Handball at Loughborough caters for everyone from beginner to professional and have different squads to suit everyone’s abilities.

Athletic Union Club


Loughborough University Students' Handball Club has five teams; two women’s teams and three men’s teams. We compete in the Midland’s Regional League, North Regional League, National League North, and Under 19 Boy’s North League, as well as both the England Handball National Cup and the British Universities Handball Championships.

Our teams are split into Performance and Development. For the Performance team, you should be able to play at a high level, with the necessary experience to compete at high national and international level. However, if you have little playing experience but the necessary attributes to be a part of the Performance team, you still may be considered to play for this team.

For the Development team, if you are a student willing to learn the basic skills needed to become a player in the Performance team, then this is the team for you. This team is a great way to learn how to play the game, and learn the tactics, technique and teamwork involved. Previous playing experience is desired but not necessary.

Our teams train three times per week, with two handball sessions and one fitness session. We mainly train in Sir David Wallace Sports Hall. Our club also has a great social side with many trips and events organised throughout the academic year.

Hall Sport (IMS)

We encourage you to compete in Handball for your halls of residence in IMS competitions held throughout the year. You compete in teams against other halls, and these competitions are always great fun.

My Lifestyle

Handball is also available through the My Lifestyle initiative, where you can give the sport a go and have loads of fun at the same time.