Welcome to Manchester Handball Club

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Join Us For A New Season!

We're getting ready for a new season of handball, so it's a great time to come and join us!

Whether you're completely new or have played for years, we have a team and training sessions for you. Just contact us and come and play handball in Manchester! You can also check out our training times and just come along - your first session is always free!

Latest Results

Men 1 - Sun 10th Mar - Coventry (A) D :

Men 2 - Sat 9th Feb - University of Leeds (H) D :

Women - Sun 27th Jan - Newcastle (H) D :

Next Games

Game Week One – MHC VS Liverpool

Thursday 11th October 2018

Oct 6th 2018 – Manchester Velodrome.

MHC Men 1 kicked off their 2018/19 National Championship North Campaign with a tough home fixture against Liverpool Handball Club, with the recently relegated Super 8 Club looking assert their playoff credentials with a good away win.

From the outset, the game was a tense affair, with no team able to establish their dominance. Liverpool capitalised on good passes to the line and inventive one-on-one wing play to score the majority of their goals, while Manchester employed set pieces and backcourt shooting to devastating effect. Unfortunately, however, this game would not be remembered as attacking master class, but more for the strong and reliable defences employed by both teams. Ultimately it was Liverpool who came on top in the early stages, and the first half ended with the away team leading by a single goal 10 -11.

The second half followed much the same pattern as the first with the teams level coming into the final seconds of the game. Unfortunately for MHC, tired legs and tired minds eventually proved costly with the home side missing the opportunity to pull ahead. The late game mistakes were compounded when Liverpool where awarded a penalty with six seconds left to play. The goal was duly dispatched leaving MHC to dust itself off and prepare for their next meeting in what is sure to be a fiercely competitive season.

Week 1 Scores

Final Score MHC 20 – Liverpool 21.
Final Score Coventry HC 30 – Lboro Handball Club 26.

Preseason 2018

Tuesday 31st July 2018

MHC are back, and after a busy summer off the court it is now time to get back on it and gear up for the new season. Preseason fitness sessions begin 04/08/2018 – 11:00-13:00 at Levenshulme High School, M19 1FS.

£5 per session or £20 for a full month (5 training sessions). First session is free for new players.

Sessions are open to the men’s and women’s team as well as newcomers.

Remember to bring water and a towel. It’s going to get HOT!


Summer Break & End of Season Review

Tuesday 31st July 2018

As the dust settles on another season, MHC can reflect on a successful year both it’s Men’s and Women’s teams. While not quite enough to deliver promotion to the top tier of English Handball, all of the teams performed admirably with strong showings in both the league and cup competitions.

The Men’s First Team fought a season-long battle with Coventry and Loughborough for the right to represent the north in the Super 8 playoff, but unfortunately the boys couldn’t quite get the job done as they finishing runners-up to Coventry, pipped to the divisional crown by the Shark’s strong defence and physical style of play. Despite the disappointment, the team were able to celebrate with an end of season win against Leeds Beckett closing out the year with a 31 – 21 victory.

The Men’s Second Team also saw success employing a high-tempo, dynamic style of play that stifled opposition attacks and rarely let in goals. Their fast-break style was a prominent feature of the team’s play as evidenced in the final game of the season where they ran out comfortable winners against Lincoln 30 – 21.

The Women’s First Team built on the success of the 16/17 season with another strong showing in the Northern Women’s Development League, however, the real standout was their performances in the National Women’s Shield Cup competition. The Women’s team reached the semi-finals eventually losing out to a strong Loughborough side, freshly crowned as Women’s University Champions. The cup run was particularly pleasing as the women were able to parlay their cup form into strong showings in the league confirming their status as a rising force. Unfortunately, the additional games eventually took their toll on the women and with the team rounded out the season with a 21 – 28 loss to Leeds.

MHC would like to congratulate all of the teams on a fantastic year. With the season closed the committee are already putting plans in motion to ensure 18/19 will be another strong year for the club.

Please check back soon for updates regarding pre-season sessions and other exciting news!


Training Update and Christmas Holidays

Monday 4th December 2017

We are BACK to our ORIGINAL TRAINING LAYOUT from this week.
Please find details below:

Women: 7:30 – 9:00pm at Burnage Academy for Boys (M19 1FG)

Men 7:30 – 9:00pm at Burnage Academy for Boys (M19 1FG)

Men and Women 7:00 – 9:00pm at Velodrome (M11 4DQ)

U12 6:00 – 7:00pm at Pars Wood High School (M20 5PG)
U18 7:00 – 8:00pm at Pars Wood High School

This year, CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS will start on 18th of December until 3rd of January, so THERE IS NO TRAINING during this period. We are back on training on Thursday, 4th of January, at Velodrome and we will follow the layout above.

If you have any questions, please contact your coach or members of the Committee.

Training Update For The Next Few Weeks

Tuesday 7th November 2017

The velodrome IS NOT AVAILABLE until 2nd of December, so we have a NEW TRAINING LAYOUT for the following weeks.
The new layout STARTS THIS WEEK, find details below:

WOMEN 7:30 – 9:00pm at Burnage Academy for Boys

MEN 7:30 – 9:00pm at Burnage Academy for Boys

MEN 7:30 – 9:00pm at Burnage Academy for Boys

JUNIORS 6:00 – 7:00pm at Pars Wood High School (M20 5PG)
WOMEN 7:00 – 8:30pm at Pars Wood High School

If you have any question, please contact your coach or a member of the committee.