Oceania Handball Nations Cup


The Oceania Handball Nations Championship was the official competition for senior national handball teams of Oceania, and took place every two years. In addition to crowning the Oceania champions, the tournament also served as a qualifying tournament for the World Handball Championship. Also played is the Pacific Handball Cup where states of other countries such as New Caledonia, Tahiti and Wallis and Futuna (France) and Marshall Islands, Guam and America Samoa (USA) who are ineligible for International Handball Federation world championship events, compete against member nations.

Oceania Handball Nations Cup
SportHandball
Founded1994
Inaugural season1994
Ceased2018
No. of teamsVarious
ContinentOCHF (Oceania)
Most titlesMen:  Australia (8 titles)
Women:  Australia (7 titles)

Men's tournament


Summary

Year Hosts Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1994
Details
Canberra
Australia
59–22
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
1996
Details
Porirua
Australia
48–33
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
2002
Details
Sydney
Australia
Round robin
Vanuatu

Cook Islands
Three teams only
2004
Details
Sydney
Australia
Round robin
New Zealand

Cook Islands
Three teams only
2006
Details
Sydney
Australia
Round robin
New Zealand

Cook Islands
Three teams only
2008
Details
Wellington
New Caledonia
Round robin
Australia

Cook Islands
Round robin
New Zealand
2010
Details
Porirua
Australia
Round robin
New Zealand

Cook Islands
Three teams only
2012
Details
Sydney
Australia
62–20
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
2014
Details
Auckland
Australia
54–36
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
See Asian Handball Championship

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Australia8109
2 New Caledonia1001
3 New Zealand0707
4 Vanuatu0101
5 Cook Islands0055
Totals (5 nations)99523

Participating nations

Nation
1994

1996

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

Years

 Australia 1st1st1st1st1st2nd1st1st1st9
 Cook Islands 3rd3rd3rd3rd3rd5
 New Caledonia 1st1
 New Zealand 2nd2nd2nd2nd4th2nd2nd2nd8
 Vanuatu 2nd1
Teams223334322

Women's tournament


Summary

Year Hosts Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1997
Details
Melbourne
Australia
49–22
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
2005
Details
Sydney
Australia
69–29
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
2007
Details
Sydney
Australia
63–29
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
2009
Details
Brisbane
Australia
Round robin
Queensland

New Zealand
Round robin
New Zealand B
2011
Details
Wellington
Australia
47–28
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
2013
Details
Wellington
Australia
50–35
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
2016
Details
Sydney
Australia
57–21
2 legs

New Zealand
Two teams only
See Asian Handball Championship

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Australia7007
2 New Zealand0617
3 Queensland0101
Totals (3 nations)77115

Participating nations

Nation
1997

2005

2007

2009

2011

2013

2016
Years
 Australia 1st1st1st1st1st1st1st7
 New Zealand 2nd2nd2nd3rd2nd2nd2nd7
 New Zealand B 4th1
Queensland 2nd1
Teams2224222