Welcome to the University of Nottingham Handball Club
Handball is a lightning fast indoor team sport. Part of the Olympics since 1972 it’s most popular in continental Europe. The best handball team is a varied one, and we welcome everybody with open arms. We had great success as a club last year, our Women's 1st came 2nd in the country at University Championships and we won Inclusive Club of the Year at the University of Nottingham sports awards!
You can find us at the Welcome Fair on Monday 24th September and Tuesday 25th September at the David Ross Sports Village
You can also find out about all sport activities during Welcome Week at www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/welcome
We are hosting taster sessions for anyone who'd like to try handball on the following dates:
Monday 1st October at 18:00-19:00 in Hall C, David Ross Sports Village
Tuesday 2nd October at 18:00-19:30 in Hall A, David Ross Sports Village
Thursday 4th October at 21:00-22:30 in Hall B, David Ross Sports Village
These are free-of-charge and all are welcome - doesn't matter if you've never played before! All you need are some indoor shoes and some clothes you can run in, we’ll meet in the DRSV foyer 10 minutes ahead of time and then head in to play some handball! If you can’t make any of sessions feel free to drop us a message by email or on our social media pages and we’ll work something out.
We hope tol conclude our taster sessions with a friendly against Nottingham Trent University, for experienced player, on Sunday 7th October at 9:30-12:00, David Ross Sports Village. All are welcome to come and watch, especially recommended for beginners, as the best way to understand handball is to watch a game!
We're also part of the Engage programme so you can try handball. Our engage sessions run every Friday 18:30-20:00 in David Ross Sports Village, for free if you have a sports and fitness membership or for just a small charge. Visit http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/engage for more information.
Membership fees for our club are £20 for the 18/19 academic year. This includes weekly trainings and entry into University Championships.
Please note, that a UoN sports and fitness membership is also required to be apart of our club. Early Bird membership is available until 5th October and for £209 includes the following:
- Access to the new £40 million David Ross Sports Village
- Three fully-equipped fitness suites
- Over a hundred weekly group excerise classes
- 25-meter swimming pool
- Indoor sports halls and squash courts
Visit http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/join for more details.
We have 4 competitive teams who compete in the British University Handball Championships. We had great competition success last year with our Women's 1st placing 2nd in the country. This year we will be entering 2 women's and 2 men's teams into the University Championships.
The Unviersity Championships take place over three weekends, the dates of which are:
Round 1: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November, location tbc
Round 2: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February, location tbc
Finals: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March, Medway Park, Gillingham, ME7 1HF.
Competing is completely optional, but highly enjoyable!
In addition, to University Championships this year we hope to organise several friendlies with the local handball club, Nottingham City Handball, and regional universities. Details of these friendlies with be released at a later date.
We hold regular trainings sessions for all teams, details are as follows:
Mondays (Women's Training) 18:00 - 19:00, in Hall C, DRSV
Tuesday (Men's Training) 18:00 - 19:30, in Hall A, DRSV
Thursdays (Mixed Training) 21:00 - 22:30 in Hall B, DRSV
Sundays (Mixed Training) 9:30 - 12:00, in Hall D, DRSV
All training sessions take place in the DRSV. Make sure to join the Facebook Group, and like our Facebook page, to get the latest news! Please note that trainings may be split into 1st and 2nd team trainings during the course of the year.
We also organise regular Engage sessions which will take place on Fridays 18:30 - 20:00. Inclusive Engage sessions are organised once a month during these Fridays sessions. Engage and Inclusive sessions are open to all, and are fantastic introductions to the sport of handball!.
We also take part in the annual Nottingham Varsity Series against Nottingham Trent University which draws crowds of thousands to venues across Nottinghgam!
Details of handball varsity will be released closer to the date.
We are an active club socially with regular club nights out. We aim to cater for all and therefore have many other socials such pub quizzes, trampolining, bowling and lasertag.
We organise an annual Christmas tournment within the club and participate in an annual university alumni match.
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