North Regional League Men:
The University of Birmingham’s Men’s Handball team is proving to be an unstoppable force, maintaining an impressive undefeated streak with a perfect record of 7 victories from 7 games. However, Nottingham 2 are hot on their heels, having a game in hand and ready to pounce should the leaders slip up. The race for the top spot is intense, and fans can expect nail-biting matches as the season progresses. Meanwhile, newcomers Sheffield are finding their footing, working hard to break into the top half of the table in a keenly contested bottom half.
South 1 Men:
In the South 1 Men’s division, Oxford University are showcasing their dominance, mirroring their success in the 2023 BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) championships. The team remains unchallenged at the top of the table, eyeing an undefeated season as they head into 2024. Their stellar form is a testament to their prowess in both domestic and university-level competitions.
Poole Phoenix, boasting a young and talented squad, have secured promotion with an unblemished record. The team is now setting its sights on a promising cup run, facing South 1 Bristol for a coveted quarter-final spot. In contrast, newcomers Somerset Spartans and Bucks Mavericks are battling at the bottom, eager to secure crucial victories and avoid the last-place position.
The Southeast Men’s division sees an intense battle at the top between Chelsea 2 and Islington 3, both clubs locked in a fierce competition for bragging rights and the coveted top position. With equal points and games played, Chelsea 2 holds a slight advantage due to head-to-head results. At the bottom, Bishop Stortford and Artic Falcons are fighting to avoid the undesirable bottom spot, adding an extra layer of drama to the league.
South 2 – Women:
In the Women’s South 2 division, West London Eagles 2 and Islington are engaged in a thrilling battle for potential promotion. West London Eagles 2 currently holds a firm grip at the top, making it a challenging task for their rivals to knock them off. Meanwhile, Oxford secured a comfortable victory against Poole in the National Cup, progressing to the next stages and maintaining a strong third-place position in the regional league. The lower half of the table sees Chelsea 2, Poole Phoenix, and Bristol in a fierce fight for supremacy. As the competition heats up, fans can anticipate more exciting clashes in the coming weeks.