Olympic Catuvellauni (pronounced Cat-oo-well-orn-ee) was formed in the summer of 2013 by Chris Rivett.
The Olympic aspect is in recognition of forming a London 2012 legacy, inspired by the games, whilst Catuvellauni is a nod to the Celtic tribe that emerged in ancient Britain to become one of the most powerful tribes in Southern England.
Catuvellauni’s territory covered several counties and, given the expectation that the club’s work will stretch beyond Northamptonshire’s borders, the name was adopted to recognise that.
In June 2013 Olympic Catuvellauni announced that they had formed a handball team that will be based in Milton Keynes.
The Oly Cats Handball Club will play in the Midlands regional development league, one division below the Super 8s, the top level of handball in this country.
They were formed in partnership with Great Britain handball captain and goalkeeper Bobby White – who led the men’s team at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Bobby was appointed as the club’s player-coach, returning to play in his home city after competing in Denmark, Austria, Greece and France in the build-up to London 2012.
December 2015 saw the launch of a Futsal Academy, headed up by Howard Willmott.