Sign up for training sessions

Our first indoor training session is now confirmed for Wednesday, 23rd of September. We will have a mixed session from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, which is open to both junior and adult players – however attendance is strictly previous sign-up. 

To attend any club event you will need to sign up to our Spond group, which will detail ongoing events. To do so, download the Spond app (www.spond.com) and fill in this sign-up form:

https://club.spond.com/landing/signup/chc

Once you have been approved and assigned to the Cambridge Handball Group, you will be able to see our trainings as events and book your attendance. 

While currently we only have 1 training per week,  we are working on establishing further training sessions as we make our return to regular training, but due to changed opening times and hall availability, it will take some time before we can get back to our regular training schedule.

Return to indoor training

Our first indoor training session is now confirmed for Wednesday, 23rd of September. We will have a mixed session from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, which is open to both junior and adult players – however attendance is strictly previous sign-up. Please get in touch with us regarding details how to register your attendance. This session is going to continue for the next 6 weeks, or until further notice.

In the meantime, we are working on establishing further training sessions as we make our return to regular training, but due to changed opening times and hall availability, it will take some time before we can get back to our regular training schedule.

 

Gearing up for return to indoor training

We are hoping to receive the news in the next few days that we can go ahead with our return to indoor play, after a long break with only outdoor, non-contact trainings. 

Once the EHA releases the government approved plan to return to competition, we can start with both our adult and junior trainings indoors again – initially with a 1h session on Wednesday and Thursday. More details on how to sign up to attend those trainings will be published here and on our social media soon, so keep checking back!

We are looking forward to returning to the court soon and to welcome returning and new players!

IMPORTANT – TRAINING CANCELLATION NEWS!!!

In the interests of the health of our members and to limit community spread of the corona virus, Cambridge Handball Club has taken the tough decision to cancel all training sessions up until Easter. We will review the situation w/c 13th April 2020 and update you about any changes. This cancellation affects adult and junior trainings, from 16th of March onwards.

While this might sound extreme we have decided to be pro-active to do our best to limit the potential impact of the virus. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment, but trust you all respect our decision as it was not an easy decision to make.

British Beach Handball Championships 2019

Once again our ladies (Honeybaders) and gents (Wolverines) took to the sand for the annual British Beach Handball Championships in Poole. 

Outfitted in beautiful new custom kits, the Wolverines had a mixed set of result on the first day – starting with a victory against Chelsea, but losing against Liverpool and the dutch junior team. This placed then 3rd in their group and set them up for a meeting with Essex Hurricanes in the quarterfinals of the cup competition on Sunday. In an exciting match the boys lost the first half only to win the second and set up for a penalty shoot out. Here, Lukas could prove that he is not only good at saving balls, but could put a 360 past the opponent’s goal keeper and secured Cambridge the semifinal progression.

The match against TSV Struhl was highly contested match again went down to a penalty shoot out, and unfortunately this time the Wolverines did not manage to secure the win, missing out on the plate final and a chance for silver-ware.

The Honeybadgers started the tournament with a tough match against West London Eagles and had to concede a straight 0-2 defeat, but improved on this performance against the host team Poole Phoenix in the next match, just narrowly losing out on an overall win, after winning one half and losing another by only 2 points. Unfortunately the penalty shoot out proved not to be the strong point of the team which meant that Poole could record a 2-1 victory. However, in the final match against Bristol, the Honeybadgers had finally found their style and won with a convincing 2-0 points. As Bristol beat pool in the remaining match, Cambridge still made it to 2nd place in the group which qualified the ladies for quarterfinals of the cup competition on Sunday.

The match against Chelsea proved to be very difficult, but after losing the first half, Cambridge battled hard in the 2nd and managed to secure the victory there. The dreaded penalty shoot out went down to the wire again, but Cambridge came out on top this time, proceeding to the seminfinals of the cup.

Here, the Honeybadgers met London GD, the most experienced ladies team of the tournament and ultimate winners. Despite the clear difference in experience, Cambridge put on a defiant display, scoring en par with GD, albeit mostly single point goals while GD succeeded with 2 point trick goals. As expected, this match went in favour of London GD, but the girls can be proud of themselves after a respectable showing.

Overall, we had a great weekend in Poole, with lots of great handball, sea, sand and fun we’ll be sure to return next year!

Special mention to our Juniors who made  great contributions in both men’s and women’s teams and Pierre for continuing to represent Cambridge despite moving to Paris

Summer training schedule

During August, we only have one training a week, on Thursday 8-10pm in Chesterton which is open to all players 16 and over. 

We start back with our regular training schedule on the 4th of September,

 

Wednesday 6-7pm U16 boys and girls in Chesterton Community College, for players aged 11-16 years old

Wednesday 7-8pm Adult development training open to all players 16 and older, in Chesterton Community College – no previous experience required

Thursday 8-10pm Adult team training – for registered players in Chesterton

Monday 6.30-8pm U19 boys and girls at Trumpington Community college, for players aged 13-19 years old

Monday 8-10pm Adult training, open to all adult players with some handball experience

 

 

Changes to training during exam period

Due to unavailability of the Chesterton sport centre during exam period, our training schedule is changed for the next few weeks.

Wednesday trainings are cancelled for both juniors and adults on 15.5, 22.5, 5.6, 12.6. and 19.6 and back to normal afterwards from the 26th onwards. Players who usually attend Wednesday are encouraged to attend Monday trainings in Trumpington instead (6.30-8pm for juniors, or 8-10pm for adults). There is no junior training on the 29.5 due to half term break, but there is adult training in Chesterton on that date!

Thursday trainings are moved to Trumpington for all the unavailable weeks, i.e. 16.5, 23.5, 6.6, 13.6 and 20.6; we are training in Chesterton on the 30th of May. These are all between 8-10pm irrespective of the venue.

 

See you in training and pass on the message!

 

Important final games

As the season is coming to an end, there are a number of important games lined up for both our men’s and women’s teams.

Our men’s team has one more league match to go against already crowned champions London GD on the 27th of April, before going to the National Cup finals to battle it out against Warrington Wolves. They just recently lost their away match by one goal against Warrington in the league and are therefore keen on retaliation and being crowned Cup winners for the first time in the clubs history. The cup finals are taking place in the Derby arena on the 12th of May, come along and support if you are available!

 

Meanwhile, our ladies team is going into promotion play-offs to try to get back into the Premier Handball League. For that they will first take on Brighton Handball Club on the 27th of April just after our men’s match against London GD – come and support us in Leyton if you are available!

The winner of that tie will go on to play Bristol HC on the 5th of May, to then finally play against Northampton HC in a final play off for promotion.

 

These matches will conclude our official season, but don’t worry, we will keep the trainings going and attend some beach handball over the summer!

 

 

Fixtures for next season!

The summer break is nearly over, and fixtures for next season are released – not all of them have exact dates and venues yet, but the weekends are set for all.

Whenever you see 12:12 as time, it is possible that the match is either day of that weekend and throw off time still to be determined.

 

Here you find the

1st Men’s fixtures:

Women’s fixtures:

2nd Men’s fixtures:

U19 girls team:

U19 boys team:

U16 girls team:

U16 boys team:

U14 girls team:

Summer training schedule

Please note that for the summer we are not running any junior training sessions, and only Thursday adult training sessions. Players 16 years and over are welcome to join the Thursday sessions throughout the summer. 

Full training schedule will resume on Monday 10th of September with U19 training from 6.30-8pm at Trumpington, followed by adult training 8-10pm, and Wednesday 12th of September U16 training at Chesterton 6-7pm and adult development training 7-8pm. Enjoy the summer break!