10th March 2020
Image: AECC. Women's Cup winners
AECC were crowned Women’s Cup Champions at the British University Championships at Medway Park, while Nottingham Trent won the Men’s Cup.
AECC beat Loughborough University 11-10 in a thrilling Women’s Cup final. Another nail-biter saw Nottingham Trent edge past Strathclyde 15-14 in the Men’s Cup.
Essex University took the Women’s Shield with a 10-7 win against Bangor University. The Men’s Shield went to Lincoln University after they ran out 13-3 winners against Portsmouth University.
Glasgow University lifted the Women’s Plate after beating Birmingham University 16-5, while Essex University beat Glasgow University in the Men’s Plate final.
In the Men’s Trophy Dundee University beat Brunel University 11-7 in the final.
England Handball National Competitions Manager John Pearce said: "The British University Handball Championships continues to be a hugely popular event with an electric atmosphere."
He thanked the referees and the venue for their part in the successful event,adding: “The event wouldn't go ahead with out the hard work of the EHA referees who have excelled during a 14-hour working day.
“A special mention also has to go to Medway Council for their continued support of the event which has been fantastic and, of course, the ladies from Rainham Girls School who were table officials for the entire weekend.
“We hope to gain BUCS inclusion for the coming season and will be looking at more opportunities for university competition and development for next season.”