Sydney Uni Handball Club has been named the Men’s Club Champions at the 2017 Australian and Oceanian Club Championships in Geelong, Victoria.
Hosted by Handball Victoria from 11-14 May, the tournament drew more than 250 players from teams across Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and New Caledonia. The tournament is the largest handball event since the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Following an emphatic 26-11 win over St Kilda HBC in the Semi Final Round, Sydney Uni Handball Club met local rivals UTS Handball Club in the final. A strong first half saw Sydney Uni head into the break with a 15-11 advantage, going on to win the match 30-24. Dutch National Daan Versleeuwen scored seven goals for Sydney Uni, followed by Sebastian Mess with five and Luka Krajnc and Vincente Sancho, both with four. A full results table is available here.
The victory sees the Sydney Uni Handball Club qualify for the International Handball Federation Super Globe in Qatar this August.