOSS) Oxford 1 - 15 Loughborough

(DRAW) Oxford 10 - 10 Liverpool

(LOSS) Oxford 3 - 14 Stirling

 

7th/8th Playoff:

(WIN) Oxford 10 - 5 Strathclyde

Results: Division 1 - 7th Place

Notable results:

Men's:

  • ABUHC / EHA / BUCS University Handball Championships​ - Division 1

    • Winner (9): 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2012-13, 2013-14​, 2022-2023, 2023-24

    • Runner-up (3): 2002-03, 2007-08, 2010-11

  • BUCS University Handball Championships - Division 2

    • Winner (1): 2020-2021​

    • 3rd-place (1): 2019-2020

Women's: 

  • ABUHC / EHA University Handball Championship​ - Division 1

    • Winner (1): 2015-16

  • BUCS Handball Championship - Division 2

    • Winner (1): 2021-22​

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