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Cambridge University Handball Club

Cambridge University HC
Full nameCambridge University Handball Club
Short nameCUHC
ArenaUniversity of Cambridge Sports Centre
PresidentChristoph Franck
CaptainAnna Richardson
Sebastian Horstmann
LeagueUniversity Championships
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Cambridge University Handball Club (CUHC) was founded and registered as a club at the University of Cambridge in 2013.[1] CUHC runs competitive men’s and women's teams playing in national competitions. It is a member of the England Handball Association and the Association of British University Handball Clubs. Both the men's and the women's teams are currently holding their Varisity Trophy against Oxford (2020).


Men's team

CUHC Men's 2018/19

Women's team

CUHC Women's 2018/19


British University Championships

The club has been taking part in the British University Championships. The men's team participated in the 2013/14 season (5th place), 2014/15 season (1st place, British University Champions) and 2015/16 season. The women's team played for the first time in the 2014/15 season (3rd place in plate finals) and continued in the 2015/16 season (1st place in plate finals).[2]

Men's team
Year Round Position P W D L GF GA
2014 National Cup (Quarter final) 5th place
2015 National Cup (Final) 1st place 7 7 0 0 86 51
2016 National Cup
2017 National Cup
2018 National Cup
2019 National Cup Round of 16 10 7 2 1
2020 National Cup 4th place 6 3 0 3
Women's team
Year Round Position P W D L GF GA
2014 Did not enter
2015 National Cup (Plate) 3rd place
2016 National Cup (Plate) 1st place
2017 National Cup
2018 National Cup
2019 National Cup
2020 National Cup 5th place


The first season of existence of the club saw the inaugural Handball Varsity match, which took place on 25 January 2014 at SportHouse in London.[3]

25 January 2014 CUHC Men's 26–32 OUHaC Men's (report)
CUHC Women's 23–12 OUHaC Women's
31 January 2015 CUHC Men's 24–31 OUHaC Men's (report)
CUHC Women's 21–31 OUHaC Women's
14 February 2016 OUHaC Men's 19–27 CUHC Men's (report)
OUHaC Women's 31–14 CUHC Women's
5 March 2017 CUHC Men's 38–26 OUHaC Men's (report)
CUHC Women's 21–27 OUHaC Women's
27 January 2018 OUHaC Men's 29–31 CUHC Men's
OUHaC Women's 16–14 CUHC Women's
3 February 2019 OUHaC Men's 8–23 CUHC Men's
OUHaC Women's 25–15 CUHC Women's
23 February 2020 CUHC Men's 32–26 (16–12) OUHaC Men's
CUHC Women's 23–21 (15–7) OUHaC Women's

In 2020, the Cambridge Men's team won the Varsity match in the fifth subsequent year. At the same time, the Cambridge Women's team reclaimed the trophy for the first time since five years from Oxford's Women who had been unbeaten in Varsity since 2015.[4]


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