“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… »

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… »

“This was one of the fastest summers ever”

To be honest, I knew who Stole Stoilov was before I talked to him for the first time in early June.  The fact that I talked to him for three days in a row and enjoyed the time together, only assured me that I would never forget him.  After Vardar won the final of the 2017 Champions League against Paris in stunning fashion, the captain of the Macedonians reminded me of his earlier statement – that… »

“I have nothing to lose”

INTERVIEW – There were many words of warning, when it became known that young Danish international, Anne Mette Hansen from København Håndbold, was making her move to mighty Gyor. So far, the 22-year-o… »

“A German team in the women´s FINAL4 is not unrealistic”

Photo: HBF INTERVIEW – The world of handball should not be too surprised seeing a German team in the FINAL4 of the Women´s Champions League in the foreseeable future.  At least not according to Martin… »

“I feel no need to be number one”

FEATURE – Torbjørn Bergerud and Norway’s national team coach, Christian Berge, find the move of the 23-year-old goalkeeper to Flensburg in 2018 to be a perfect next step in Bergerud´s career. Surprisingly, he does not see himself as the first-choice keeper in his new club. By Peter Bruun SG Flensburg-Handewitt found a perfect solution dealing with some of their upcoming goalkeeping issues. Last we… »

The mighty fall

FEATURE – Former great handball nations such as Russia and Poland will not be represented at the European championship in Croatia, next January. This is just one of the facts after the final round of… »

“CSM will be my first real foreign adventure”

INTERVIEW – Despite having played three years at Danish TTH Holstebro and one with Nykøbing Falster, Swedish international, Nathalie Hagman, still finds her move to CSM Bucuresti her first real stay a… »

Cupic’s buzzer beater sends Vardar into frenzy

MATCH REVIEW – Ivan Cupic´s winning goal with one second left handed FINAL4 debutants, HC Vardar, the surprising win against the top favorite, Paris Saint-Germain. By Peter Bruun HC Vardar (MKD) vs Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA) 24:23 (11:12)  Before the Match Playing the final match in the Champions League was a new experience for both clubs. Vardar were debutants at the FINAL4, while PSG sec… »