Thursday, 31 October 2013

Scorchers secure silverware

UCLan Scorchers Handball Club won their first ever trophy as our Women's team claimed victory in a tournament at Liverpool John Moores University.

Scorchers entered teams in both the Men's and Women's sections of the event which also saw John Moores, University of Liverpool, Manchester, Manchester Met and Bangor represented.

The ladies won their final 6-1 against University of Liverpool, with the highlight being Kimberley Fullwood's spectacular lob which put the team 3-1 ahead. Our Men's team were third after day one, having enjoyed victory over Manchester Met and a draw with Bangor. They eventually had to settle for 5th place, with John Moores beating Manchester in the final.

Chairman Nick Gaunt was delighted with both teams' efforts: "I'm incredibly proud of the achievements this club has made in it's first ever venture away from UCLan. After just three weeks of training we've achieved so much with no funding.

"I'm ecstatic the girls came away with a trophy, and I thank everyone for the effort they've put in to help us win. Our men battled very bravely on the final day with a depleted squad. Everything we do here helps us edge our way closer to full BUCS status. Handball is a huge sport with a massive fan base and it's time we got the recognition we deserve."

For further details about the club and how to get involved please email Nick Gaunt.

(Image permission: Surya Jonckheere)

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