Welcome to the official webpage of the Oxford University Handball Club (OUHaC).
Guests: Here you will find information about the club's history, its present activities and future plans. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Members: If you are or want to become a member of OUHaC then you have to register on this webpage. As a registered member of the club you will have access to additional features such as online payment of membership fees, signup for events and matches, and access to the member's and alumni database.
Alumni: If you have played for OUHaC in the past then please register on this webpage. It is important that we have your up-to-date contact details in our database so that you do not miss out on news updates and alumni events.
OUHaC is always looking for new players at all levels for our men's and women's team. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Ciaran Hayes President
Training Times and Venue
Training Times All training session are advertised on the Events page.
Training Venue Oxford University Sports Centre Jackdaw Lane, Iffley Road Oxford OX4 1EQ Reception 01865 240476 Fax 01865 240894
Match Venue (home matches) Faringdon Leisure Centre Fernham Road Faringdon SN7 7LB Reception 01367 241755 Fax 01367 242055 Hall booking through Andree Curtis
Last Sunday 27th of November, the women’s team faced Medway Dragons in London. The match was expected to be intense for the girls as only one substitute was available. Some early mistakes in defence made the game close from the beginning, but Oxford stayed in the lead with a very tight score of 11-10 at half-time. During the second half, a few unlucky shots hitting the posts and the physical exhaustion in the Oxford team let the Medway Dragons girls keep the gap small up to the 17-18. With such a close scoreboard the game got more aggressive and at some point the Oxford girls only had 4 field players in the court. Nevertheless, they perfectly handled the pressure and responded with a strong defence to get back into the game. In the last few minutes, a great performance of the field players and the goalie gave Oxford the victory with a final score of 24-18.
Yesterday both the men's and the women's team of the Oxford University Handball Club faced Islington at their home matches in Faringdon. Both games ended very well for Oxford with 29-13 and 29-16 wins respectively. Despite clear physical and technical advantages both teams missed a number of clear chances and invited the opponents to slightly modify the results in their favour, but nevertheless neither win was endangered at any point of the game. In total the efforts of a great number of players paid off, noting the great number of goalscorers, particularly in the men's team, leaving the coaches ultimately quite satisfied with a strong performance.