Handball Captain Sadie KirkNordin Catic with permission for Varsity

Who is your sporting idol?

Jessica Ennis-Hill and also any handball player.

What is your best sporting moment?

When I was asked to train with the GB Handball Futures team.

Worst sporting moment?

Breaking my ankle during last year’s handball Varsity match against Oxford.

Why handball?

It’s such an amazing sport – it’s fast and exciting. Games are usually really close and score lines tend to go very high with teams often scoring 20–40 goals each per match so there’s always lots to watch and do! Plus it keeps you really fit and there’s always something new to try out with the team like a new play or move.

What does a ‘typical’ handball session look like?

A warm-up (normally including a fun warm-up game that gets everyone involved). Several drills and then usually we end with a proper game of handball.

Is it easy for beginners to pick up?

Handball is super easy for beginners to pick up! There are only a few simple rules to learn and the skills used are common in a lot of other sports too.

Any pre-match rituals?

Playing some good music before and during the warm-up and generally keeping it relaxed before the game.

Why is the handball team the best?

The handball team is really close, everyone is super kind and trainings are always challenging but a really good laugh too. It’s an amazing environment to train in because everyone is so encouraging. We also have great weekly socials to unwind after a busy Cambridge week!


Mountain View

Captain’s Corner: Hare and Hounds

Who should we look out for this year?

Flo, Sam and Gabi are definitely our players to watch this year!

What is the best bit about being captain?

Getting to be more involved in a sport and team that I love!

Worst bit about being captain?


Varsity predictions?

A Cambridge win (of course).

Where can we follow handball in Cambridge?

Instagram: @cambridgeunihandball

Facebook: Cambridge University Handball Club