November 16, 2022

Marta Bon: “While men were always called “experts”, “analysts”, I was just Marta Bon”

No path to success is easy. Especially if you are woman in so called men’s world. Thanks to the strong women who are fighting against reducing values and neglecting, the women’s future (in sport) is brighter than ever. “We women must believe in ourselves and follow our qualities” says one […]
October 11, 2022

International referees’ day – Maike Merz and Tanja Kuttler

“Women should take the opportunity that they have nowadays, to do this very challenging and great job. The more female referees we have, the less we are standing out and it will be easier for all of us.” While almost everything has its own day to celebrate in the year, […]
October 10, 2022

Maida Arslanagic: ”I am coming from a handball family, but handball wasn’t the first sport that I played!”

From a young age, she simply saw herself in the sports world. Maida Arslanagic is a well-known handball player who spent her career playing for numerous clubs and the Croatian national team. But, did you know that handball was not her first choice? Or that she started a handball school […]
June 8, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS Total Movement: „We combine a high level of science and practical application in physical performance training and everything it encompasses.“

      In the world of the physical preparation of athletes, two names stand out. Tanja Sarenac and Maja Ivanovic, sports scientists and former athletes, who work together for the past 24 years have co-founded Total Movement, a company focused on performance coaching. Tanja and Maja, colleagues from the […]
May 9, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Karlo Sporer: “Physiotheraphy is an interesting job that brings a lot of great things”

      The next guest of our ‘’Off the court talks’’ is Karlo Sporer, a physiotherapist who is working in the handball and taekwondo world. Besides, talking about his sports studio, experience with the national team, and work with professional athletes from various sports disciplines, he also emphasized the […]
April 14, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Dimitar Manevski: ”It was love at first sight and it simply won me over”

      In the latest in our ”Off the court talks” we welcomed Dimitar Manevski who has been doing his job as a physiotherapist for more than 15 years. He instantly fell in love with physiotherapy and now he is an expert in Kinesiotherapy. From football clubs in North […]
April 13, 2022

Youth Movement Power promoting inclusivity and developing sports equality among children

Youth Movement Power project, whose ambassadors are Mateo Kovacic, Croatian football player currently playing for Chelsea, Slavko Goluza and Mirza Dzomba, former handball players and Olympic gold medallists, is scheduled from 13 to 16 April 2022 in famous Croatian region Istria. Let us introduce this international sports and education program […]
April 11, 2022

Handball beyond traditional European perspective

Handball. One of the oldest sports played with a ball in the world. Handball is a team sport played by seven players for 60 minutes. For the longest time sports experts claimed that handball is seen as a European sport because only Europan teams played a major role on the […]
March 11, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Makedonka Siljanoska: “This is a profession you need to love!”

      In the latest interview in the series “OFF THE COURT TALKS” we welcomed Makedonka Siljanoska who has been working as a physiotherapist for 18 years. She began her career at a surgery clinic, and now is working as a physiotherapist in HC Vardar 1961. Besides talking about […]
March 7, 2022

IWD | Anja Althaus: “Never be afraid of challenges. The challenges are the fun part.”

Last but not least in our IWD series is one true handball star. She inherited her love for handball from her mom and her aunts with whom she played at the beginning of her career. In her magnificent career, she played in top clubs. She played 243 matches for the […]
March 6, 2022

IWD | Diana Veljanovska: ”After watching Balic and Metlicic, handball simply became a sport I can watch anytime!”

The next guest in our campaign dedicated to all the women in the handball world is a handball fan and physiotherapist – Diana Veljanovska. Diana is a young woman currently working as a physiotherapy intern in one clinic in Croatian city Opatija. She also works as a physiotherapist on kids’ […]
March 5, 2022

IWD | Biljana Crvenkoska: ‘’When you raise the trophy you feel as if the world is yours!”

Do you know that our next guest, in the IWD series of interviews, is the first female assistant coach in the history of the SEHA League and the EHF Champions League who won those two competitions with Vardar 1961 in the same year? We proudly present you the star of […]
March 4, 2022

IWD | Bojana Jelicic: ”Be aware of the need to continuously invest in yourself and your knowledge’’

From a young age, she simply saw herself on the court helping others. Since the psychological aspect is becoming very important in the sports world we talked with a woman who truly inspires – sports psychologist Bojana Jelicic. Bojana shared her story with us and you cannot simply pass by […]
March 3, 2022

IWD | Nina Kraljevski: “There is a hidden story behind this sport.”

She inherited the love for handball from her dad, who is a famous Serbian handball coach. She created her own path by playing handball in three different countries and later becoming a physiotherapist. She couldn’t imagine her life without handball, so it only took her 30 minutes to decide to […]
March 2, 2022

IWD | Ines Goda Forjan: “I try to be a professional, but also remain human.”

As we mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we continue with the series of interviews with women in the handball world. Today’s guest is Ines Goda Forjan, a Croatian journalist who became the face of all major handball competitions for one of the most popular Croatian TV station. Her […]
March 1, 2022

IWD | Marija Lojanica: “Handball is my sport!”

March. The month when the world marks International Women’s Day. This day is special for the Be8player project because today we present you the first out of seven interviews we did with the women from the handball world, ahead of 8 March 2022. The goal is to celebrate International Women’s […]
October 19, 2015

Be the 8th player of your team!

It is a project that connects fans at the stands. That is why we have decided to launch a web site ‘Be 8 player’ as well as the social network accounts with the same name and content only for you. The goal is promote friendship at the stands with the positive attitude and in a fair manner.
October 24, 2016

It is about you!

You, are an important link in victory of every club. You are their eight player and you are the reason for this project. The main goal of this project is to bring more fans at the stands, to connect fans from all around the world with zero tolerance on violence, togetherness and friendship.
October 24, 2016

Best Handball Fan Contest 2016/2017

First two weeks we are posting photos of you, which we have taken during the matches at the start of the season, and with the beginning of the third week we are rewarding your photos.
December 5, 2016

First Round of Best Handball Fan Contest is over!

The first round of our ‘Best Handball Fan Contest’ is now closed! In the past month we’ve received just under 200 of your photos which we have enjoyed seeing everyday. The community behind #be8player hashtag has been active daily and with this being said the point of the whole contest […]
December 20, 2016

End of BEST HANDBALL FAN CONTEST – We have a winner!

  Csenge Virághalmi is the ultimate winner of “Best Handball Fan Contest” powered by Be8player. The path to victory wasn’t easy and she had to be one of top 4 most liked photos in our “BHFC” photo album to enter the Final 4 Round, in which the goal was to […]
October 31, 2017

Be8player contest rules 2017/2018

Be8player and SEHA – Gazprom League are giving away prizes! Support your team, tell us what you like about it, come to the match and invite your friends. Take some photos with the players, have fun and don’t forget to use #be8player! This year’s contest starts on the 31st of […]
October 31, 2017

Video: BEST HANDBALL FAN CONTEST 2017/2018

It has been two years since Be8player campaign was launched. We want to show just how the voice from the stands is important, we still want to be the best 8th player. That is why we want to encourage our dear fans to promote handball across social media, but also […]
December 21, 2017

Be8player Best Handball Fan Contest ending

After almost 2 months, we are proud to finally announce the winner of our contest! The fans collected hundreds of likes on their comments in the First Round, and 14 of them went to Round Two. That time, they sent us their fan photos for a chance to win 2 […]
April 15, 2018

Champions of the 7th SEHA – Gazprom League season!

For the fourth time Vardar is winner of the SEHA – Gazprom League. The champions took a hard-earned, but deserved 26:24 final victory against PPD Zagreb in the Sports Centre Jane Sandanski in Skopje. The match was extremely close, half time was ended with 14:15. Zagreb gave Vardar a tough […]
November 16, 2018

Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 3 is just a few days away!

SEHA December is always full of action, on and off the court. Players are on their duty, making sure their team has the best score before the Christmas break while the fans compete to win the Best Handball Fan of the season title. This December is no exception! On 26th […]
November 17, 2018

Best Handball Fan Contest history

Best Handball Fan Contest history   Throwback to the last two Best Handball Fan contests- 2016 and 2017!   Be8player is a project dedicated to fans. It aims to educate the fans about the power of friendship, support, and togetherness in handball. The main goal is to connect the fans with their favourite clubs and bring everyone together at the stands. Be8player emphasizes zero […]
November 20, 2018

It’s Universal Children’s Day – #GoBlue

The blue color is a color of #Be8player project, but today has one more meaning because it’s Universal Children’s Day. Today, we are celebrating every child on Earth and we are going blue! Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th each year and its goal is to promote international […]
November 24, 2018

hummel – official partner for the Be8player project!

Less than 48 hours are left until the start of the ‘Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 3’, traditional fan contest organized by the SEHA – Gazprom League. This year, the fans will have a reason more to compete in the contest. The best sportswear industry and leading handball brand became […]
November 26, 2018

Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 3 – Rules

Dear 8th players! It’s already that time of the year when we are saying ‘thank you’ for being here with us and your favourite clubs in one more SEHA – Gazprom League season. Because of that, we prepared something for you. Welcome to the ‘Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 3’! This year […]
November 26, 2018

Be8player Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 3

Dear 8th players! It’s already that time of the year when we are saying ‘thank you’ for being here with us and your favourite clubs in one more SEHA – Gazprom League season. Because of that, we prepared something for you. Welcome to the ‘BestHandball Fan Contest vol. 3’! This […]
November 30, 2018

Best Handball Fan Contest Vol 3: Round 1 is finished!

Well done to everyone who participated in the First Round of the Contest. The quiz was something completely new for the SEHA – Gazprom League fans, so we hope you enjoyed it, learned something new, and are ready to move on with the Contest. It was amazing to see people […]
December 1, 2018

Find out the correct answers to the QUIZ from Round 1

Which club is the reigning SEHA champion? Vardar PPD Zagreb Paris Saint-Germain Which player won the 2017/18 MVP award for the regular season and the Final 4 of the SEHA – Gazprom League? Igor Karacic Mikkel Hansen Luka Cindric How many goals did Halil Jaganjac score in the 2017/2018 season? […]
December 7, 2018

It’s time for the Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 3 round 2!

For the third year in a row,Be8player will uniquely reward the fans of SEHA clubs. This year’s contest is organized in three rounds, and now, it’s time for the 2nd round. The 1st round is behind us, the impatiently-awaited contest started with a quiz on 26th of November. Fans of […]
December 20, 2018

The Contest is finished and the winner is…

It’s the time of giving and holiday spirit, and after almost a month, we are proud and happy to see eight players getting deserved prizes. Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 3, this year organised with hummel for the first time, had reached the end, and the final winner was announced […]
February 27, 2019

The main prize has made it to its winner!

Since it was announced that Vardar fan Katarina Jordanovska won the main prize of Be8player’s Best Handball Fan Contest vol.3, we could not wait to actually give the prize to Katarina. Well, now we did it. And it was in style!  Katarina was awarded the prize before the start of […]
March 11, 2019

Reserve your time for the SEHA – Gazprom League Final 4!

Attention please! The thing we waited for a long time, we now finally know! It has been officially confirmed that the eighth SEHA – Gazprom League Final 4 will be in Brest, on 2nd and 3rd of April, 2019! Top-class handball, spectacular artistic program, action and attraction in the stands, […]
April 1, 2019

Stars and excited juveniles share Kids’ Day in Brest

There were no matches scheduled for SEHA Gazprom League F4 Monday but that does not mean all the other activities couldn’t take place in Brest, Belarus with kids and juveniles being given a chance to spend some time with their idols like Josip Eres and Artur Karvatski (PPD Zagreb) as […]
April 3, 2019

Katarina Jordanovska’s diary: Off to the final!

Vardar are off to the final, going for the 5th SEHA – Gazprom League trophy after a very tough match against MeshkovBrest, a match that wasn’t easy to watch.  What an amazing day! When we got inside the arena, we got greeted by an avid Meshkov Brest fan – Vladimir, […]
April 5, 2019

Katarina Jordanovska’s Diary: We did it again!

We did it again! Vardar won their 5th trophy in the SEHA – Gazprom League, and I was there to witness it! Even though many Vardar fans expected an easy win against PPD Zagreb, it was a tough match, a true Final 4 battle to the very end. What an […]
April 8, 2019

Be8player corner at SEHA Final 4 in Brest

Be8player corner was an essential part of the spectacular 2019 SEHA – Gazprom League Final 4.The most colorful piece of the beautiful Arena attracted many spectators that wanted to be a part of the big event. It was the second time SEHA Final 4 was held in Brest, and some […]
May 5, 2019

Book your tickets, pack your suitcases, Vardar are going to Cologne!

After an incredible quarter-final in the EHF Champions League, we now know which four teams will travel to Cologne to fight for the European title. Vardar will be the only team that has appeared at the Final 4, both last year and this year since not one of the French […]
June 5, 2019

Fairytale continues: Thousands of Red&Black hearts for the Macedonian miracle

Thousands of hearts, all as one, the Macedonian sky painted in red and incredible fans with the same goal – to welcome the heroes and to celebrate the European trophy with the golden generation. With the spectacular finish of the season, Skopje was too small for all the fans that […]
July 29, 2019

Prepare your cheering props – the new season is around the corner

Another season full of excitement and amazing handball is in front of us. Twelve teams that booked their tickets for the 9th edition of the SEHA – Gazprom League will face a lot of challenging moments on the court. Besides good tactics, great skills and team spirit, they will need […]
September 1, 2019

Be8player school kit giveaway

SEHA – Gazprom League is back, more exciting than ever before! The new, 9th season will be full of exciting moments and amazing surprises. Because fans are such an important part of the SEHA family, we decided to make your days even better. Our loud and loyal 8th players will […]
November 15, 2019

Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4 is just around the corner

The team’s most valuable supporters never fail to amaze us with their incredible cheering. Now, it’s time to give back something to the brilliant 8th players who are the integral part of the SEHA family. Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4 will be the perfect chance for fans to show […]
November 16, 2019

Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4 – Rules

This year’s Contest is organized together with SEHA – Gazprom League and hummel in three rounds. First round will start on Monday, 18th of November 2019 and will end on Sunday, 24th of November 2019. Here you will take our quiz! Second round starts on 25th of November and lasts until 28th of November. In this period 20 quiz takers with […]
November 16, 2019

Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4: Round 1 has started!

The long awaited Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4 has officially started! After months of anticipation, all handball enthusiasts now have the chance to show why are they the best handball fans out there and why they deserve the title of the most supportive 8th players. All the amazing prizes […]
November 26, 2019

It’s time for Round 2 of Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4

In the first round handball enthusiasts all over the SEHA world participated in the Be8player quiz and showed their handball knowledge. Now that the Round 1 has finished, excitement continues in the Round 2!  In this one, 20 fastest quiz takers with the most correct answers will show us their […]
November 30, 2019

Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4 : Round 2 is finished!

Round 2 of this season’s Best Handball Fan Contest is officially over. Just like in the previous round, you once again showed us that you are one of the best 8th players out there. By thinking of a Be8player hashtag, your creativity peeked through and amazed us. Now, 10 most […]
November 30, 2019

Final Round of the Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4 is on

The most precious and wonderful time of  year is approaching which means that hummel, SEHA Claus and their little elves will reward most supportive 8th players in weeks that are to come.  Two exciting rounds of the Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4 are behind us which means that Final Round […]
December 6, 2019

Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4: Round 3 is finished!

Round 3 of this season’s Best Handball Fan Contest is officially over. The most creative and most loyal fans have completed all three steps and are now waiting to find out which one of them will win the main prize.    They have left us speechless with their photos in which […]
December 18, 2019

We are two days away from the winner announcement

The most exciting part of this year’s Best Handball Fan Contest is in front of us. We are only two days away from finding out who is the best 8th player of the year.  One of the finalists that succesfully completed all three steps along the way took SEHA stars’ […]
December 20, 2019

Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4: we have a winner!

Best Handball Fan Contest vol. 4 has reached it’s peak! After three rounds and many incredible fan moments, we have finally found out who takes the title this year! Because this is the time of giving, it’s now the right moment to reward the best, most loyal and most creative […]
February 25, 2020

The City of Basketball to host SEHA-Gazprom League Final 4 Spectacle!

Knock knock! Who’s there? Information we’ve all been waiting for!  After Zagreb and Varazdin, another Croatian city gets the honour to host the SEHA-Gazprom League Final 4. Along with four best clubs, YOU, 8th players will come in Zadar, the city of stunning sunsets, beautiful architecture and friendly people. Mark […]
March 6, 2020

Quarter finals are to be played – it means only ONE, Final 4 is around the corner!

Dear 8th players, there is no doubt that you are patiently waiting for SEHA-Gazprom League Quarter finals, now that we know which of your favorite team secured their spot in TOP 8 teams! We are bringing you a short preview. More important thing is to see you at the stands, […]
March 7, 2020

Make sure to get your ticket for SEHA – Gazprom League Final 4 on time!

The time has come for fans to reserve your seats in SC Visnjik – Kresimir Cosic Hall from 3rd to 5th of April 2020! If you’re interested in SEHA Final 4 and want to see your club in action – you can purchase your tickets online, or in every Ulaznice.hr […]
April 13, 2020

Q&A – Vladimir Cupara: ”Family and friends are the most important thing in the world”

The entire handball world has learned, in a short period of time, who Vladimir Cupara is and what he is capable of. 25-year-old goalkeeper has become a key player in both Telekom Veszprem’s and Serbian national team’s successes.  For half a year now, he has been showing his talent in […]
May 12, 2020

Q&A – Fran Mileta: ”Mikita left the biggest mark this season among right wingers”

Young Fran Mileta‘s appearances in Nexe’s jersey this season are another proof of how many good and promising young players SEHA – Gazprom League has. Nexe’s number 7 is a first handball player born in the new millennium who received an invitation for gathering with the Croatian senior national team. […]
May 15, 2020

Happy International Day of Families, 8th players!

We would like to use today’s International Day of Families to remind ourselves, together with you, 8th players and our dear friends, but also all members of the sports community, how important family is for each one of us. We are thanking all the parents who recognized their children’s talent […]
June 8, 2020

Q&A – Aleksa Kljajic: ”8th players are our never-ending support and wind at our back!”

One thing is for sure. Sabac lives for handball. Sabac lives for Metaloplastika. Aleksa Kljajic, right winger for Metaloplastika, often speaks from his heart about Sabac and their loyal 8th players. He doesn’t hide how accepted he feels because Sabac, among other things, reminds him of his place of origin. […]
June 22, 2020

Q&A – Goce Ojleski: “I must be honest and say that I am very nervous as a fan!“

Never enough talking about the important role of 8th players in sports! Our new Q&A star, Eurofarm Pelister’s left winger Goce Ojleski certainly knows that. Whoever came to play in Bitola felt how strong support from the stands can push the team even in the most difficult moments. In the […]
August 30, 2020

Support your team online – become a Virtual Fan!

Besides supporting your team through social networks and watching the matches on TV, SEHA has secured that some lucky fans will still be able to cheer from the sidelines during the Final 4. Virtual Fans will be displayed on the screen next to the court. Players will see you, and […]
August 31, 2020

Dear fans, handball is back!

After a months-long pause, rising like a fallen soldier, our favorite sport is finally back! While hungry for extraordinary goals and excellent saves, only the best handball action is ahead of us and great excitement is filling up the air! Don’t miss the most exciting handball in the region, because […]
September 3, 2020

Competition for the trophy continues!

After dozens of thrilling matches, the season is coming to an end. The best four teams secured themselves a spot at the 9th edition of SEHA Final 4 tournament which will take place in Zadar from 4th to 6th of September 2020. We are only one day away from the […]
September 3, 2020

Where to watch Final 4?

Due to epidemiological measures, you will not be able to watch the tournament on the stands, but do not despair! You can follow the matches and your favorite team on small screens via certain TV channels and platforms. TV live broadcast on the following channels:   Arena Sport (CRO)Arena Sport […]
September 4, 2020

Ready, set, go – it’s Final 4 time!

What happens when the countdown is over? Final 4 starts! A weekend of the best handball moves is here so reserve your favorite spot in front of the TV! Don’t miss to virtually cheer and follow which team will be the best and lift the SEHA trophy at the end!
November 16, 2021

Katarina Jordanovska: “I am sure I can speak for everyone when I say we all missed the stands”

After a year of absence, sports fans are slowly coming back to the stands in full capacity and are enjoying handball again. Apart from that the Be8th player project is celebrating its 6th anniversary this year, and, on that occasion, we felt it’s the right moment to present you the […]
November 25, 2021

Test your knowledge and win Veszprem’s signed match ball

As promised earlier this month, we have a ton of new and interesting content now exclusively available on the SEHA – Gazprom League app and on our social media platforms. We are proud to announce the launch of the SEHA quiz. If you want to test your knowledge, learn something […]
February 18, 2022

VIDEO: “Online coffee date” with Halil Jaganjac

As a part of refreshed and renewed digital strategy for Be8player project and its digital platforms, and in cooperation with SEHA – Gazprom League, handball fans and lovers had a chance to win a video call with Croatian young star – Halil Jaganjac. In January there was activation in the […]
February 28, 2022

Doris Zeljak: “Best things always happen out of love!”

Doris Zeljak is a true handball fan whom you may remember from our 2016 Best Handball Fan Contest. It was our first encounter with Doris, but definitely not the last. She fell in love with handball at a young age and somehow she always crossed paths with handball during her […]
March 1, 2022

IWD | Marija Lojanica: “Handball is my sport!”

March. The month when the world marks International Women’s Day. This day is special for the Be8player project because today we present you the first out of seven interviews we did with the women from the handball world, ahead of 8 March 2022. The goal is to celebrate International Women’s […]
March 2, 2022

IWD | Ines Goda Forjan: “I try to be a professional, but also remain human.”

As we mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we continue with the series of interviews with women in the handball world. Today’s guest is Ines Goda Forjan, a Croatian journalist who became the face of all major handball competitions for one of the most popular Croatian TV station. Her […]
March 3, 2022

IWD | Nina Kraljevski: “There is a hidden story behind this sport.”

She inherited the love for handball from her dad, who is a famous Serbian handball coach. She created her own path by playing handball in three different countries and later becoming a physiotherapist. She couldn’t imagine her life without handball, so it only took her 30 minutes to decide to […]
March 4, 2022

IWD | Bojana Jelicic: ”Be aware of the need to continuously invest in yourself and your knowledge’’

From a young age, she simply saw herself on the court helping others. Since the psychological aspect is becoming very important in the sports world we talked with a woman who truly inspires – sports psychologist Bojana Jelicic. Bojana shared her story with us and you cannot simply pass by […]
March 5, 2022

IWD | Biljana Crvenkoska: ‘’When you raise the trophy you feel as if the world is yours!”

Do you know that our next guest, in the IWD series of interviews, is the first female assistant coach in the history of the SEHA League and the EHF Champions League who won those two competitions with Vardar 1961 in the same year? We proudly present you the star of […]
March 6, 2022

IWD | Diana Veljanovska: ”After watching Balic and Metlicic, handball simply became a sport I can watch anytime!”

The next guest in our campaign dedicated to all the women in the handball world is a handball fan and physiotherapist – Diana Veljanovska. Diana is a young woman currently working as a physiotherapy intern in one clinic in Croatian city Opatija. She also works as a physiotherapist on kids’ […]
March 7, 2022

IWD | Anja Althaus: “Never be afraid of challenges. The challenges are the fun part.”

Last but not least in our IWD series is one true handball star. She inherited her love for handball from her mom and her aunts with whom she played at the beginning of her career. In her magnificent career, she played in top clubs. She played 243 matches for the […]
March 8, 2022

#BreaktheBias – Happy International Women’s Day!

Today the world celebrates International Women’s Day. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. In order to mark this day we did a series of interviews with seven amazing women from the handball world. Among these incredible women were Marija Lojanica, Ines […]
March 11, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Makedonka Siljanoska: “This is a profession you need to love!”

      In the latest interview in the series “OFF THE COURT TALKS” we welcomed Makedonka Siljanoska who has been working as a physiotherapist for 18 years. She began her career at a surgery clinic, and now is working as a physiotherapist in HC Vardar 1961. Besides talking about […]
March 18, 2022

IHF introduces the first resin-free match ball for the Women’s (U18) World Championship

For the first time ever in handball, players at the 2022 IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship will use a resin-free match ball. How is that possible? Thanks to “nendo”, a company led by Oki Sato who developed a new technology in the creation of handballs. A new resin-free ball […]
April 1, 2022

EHF EURO 2024 QUALIFIERS DRAW

Qualifiers draw for the Men’s EHF Euro 2024 in Germany that will be played from 10 January until 28 January was held yesterday in Berlin. A total of 32 teams found out their opponents, which they will face in the EHF Euro 2024 Qualifiers that will run from 12 October […]
April 11, 2022

Handball beyond traditional European perspective

Handball. One of the oldest sports played with a ball in the world. Handball is a team sport played by seven players for 60 minutes. For the longest time sports experts claimed that handball is seen as a European sport because only Europan teams played a major role on the […]
April 12, 2022

Final phase of European Qualifiers for 2023 WCh

The final stage of the last phase of European Qualifiers for the upcoming 2023 World Championship is ahead of us which means we’re about to find out who will join hosts Poland and Sweden as well as Norway, Spain, Denmark, France and Belgium in the group stage of the competiton. The […]
April 13, 2022

Youth Movement Power promoting inclusivity and developing sports equality among children

Youth Movement Power project, whose ambassadors are Mateo Kovacic, Croatian football player currently playing for Chelsea, Slavko Goluza and Mirza Dzomba, former handball players and Olympic gold medallists, is scheduled from 13 to 16 April 2022 in famous Croatian region Istria. Let us introduce this international sports and education program […]
April 14, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Dimitar Manevski: ”It was love at first sight and it simply won me over”

      In the latest in our ”Off the court talks” we welcomed Dimitar Manevski who has been doing his job as a physiotherapist for more than 15 years. He instantly fell in love with physiotherapy and now he is an expert in Kinesiotherapy. From football clubs in North […]
April 19, 2022

European Qualifiers for Men’s 2023 WCh finished & Qualifiers for Women’s EHF EURO 2022 preview

2023 WCh Men’s EUROPEAN QUALIFIERS The final stage of the last phase of European Qualifiers for the upcoming 2023 World Championship is finished. We finally find out who joined hosts Poland and Sweden as well as Norway, Spain, Denmark, France and Belgium in the group stage of the competition. After […]
April 20, 2022

Volunteer Recognition Day | Interview with Duje Tokic

Today we join the World in honoring and respecting all volunteers around the globe, but especially the ones who are a part of our handball family. For this year’s Volunteer Recognition Day we talked with Duje Tokic, a young man from the basketball town Zadar who gained valuable volunteering experience working […]
April 25, 2022

EHF EURO 2022 Qualifiers & EHF EURO Cup

Last week was booked for the fifth round of qualification phase 2 for the final tournament that will take place in Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro. We finally now know the 16 teams that will participate at the tournament in November. Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro directly qualified as hosts […]
April 27, 2022

Sport played with the heart and soul hopes to reach the Olympics stage

Beach handball – a team sport similar to standard handball but played on sand and with a few different rules is one of the sports which attract the interest in latest years. In some countries, beach handball players are more successful than indoor handball players while in others, handball players […]
April 29, 2022

The Women’s EHF EURO 2022 draw results

The Qualifiers for the Women’s EHF EURO 2022 that will take place in Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro were finished last week and we find out which teams will play at the final tournament from 4 to 20 November. Preliminary round group draw was held yesterday in Ljubljana. The interesting […]
May 9, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Karlo Sporer: “Physiotheraphy is an interesting job that brings a lot of great things”

      The next guest of our ‘’Off the court talks’’ is Karlo Sporer, a physiotherapist who is working in the handball and taekwondo world. Besides, talking about his sports studio, experience with the national team, and work with professional athletes from various sports disciplines, he also emphasized the […]
May 11, 2022

EHF FINAL4 Women 2022 semi-final opponents are officially known

Hungarian capital Budapest will be the centre place of women’s handball at the beginning of June. For the first time, the EHF FINAL4 Women 2022 will be played in MVM Dome, magnificent playing hall which hosted matches of the last Men’s EHF EURO 2022 that was held in January. The […]
May 16, 2022

SG BBM Bietigheim became the new champions of the EHF European League Women

Last weekend was reserved for the Energi Viborg EHF Finals, which resulted SG BBM Bietigheim winning their first ever European trophy. The final tournament was held in Danish Viborg from 14 to 15 May. Four teams that participated were SG BBM Bietigheim, CS Minaur Baia Mare, Viborg HK and Herning-Ikast […]
May 30, 2022

SL Benfica became the new champions of the EHF European League Men

The EHF Finals Men 2022 that was played last weekend have been won by the host team, SL Benfica. The final tournament was held in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon from 28 to 29 May. Four teams that participated were SL Benfica, SC Magdeburg, Orlen Wisla Plock, and Nexe Nasice. In […]
June 3, 2022

EHF FINAL4 Women 2022 weekend is ahead of us

The weekend ahead of us is reserved for the highlight of the women’s handball club competition – EHF FINAL4 Women 2022. The event will take place on 4/5 June 2022 in the spectacular Hungarian playing hall, MVM Dome in Budapest. Four teams that qualified for the final tournament are French […]
June 6, 2022

Vipers Kristiansand lifted the trophy in spectacular MVM Dome

The EHF FINAL4 Women 2022 that was played last weekend have been won by Vipers Kristiansand. The final tournament was held in the Hungarian capital, Budapest in the spectacular MVM Dome,  from 4 to 5 June. Four teams that participated were French Metz Handball, Norwegian Vipers Kristiansand, Danish Team Esbjerg, […]
June 8, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS Total Movement: „We combine a high level of science and practical application in physical performance training and everything it encompasses.“

      In the world of the physical preparation of athletes, two names stand out. Tanja Sarenac and Maja Ivanovic, sports scientists and former athletes, who work together for the past 24 years have co-founded Total Movement, a company focused on performance coaching. Tanja and Maja, colleagues from the […]
June 9, 2022

The ebt Finals 2022 tournament in Sicily

The Italian town of Isola Delle Femmine in Sicily, from Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12, will host the men and women who will be fighting for the ebt Finals 2022 trophy. In addition to the tournament that will be played in 2022, Italy will also host the 2023 […]
June 17, 2022

LANXESS arena ready to host the big handball spectacle – men’s EHF FINAL4

The weekend ahead of us is booked for the crown of the men’s European club competition. The EHF FINAL4 Men’s tournament will take place in the well-known Lanxess Arena in Cologne on 18/19 June 2022. The best four teams which qualified for the final tournament are Polish Lomza Vive Kielce, […]
June 20, 2022

Barca lifted EHF Champions League trophy second season in a row

The EHF FINAL4 Men 2022 that was played for the last two days have been won by Barca. The final tournament was held in the Cologne, in the legendary LANXESS Arena, from 18 to 19 June. Four teams that participated were German THW Kiel, Hungarian Telekom Veszprem, Polish Lomza Vive […]
June 20, 2022

Croatia and Spain are 2022 IHF Youth Beach Handball World Championship winners

The 2022 IHF Men’s and Women’s Youth (U18) Beach Handball World Championships were held from 14 to 19 June in Heraklion Greece. The second-ever IHF Youth Beach Handball World Championship has its winners, and it’s Croatia in Men’s and Spain in Women’s category.  After six days of many thrilling matches of […]
June 23, 2022

Wheelchair handball – a sport with Paralympic future

Handball is a sport with a variety of forms, and one of them is wheelchair handball. A sport played by people with varying physical disabilities that disqualifies them from playing an able-bodied sport. But make no mistake, wheelchair handball is not less entertaining than regular handball. And with certainty we […]
June 24, 2022

Mediterranean Games set to start on 25 June in Algerian Oran – handball represented with 18 teams

One of the most important multi-sport events after the Olympic Games, the Mediterranean Games, is set to start on Saturday 25 June and will host 3390 from 26 Mediterranean countries in the Algerian port city Oran. This will be the 19th edition of the Games, which are played every four […]
June 27, 2022

Germany and Croatia are Beach Handball World Champions in senior category

The 2022 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships were held from 21 to 26 June in Heraklion Greece and only one week after the Youth Championships, the new world champions are known. In the Women’s category, Germany defeated Spain in the finals, while Croatia grabbed their second World […]
June 29, 2022

Group phase draw for EHF Champions League scheduled for Friday

EHF Champions League Men and Women had the pinnacle of the season just a few weeks ago, but the preparation for the upcoming season has already started. It was confirmed that both Men and Women EHF Champions League will have 16 participants, which will this Friday, July 1 at 11:00 […]
July 1, 2022

The overview of handball events in July

Handball. A sport played throughout the whole year. Regular club season, beach handball season, and international events in the indoor, beach, and wheelchair handball. The diversity of the sport we love is displayed once again. So without further ado, let’s get into the handball events you can expect in the […]
July 2, 2022

Groups for EHFCL 2022/23 revealed

The group phase draw for the men’s and women’s EHF Champions League season 2022/23 was held in Vienna on Friday, 1 July. The upcoming season will be the 30th anniversary of the EHFCL and we can expect only top handball all over Europe. In both competitions there are 16 teams, […]
July 2, 2022

Groups for the 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship were decided in Katowice

Draw for the 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship in Poland and Sweden that will be played from 12 January until 29 January was held today at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. Poland and Sweden next year will host the 28th edition of the World Championship that will […]
July 5, 2022

This week in Beach Handball: EHF YAC16 Beach Handball EURO & Beach Handball Championship 2022

Beach handball action in Prague is just around the corner, so without further ado let’s get into the preview of the sandy week in Czech Republic. From 7 to 10 July, the city of Prague will host not one, but two beach handball events – EHF YAC16 Beach Handball EURO […]
July 6, 2022

The World Games 2022 start tomorrow

The summer of 2022 is full of sports events, and we can’t get enough. The World Games, 2022 edition is another event that takes place tomorrow, 7 July, and will be held in Birmingham, USA until 17 July. Among many sports (baseball, gymnastics, bowling, hockey…), handball will be represented as […]
July 28, 2022

North Macedonia will host 2022 IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship

The first IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship which will host 32 teams will take place in North Macedonia from Saturday, 30 July to Wednesday, 10 August. Matches will be played in three playing halls in Skopje – Sport Centre Jane Sandanski, Sport Centre Jane Sandanski Hall 2 and Sport […]
August 3, 2022

Fans at the stands in Zadar at the 11th SEHA Final 4

Even though there are still a couple of matches left before the 11th SEHA – Gazprom League Final 4, preparations for this season’s finale are in the full swing. The final tournament will be held between 2 and 4 September in Zadar, Croatia. Semi-final matches will be played on Friday, 2 September, […]
August 4, 2022

M18 EHF EURO 2022 will take place in Podgorica

Summer is at its peak and another handball championship is ahead of us. While the IHF Women’s Youth (U18) Championship is ongoing in North Macedonia, Montenegro will host M18 EHF EURO 2022 competition. The 16 best European teams will play their matches in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica from Thursday, 4 […]
August 11, 2022

Grand victory for the Republic of Korea in North Macedonia

Historical tournament for Asian handball players in North Macedonia this year as the women’s team from the Republic of Korea won an eight-game streak and took the gold medal at IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship. The biggest world tournament for the youth women’s team finally came back after four […]
August 12, 2022

Hurry up and grab your ticket for SEHA Final 4 2022

Handball fans, we have some great news for you! The 11th SEHA – Gazprom League Final 4 is just around the corner. As we are getting really close to the spectacular tournament – the SEHA Final 4, it is the right time to reserve your seat at the SC Visnjik […]
August 15, 2022

Spain’s second gold in Younger Age Categories this summer to make history

For the last few days, Montenegro and Podgorica were the centre for the U18 man’s handball teams. After a win against Sweden in the final match (34:32), Spain’s national team won another gold medal and for the first time in history complete, the EHF EURO double in two Younger Age […]
September 14, 2022

Test your knowledge and win Telekom Veszprem signed jersey

SEHA Final 4 is behind us and while we celebrate our new, old champions – Telekom Veszprem, we prepared something for you. Get ready for the new edition of the quiz exclusively available on the SEHA app. This was the 11th edition of the SEHA Final 4 tournament, therefore we […]
September 14, 2022

Machineseeker EHF Champions League officially starts today

After a spectacular FINAL4 tournament in Cologne and three months break, the Machineseeker EHF Champions League officially starts today with the first matches being played. The 16 teams from 11 countries will give their best this season and try to secure the prestigious final tournament. Following the draw, eight teams […]
October 5, 2022

New official game ball for the World Men’s Championship in Poland and Sweden

The 28th edition of the IHF World Men’s Championship that will take place in Poland and Sweden from 11 to 29 January 2023 will be played with the new ball. The official ball supplier, Molten, presented the new X5000 ball. For the past five consecutive editions of the IHF World […]
October 6, 2022

EHF European League Men group phase official draw

Now that qualification round 2 has finished and we found out the remaining teams that will compete in the 2022/23 edition of the EHF European League Men, the official draw was held today in the EHF office in Vienna.  The 24 teams who qualified for the group phase were divided […]
October 7, 2022

Mikkel Hansen joined the exclusive “Club of 1000”

Three-times voted as the IHF World Player of the Year in 2011, 2015 and 2018, Olympic champion and probably one of the best handball players out there – Mikkel Hansen is striking again. After recovery from knee surgery and some health complications that followed, Hansen is feeling himself again, and […]
October 10, 2022

Maida Arslanagic: ”I am coming from a handball family, but handball wasn’t the first sport that I played!”

From a young age, she simply saw herself in the sports world. Maida Arslanagic is a well-known handball player who spent her career playing for numerous clubs and the Croatian national team. But, did you know that handball was not her first choice? Or that she started a handball school […]
October 11, 2022

International referees’ day – Maike Merz and Tanja Kuttler

“Women should take the opportunity that they have nowadays, to do this very challenging and great job. The more female referees we have, the less we are standing out and it will be easier for all of us.” While almost everything has its own day to celebrate in the year, […]
October 12, 2022

Everything is set up for the 2024 EHF EURO qualification

The first and the second qualification round for the 2024 Men’s EHF EURO in Germany is ahead of us. The qualifiers will begin on 12 October 2022 and last until 30 April 2023. The 32 nations are divided into eight groups, but only 20 best teams will book their tickets […]
October 13, 2022

TIBY Handball Val d’Oise 2022 starts tomorrow in France with four U19 promising teams

Everything is ready for the 19th edition of TIBY Handball Val d’Oise that will be held from 14 October to 16th October 2022! TIBY Handball will take place at CDFAS arena in Eaubonne where six high-level matches will be played between four promising teams – Croatia, Hungary, Portugal and France. […]
October 17, 2022

Qualifiers Phase 1 officialy ended with 36 matches played

The first and the second qualification round for the 2024 Men’s EHF EURO in Germany and EHF EURO Cup encounters are officially behind us. During the team week, 36 matches were played. With all matches being played, Qualifiers Phase 1 ended and Phase 2 is scheduled for March 2023. Four […]
October 17, 2022

Croatia on the throne of 19th TIBY Handball Val d’Oise 2022

An exciting handball weekend is behind us. After six matches played at CDFAS arena in Eaubonne from 14th to 16th October, a team from Croatia raised the trophy, winning over the French team in the finals. This was a big success for the Croats, regarding the fact that they were […]
October 18, 2022

12 clubs in the race for the 16th IHF Men’s Super Globe title

The best clubs worldwide will meet in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, from 18 to 23 October, for the 16th edition of the IHF Men’s Super Globe. This IHF’s handball competition could also be called a World Club Championship, because from its beginnings, in 1997, the main reason is to gather the […]
October 24, 2022

Europeans took the first three places at IHF Men’s Super Globe 2022: SC Magdeburg is a new-old champion

The 16th edition of the IHF Men’s Super Globe 2022 took place in Dammam, Saudi Arabia from the 18 to the 23 October. During the six days, 12 clubs from all over the world played for the title of the world’s best handball club. This year, participants came from six […]
October 26, 2022

Happy Birthday Be8thPlayer

The project Be8thPlayer was launched on 26 October 2015, therefore today we are celebrating its seventh birthday! Seven years ago, a project was created by the SEHA League with only one goal – to connect handball fans all over the globe. Throughout the years, plenty of activations have been done […]
October 27, 2022

New rules in EHF competitions for the upcoming 2023/24 season

The EHF Executive Committee has addressed some new changes that will apply in the playing system starting with the upcoming 2023/24 season. Mainly the changes are about the number of participants and the size of groups. According to the new decisions, 32 teams instead of 24 will play the group […]
November 16, 2022

Marta Bon: “While men were always called “experts”, “analysts”, I was just Marta Bon”

No path to success is easy. Especially if you are woman in so called men’s world. Thanks to the strong women who are fighting against reducing values and neglecting, the women’s future (in sport) is brighter than ever. “We women must believe in ourselves and follow our qualities” says one […]
December 2, 2022

December to remember – handball edition

The year is ending, and another chapter is closing, but some handball matches and tournaments are still to be played. As we got used to the EHF’s activities over the last months, in December we are also looking forward to five exciting tournaments- Machinseeker EHF Champions League group phase, EHF […]
December 5, 2022

Let’s celebrate International Volunteer Day!

Each year we are especially looking forward to 5 December because it’s time to celebrate International Volunteer Day. On this occasion, we remember all dedicated volunteers who unselfishly spend their time helping and improving different handball events. According to that, we talked to Zara and Mia who were part of […]