In less than one month the 2017 Australian
and Oceanian Handball Club Championships (AOCC) will throw off in Geelong,
Victoria to determine the champion club teams in both the men’s and women’s
categories. The AOCC is the premier club event on the Oceania and Australian
calendars, and not only serves to find the new title holders but also as the
direct qualification pathway to the 2017 IHF Super Globe.
With more than 250 players registered for
the tournament in Corio Leisuretime Centre from May 11 to 14, the
AOCC has grown significantly and this year’s edition will be the biggest single
handball event in Australia since the 2000 Olympic Games.
The men’s competition will see eight teams
vying for the title: Melbourne HC, Olympique de Noumea, Saint Kilda HBC, UTS
Handball Club A, UTS Handball Club B, West Adelaide Handball Club, Wolves HC,
and five-time champions Sydney Uni. Sydney Uni have represented Oceania at five
consecutive IHF Super Globe events in Doha, Qatar.
The women’s event will be contested between
AS Dumbea, Auckland Handball, Canterbury Quakes, Deakin South Side, Melbourne
HC, Sydney Uni and UTS Handball Club.
information can be found on the official AOCC website here.