U18 girls team start their season with a win!

The season was opened this year with an U18 tournament for our newly formed girls team, who took the field in Stoke Mandeville on Sunday in the U18 Southern League.

The first opponents were London Lions HC and through some nice interplay, we went into an early lead of 4-1. However, this wasn’t quite enough to calm the nerves, and after some rushed attacks with unnecessarily lost balls and goal chances missed, the London Lions managed to equalise at 4-4. However, our team picked themselves up and started to create more chances now, regaining the lead to go ahead by 8-7 at half time. We continued where we left of in the second half and in the end recorded the first win in the first match for our U18 team at 13-10.

The second match against Coventry Sharkbite turned out to be more difficult. While our team mainly consists of 14-16 year old players, their team was clearly more mature and aggressive in defence from the throw off. They quickly gained a lead, capitalising on our missed chances by running fast breaks, or using their superiors physicality to break through our somewhat tentative defence. Our girls were fighting until the end, but to no avail as Coventry run out winners 14-4. Somewhat unnecessarily, the opponents didn’t let up on their very physical defence even after the game was clearly won, which mean that a few of our girls got regularly “bulldozed” whenever they had the ball, despite being 20kg lighter than their opponents. We chalk this down as a learning experience, realising we will have to be faster and saver in ball handling to stand a chance against such teams in the future, but overall the first match day provided plenty of reason for optimism and we are looking forward to the next one, which will be in Cranfield on the 16th October.

Meanwhile, there will be the County U16 championship in which our girls and boys teams are participating on the 9.October and we are hoping for similarly positive experiences there.

Keep in mind that we are always happy to welcome new players, so if it sounds like something you might enjoy, get in touch.

Trainings restarting!

This week we are starting up again our Wednesday trainings (6-7pm junior U16, 7-8pm adults development training) in Chesterton, and next week we will have our first ever trainings in Trumpington on Monday, 6.30-8pm U18s, and 8-10pm adults training. We are looking forward to new and returning players in both sessions! More info on trainings, venues etc can be found here.

 

Beach Handball Fun

Our club sent 3 teams to the British Beach Handball Championships this year: The Cambridge Wolverines (men’s 1), the Cranbridge Crab (men’s 2 with support from some Cranfield players!) and the Cambridge Honeybadgers (women’s team). All teams showed some great handball and reached quaterfinal stages for Sunday, but unfortunately Saturday night proved to have been too much fun, and so the first games of the day were lost, meaning that the women’s went into the plate competition, while the men’s teams were knocked out directly. Eventually, the women’s also lost out at the semifinal stage of the plate competition, but great fun was had by all, and we are definitely going back for more next season! Below a selection of photos from the weekend.

Beach1 beach2 beach3 beach4

Watch the Olympics online, join us for the new season!

For the next couple of weeks, some awesome handball is being played in Rio during the Olympics, which means you have the chance to watch some great games.

Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/rio-2016/schedule to find the schedule and stream matches live!

If you now developed a the taste for handball and would like to try it out for yourself, why not get in touch with us and start playing?! We are welcoming new players (experienced or beginners) in our development training sessions on Wednesday that will start up again on the 7th of September. Get in touch and let us know if you are interested in joining!

Subscribe to our fixture calendars

To make it easier for you to keep track of all the fixtures, you can subscribe to calendars. Google and Apple calendar links are provided below. If the calendar is synchronising regularly with your calendar, you will always have the most up to date information for the matches.

There is an overall calendar which has all Cambridge fixtures for this season in it (including U16 county competition, U18 F team, Men’s 1st and 2nd team, women’s team, Cup competition and EHF Challenge Cup competition):

http://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cambridgehandball.com%2Fblog%2Fcalendar%2Fcambridge-all-matches-20162017%3Ffeed%3Dsp-ical

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A calendar for the women’s S8 league:

http://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cambridgehandball.com%2Fblog%2Fcalendar%2Fwomens-s8-match-20162017%3Ffeed%3Dsp-ical

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A calendar for the men’s S8 league:

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A calendar for the men’s RDL league:

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A calendar for the U18 girls league:

http://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cambridgehandball.com%2Fblog%2Fcalendar%2Fu18-f-calendar-20162017%3Ffeed%3Dsp-ical

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Junior fixtures for 2016/2017

We have a preliminary calendar for the weekends when there are likely to be matches for either the U16 boys or girls teams, or the U18 girls team next season. Please find below the list. Note that these are still not confirmed and we will only know exact times and dates, once the opponents and venues are confirmed. Information will be updated on the website as and when we receive it and also communicated to everyone by email.

Season statistics

Below you can find statistics for the teams and overall club for this season. By clicking on the criterium you care about, it will sort the lists accordingly, i.e. by goal/appearances/etc.  Have fun exploring.

Women’s Team

Player2 minRCYCGoals/match2 min/matchGoalsAppearances
engPippa Mugan0000.090.0111
gbrNikoletta Rau4126.270.46911
porAlexandra Gonçalves3011.100.31110
gerÁgnes Föglein5024.000.54010
rouAlexandra Vaideanu2021.400.21410
gerAnka H8143.440.9319
ltuGrété Morkvénaité2007.220.2659
gerTalitha Veith0001.600.085
hunErika Polgár0001.250.054
espGarazi Gómez de Segura Solay0010.670.023
espAnna Bru Revert1010.330.313
itaVanessa Polito0000.000.003
hunKrisztina Baranyi0011.000.022
fraSarah Fardin0002.000.042
albAnisa Lulo0000.000.001

Men’s S8 league

Player2 minRCYCGoals/match2 min/matchGoalsAppearances
espAlejandro Garcia Costa8046.140.68614
hunZsolt Majoros6034.460.55813
hunLevente Kovács2031.330.21612
gerFlorian Ströhl5047.000.48412
fraTom Douville3012.090.32311
espJose Ballester Beltran3004.550.35011
fraThibaut Page3023.450.33811
engTobias Barber0011.910.02111
fraNicolas Martin1001.500.11510
fraJean-Daniel Malcor0020.110.019
engKevin Guy0000.880.078
porPedro Albuquerque1032.500.2156
gerTim Zuehlsdorff0000.200.015
engOliver Holway0000.000.004
fraPierre Larraufie0000.000.004
engRickie Bailey0000.000.003
rouAdrien Steff0000.500.012
ENJames Moody0000.000.000
Carl Norman0000.000.000
braErick Nagakagi Silva0000.000.000
ESIvan Marrero Diaz0000.000.000
DEJürgen Harter0000.000.000
braFernando Gicci Hernandes0000.000.000

Men’s RDL league

Player2 minRCYCGoals/match2 min/matchGoalsAppearances
engKevin Guy0011.500.01510
fraJean-Daniel Malcor3041.440.3139
engRickie Bailey1020.670.169
braFernando Gicci Hernandes2013.110.2289
fraMichael Vanmalle0001.330.0129
gerTim Zuehlsdorff1000.860.167
engCraig Jamison2031.000.377
engTobias Barber1002.860.1207
denMikkel Birch4006.500.7396
fraNicolas Martin0013.330.0206
fraPierre Larraufie0000.000.004
jorHamza Abdelrahim1014.500.3184
braErick Nagakagi Silva0000.670.023
rouAdrien Steff0015.000.0153
engOliver Holway1001.330.343
fraCedric Grand0000.500.012
kuwHamood Aladwani1006.500.5132
gerFlorian Ströhl0009.000.091
egyAbdelrahman Rashwan0000.000.001
Daniel Gentle0000.000.001
fraTom Douville1000.001.001
fraJean Laveranne0001.000.011
ENJames Moody0000.000.000
Carl Norman0000.000.000

Club overall, including appearances in any of the teams in league and cup – men and women:

Overall Club statistics

Player2 minRCYCGoals/match2 min/matchGoalsAppearances
engGraham Jack0010.000.0024
engKevin Guy0011.200.02420
engTobias Barber2032.400.14820
fraJean-Daniel Malcor4060.840.21619
fraNicolas Martin1012.060.13718
gerFlorian Ströhl6057.400.411115
espAlejandro Garcia Costa8046.130.59215
engRickie Bailey2020.570.1814
gerTim Zuehlsdorff1010.640.1914
hunZsolt Majoros6034.460.55813
espJose Ballester Beltran4004.670.35612
fraTom Douville4011.920.32312
hunLevente Kovács2031.330.21612
fraThibaut Page4023.580.34312
gbrNikoletta Rau4126.270.46911
engPippa Mugan0000.090.0111
rouAlexandra Vaideanu2021.400.21410
gerÁgnes Föglein5024.000.54010
fraMichael Vanmalle0011.300.01310
porAlexandra Gonçalves3011.100.31110
ltuGrété Morkvénaité2007.220.2659
gerAnka H8143.440.9319
braFernando Gicci Hernandes2013.110.2289
fraPierre Larraufie0000.000.008
engOliver Holway1000.570.147
engCraig Jamison2031.000.377
denMikkel Birch4006.500.7396
porPedro Albuquerque1032.500.2156
rouAdrien Steff0013.200.0165
gerTalitha Veith0001.600.085
hunErika Polgár0001.250.054
jorHamza Abdelrahim1014.500.3184
espGarazi Gómez de Segura Solay0010.670.023
braErick Nagakagi Silva0000.670.023
espAnna Bru Revert1010.330.313
itaVanessa Polito0000.000.003
kuwHamood Aladwani1006.500.5132
hunKrisztina Baranyi0011.000.022
fraCedric Grand0000.500.012
fraSarah Fardin0002.000.042
fraJean Laveranne0001.000.011
Daniel Gentle0000.000.001
albAnisa Lulo0000.000.001
egyAbdelrahman Rashwan0000.000.001
ENJames Moody0000.000.000
ESIvan Marrero Diaz0000.000.000
DEJürgen Harter0000.000.000
Carl Norman0000.000.000

Dates announced for next season’s S8 matches

The weekends for the next season’s S8 matches have been announced. Below you can find what weekends the teams are set to play their league rivals, however please note that no exact dates and times have been set yet, and these dates can still change pending on hall bookings and agreements between the teams.

As you can see, our men’s and women’s S8 teams are going to play together most of the season!

Agi voted Female Coach of the Season

We would like to congratulate Agi for being awarded Female Coach of the season, recognising her efforts in coaching both men’s teams and the junior section of the club for the last few years. This year has been particularly successful with the first men’s team which yet again gained qualification to the European Challenge Cup after finishing 3rd in the domestic league.