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 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


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 […]
October 31, 2017

Be8player contest: Round one

Fans supporting all SEHA teams from season 7 are invited to take part in the contest! Clubs are: Celje Pivovarna Lasko, Dinamo, Gorenje Velenje, Meshkov Brest, Metalurg, Nexe, PPD Zagreb, Tatran Presov, Vardar and Vojvodina. Round One starts on the 31st of October at 6 pm, with a promotional video that is […]
November 6, 2017

Meet the Warrior – Vardar’s mascot

The year of 2014 brought a lot of changes to Vardar. New owner wanted to make the club more modern, invest more money and make the club even more popular. All those changes resulted in a lot of success, as the Skopje-based team won the Champions League in 2017. The […]
November 10, 2017

Winners of the contest’s first round

Round 1 of the Best Handball Fan contest organized by Be8player and the SEHA – Gazprom League has finished. A total of 14 fans supporting SEHA teams from the 7th season of the SEHA- Gazprom League have won prizes and advance to Round 2. The names of the winners are: […]
November 12, 2017

Stipe Mandalinic: “I started attending matches since I was a boy“

“I started attending matches since I was a boy, watching my idols as a fan. It’s a very nice feeling and a great experience – when you watch big matches with other fans. The atmosphere, top class players on the court, people singing with all their voice and heart is […]
November 23, 2017

Ivana Vukov: “My lifetime wish coming true!“

“It was a beautiful and an unforgettable day. I know my family has been planning and wasn’t sure whether we’ll go to the match featuring RK Zagreb and Rhein Neckar Loewen on the December 1st 2016. I remember coming to Zagreb, not knowing the way to the Arena, since we […]
November 24, 2017

Contest final Be8player

The best fan contest organized by Be8player and the SEHA – Gazprom League, is entering the final, third round. A gift pack from their favorite team and an entry to the final round is reserved for these fans: Nemanja Malicanin (Dinamo) Patricia Grusovnik (Celje PL) Dimitar Gievski (Metalurg) Brankica Krsteva […]
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 […]
January 17, 2018

Fans’ big heart…

The start of every year is reserved for excitement, uncertainty and a lot of action on handball courts. Being 8th player is a special experience full of emotions, fear and hope. This year’s European stage took place in Croatia which was flooded by fans from different teams. As expected, the […]
January 25, 2018

Fans’ heart is bigger and bigger

The European Championship has left venues in Split and Porec, so arenas in Zagreb and Varazdin became the centre of action of a true sporting spectacle. Scarves, jersey, various mascots, wigs, drums and trumpets flooded the stands. The fans got to know each other well, and some of them became […]
January 30, 2018

Campeones, campeones, ole, ole ole!

Che viva Espana was resounding in the stands of Arena Zagreb, after the Hispanos defeated Sweden in the big and unexpected final of the EURO. Denmark, Sweden, France, Croatia and everyone else who saw the big event, took a bow to Jordi Ribera’s players. The fantastic Spaniards wrote a new […]
February 2, 2018

SEHA is back, and it’s looking amazing!

After an incredible January and the EHF Euro in which we saw Spain win the gold medal for the first time, the time has come to come back to club competitions. SEHA – Gazprom League started with an incredible match on Thursday. Vardar traveled to Brest to face Meshkov, in […]
February 7, 2018

Handball Helps Kids – Veszprem’s new project

The project that includes promoting handball and helping children in need is always something we can proudly announce and share. Telekom Veszprem have already started their new campaign and its goal is to donate money to children foundations and encourage them to take up handball. The idea is to share […]
February 26, 2018

SEHA- Gazprom League- Round 14 in review

It was a stacked February in the SEHA- Gazprom League, with a lot of matches, without a real break from the EHF Euro in Croatia. Round 14 brought us some terrific matches, with a solid amount of goals. Everyone is slowly preparing for the Final 4 tournament in May, but […]
March 8, 2018

Reserve your time for the SEHA Final 4!

Attention, fans! SEHA – Gazprom League has officially confirmed that the final of the best handball in the region is going to be played from 13th to 15th of April in Skopje! Excellent fun and interesting matches await. That’s why you should come to the Jane Sandanski Hall, support your […]
March 20, 2018

SEHA – Gazprom League 2017/2018 Regular Season Recap

Most people can agree that the 7th SEHA – Gazprom League season was significantly marked by Vardar. The three-time SEHA champions were dominant throughout the entire season and comfortably occupied the first place after 18 rounds. This season we also welcomed back two Serbian teams, PPD Zagreb managed to overcome […]
March 23, 2018

Tickets for SEHA – Gazprom League Final 4

Dear handball friends, we would like to announce that the tickets for Final 4 SEHA Gazprom League which will be held in Skopje from 13th until 15th of April, are now available for purchase. There are two types of tickets. The package tickets include  all four matches that will be played during Final […]
March 30, 2018

Road to Final 4 – Pavlovic: “The fans are our 8th player“

“As I child I was always in the stands, I followed every sport, basketball, football, handball, everything. I played football, and then my best friend and best man took me to handball. He invite me, and I liked it. I started on the wing, since I wasn’t very tall, then […]
April 4, 2018

Counting down the days until the Final 4 in Skopje!

There is just over a week left until the SEHA – Gazprom League Final 4 in Skopje. There is no doubt that Vardar have marked the history of the League, with 3 titles so far. It’s also the second time that the Macedonian capital is hosting the Final tournament. With […]
April 8, 2018

Road to Final 4 – Mackovsek: “‘Handball is my biggest love”

Borut Mackovsek is one of Celje PL’s best players. Even though he is only 25, he already has a lot of experience in handball. This season, he was one of the leaders of this young team, a team that is making its first SEHA Final 4 appearance. ‘Prior to taking […]
April 10, 2018

Finally is here!

Ladies and gentleman! The new Seha Final 4 Magazine iz finally out. In magazine you can find a recap of the season, but the most importantly you can find Be8player pages including fan photos, Be8Player Fan Contest and many more. Be8player pages are our small universe where we shared our […]
April 10, 2018

Lots of action and attraction is waiting for you on SEHA Final 4!

Dear fans! A big spectacle is in front of us. As you already know, this year Final 4 SEHA- Gazprom League will be held in Skopje, Macedonia, from 13th till 15th of April 2018. A wide range of events awaits! On Wednesday you will have a chance to buy or […]
April 10, 2018

Come and grab the tickets – Warm up for Final 4!

Hey guuuys! As you already heard it, before THE Friday, we have small surprises for you. If you haven`t got your tickets for the Final 4, you still have a chance to get them! On Wednesday, between 4 pm and 6 pm hurry up in the Skopje City Mall and […]
April 13, 2018

And they are going to the SEHA Final 4, too!

Today, the members of the SEHA – Gazprom League and the four clubs, who will be playing at this SEHA Final 4, visited home of orphans in Skopje. They donated a TV and four water heaters to this children’s home. Also, because they found that kids are big handball fans, […]
April 14, 2018

A day full of happiness!

It was a great day for the kids from Skopje. They got the chance to spend some time with the best players from the region. The teams of the four clubs, who are playing at this SEHA Final 4, hung out on the court of the Arena with the youngest. […]
August 31, 2018

Brilliant start to the 8th SEHA – Gazprom League season

After a couple of months without handball action, SEHA – Gazprom League got right back where it left off in April. It was a phenomenal first round, as 10 teams put on a show in 5 matches played so far. There are plenty of novelties in the League this season, […]