“We just focus on doing our job”

INTERVIEW – Jovanka Radicevic and her teammates at Vardar try not to get distracted from club owner Sergey Samsonenko´s threat to withdraw his financial support from the organization after this season.  Instead, they are focusing on the tasks ahead of them. On a more personal note, Radicevic hopes to stay in Vardar for the rest of her handball career, as she reveals in this exclusive interview wit… »

In the spotlight

The DKB Handball-Bundesliga season started this past weekend again and is sure to offer another year of exciting matches, stunning goals and countless, spectacular saves. Before things get into full s… »

The Sky project

Every once in a while change can be quite helpful and lead to something better.  Prior to the 2017/18 campaign of the DKB Handball-Bundesliga, a number of modifications were agreed on, the most signif… »

All in for the money

By Kevin Domas So, that’s it.  After years of resistance, Germany’s Handball Bundesliga has now moved to Pay-TV, following the path of European and French handball.  Money appears to be the most important reason for the Bundesliga making this choice and the clubs are supporting it.  But for all concerned, there are some cons as well.  And it’s no small issue. I am 31 years old, and as far as I can… »

No country for female coaches

FEATURE – As female referees have “conquered” the pitch a long time ago, women head coaches are rarely seen in top handball.  Why? By Peter Bruun Female referees are no longer a rare sight in internat… »

Hope springs in Denmark

FEATURE – It has been seven years since a Danish team last won the Women´s Champions League. However, new powerhouses like Odense Håndbold and København Håndbold give fans of women´s handball in Denma… »

“Finishing ninth or tenth can be a success”

Philipp Weber will be a star for years to come, at least according to the many experts in German handball.  He won the goal scoring title in 2017 while playing for the HSG Wetzlar, but has moved backed to his beloved club SC DHfK Leipzig since then.  He just wanted to be back home and feel well, as he claims.  It surely was a controversial transfer.  Today, Weber is looking forward to leave his ma… »

“Last year was just amazing”

Not a lot of people thought that Rhein-Neckar Löwen would be able to defend their 2016 league title, but the team from Mannheim did so in impressive fashion. But after losing a key players like Uwe Ge… »

“Our team looks quite promising”

Julius Kühn took the world of handball by storm when he was called-up by then national coach, Dagur Sigurdsson, to join the German team that won EURO 2016 in stunning fashion.  At the time, he replace… »

Showtime

The new season of the DKB Handball-Bundesliga is set to start with two games tonight, while most of the other teams will follow up on Sunday.  To be honest, I don’t know if I have ever been this excited before the kick-off of a new campaign.  There are many reasons to look forward to the more than 300 matches.  For example, the new television deal the league struck with Sky (and public TV stations… »