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Vardar is a handball club from Skopje and the Macedonian champion in handball. The team participates in the regional SEHA Gazprom League, EHF Champions League and the Macedonian Handball Super League.
‘HC Vardar was founded in 1961, as part of the Vardar Sports Club in Skopje, which has been existing since 1947. The club began to rise to power in the last decade of the past century. Vardar is a record-breaker having become a Macedonian champion 10 times.
Vardar participates in regional SEHA – Gazprom League, EHF Champions League and the Macedonian Handball Super League, and was the first winner of SEHA League. On 15 April 2012, Vardar defeated Metalurg at the Zagreb final to become the first SEHA League champion. The second season in the SEHA League Vardar finished with the title of vice-champion after HC Zagreb’s defeat at F4 tournament final in Skopje’.
Two strong meanings
The fan organization which supports the Macedonian sport clubs that compete under the name of Vardar, both RK Vardar in handball and FK Vardar in football, is called Komiti, often known also as Komiti Skopje.
The organization was noticed for the first time in the year 1985, on the west stand, where the most fanatic fans of Vardar always operated. In 1987, on ‘the west’, for the first time since existence of the club a banner with the writing ‘Komiti’ was noticed. The goal of the organization was pushing their team forward and promoting the country.
Komiti was the name that everyone at the moment agreed for as to be the most acceptable. The reason for it was simple: ‘When the Balkans were in the Middle Ages under occupation by the Ottomans, young Macedonians under the name ‘Komiti’ had organized themselves in order to fight against the tyranny. This name is very strong and the meaning of the name is closely linked with their goals, this is why they decided not to use one of the standard unimaginative names. And so, the name ‘Komiti’ was selected for the new born group.
There’s no city in Macedonia or ex-Yugoslavia which Komiti have not visited. Many times they were named as the strongest and the largest supporting group that comes from Balkan.