Students playing handball

Handball Club

Handball is a fast-paced indoor sport popular across the world

Handball is a fast-paced, indoor, team sport which is popular across the world. We play and train in St Paul's sports hall twice a week and compete in regular competitions.

Our club won the silver medal in BUCS 20/21 and the silver medal in England Handball 19/20... Join us as we push for gold medals.

Club membership - 2023/24

You can join our club for the second half of the 2023/24 academic year for;

  • Compete: £57.50
  • Play: £32.50

This membership will be available from Tuesday 9 January 2024.

Training Sessions at Ravelin Sports Centre

  • Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm
  • Wednesday 6.30am-9.00am
  • Thursday (Play Sessions) 4.00pm-5.30pm


Regular BUCS competitions against other university clubs, hosted in Ravelin Sports Centre and at other universities.

Memberships to join our clubs for the 23/24 year are now open. Please note: for some clubs you need to attend trials before purchasing a membership. Contact the club for more information.

Three students before a sports game

Play Memberships

Lots of our clubs offer Play Memberships, a more casual way to play without committing to a year membership. Most Play Memberships are £65 for the academic year (with some exceptions).

The sports included are:

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LGBTQ+ sports club guidance

We welcome all students to take part in non-competitive sports and we recognise the health and wellbeing benefits of being active. Competitive sports are bound by specific policies governed by the sport's National Governing Body which may be less inclusive. Please find below inclusion guidance for our club.

Mixed-gender Club Trans-gender Club Non-binary Club Gender-queer Club
Yes Partially Partially Partially
Can compete in Male or Female tournaments hosted by BUCS. Lack of clarity on participation. Individuals who need support are advised to contact BUCS and Anyone can attend weekly Play sessions without disclosing their assigned gender at birth.

Play: Yes - anyone can take part in our Play sessions if you hold the relevant membership.

Train: Inclusivity dependant - individuals would have to train for competitions linked to their assigned gender at birth.

Compete:  Inclusivity dependant - individuals would have to train for competitions linked to their assigned gender at birth.