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 7 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 2022

Date: Friday 25th March - Sunday 27th March 2022

Location: Medway Park Sports Centre, Gillingham

Men's Division 1

Group Stage:

(WIN) Oxford 12 - 11 Nottingham Trent

(WIN) Oxford 13 - 6 Strathcylde

(LOSS) Oxford 12- 13 Durham

(WIN) Oxford 7 - 8 UCL

Semi Final:

(LOSS) Oxford vs Nottingham

3rd/4th Play-off:

(LOSS) Oxford vs UCL

Results: Division 1 - 4th Place 

Women's Division 2

Group Stage:

(WIN) Oxford 18 - 9 Loughborough 2

(DRAW) Oxford 11 - 11 Leeds Beckett

(WIN) Oxford 10- 19 Brunel

(WIN) Oxford 14 - 2 Birmingham 2

(WIN) Oxford 12 - 8 York

Semi Final:

(WIN) Oxford vs Edinburgh

Final:

(WIN) Oxford vs Loughborough 2

Results: Division 2 - 1st Place

Notable results:

Men's:

  • ABUHC / EHA University Handball Championships​ - Division 1

    • Winner (7): 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2012-13, 2013-14​

    • 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​