Academy Awards

By Sascha Staat When the German handball national team, the so-called “Ladies” of Michael Biegler, played two friendly matches against the Netherlands, in late October, they faced a side of youngsters, as the games were not part of the international calendar.  The main purpose was to celebrate 100 years of handball in Germany, but secondly it was a welcome  preparation for the upcoming World champ… »

Henk Groener + “Die Ladies”

OPINION – Michael Biegler has done well – some would say surprisingly well – during his short spell at the helm of Germany’s women national handball team.  The arrival of Henk Groener after the World… »

Revenge for Györ – 1st defeat for Metz

Champions League (W) – Round 4 Györ got their revenge against Rostov-Don and clinched main round berth, but they had to work hard for it. Metz suffered their first defeat while Vardar’s record remains… »

Great week for German and French teams

Champions League (M) – Round 6 German and French teams cleared the table in the sixth round of the Men´s Champions League, while Poland´s two representatives suffered further defeats and both are in trouble with regards to their prospects in the tournament. By Peter Bruun Match day number six in the 2017/18 Champions League was a good one for German and French handball clubs.  All three German tea… »

“I hope this will be my year”

INTERVIEW –  Laura Van der Heijden hopes that this will be the season, where she and her new club, FTC, will reach the Champions League FINAL4, and win a gold medal with the Dutch national team at the… »

It’s the human quality

FEATURE – On the international stage, Danish coaches are more sought-after in women´s handball than ever before.  Experts see the human aspect and the ability to create a feeling of security as two of… »

“I don’t care about my age”

By Kevin Domas He might have just turned 20, but Dika Mem is one of the most talked about players in Europe, after a stunning start into the 2017/18 season with FC Barcelona.  Less than one year after the first call from Didier Dinart – France’s national coach – the right back joins “Les Experts” once again to play the Golden League tournament in Denmark, this weekend.  A good time to reflect on h… »

Flawless Vardar and Metz

Champions League (W) – Round 3 Apart from FC Midtjylland´s 24:21 success against Rostov-Don last weekend, we have not seen any real surprises in the Women´s EHF Champions League. It all changed this w… »

It’s a pity

This past Monday, when Filip Jicha turned to social media announcing his retirement it was a sad moment for the sport of handball.  One of the best of his generation and an “All-Time Great” decided to… »

“Coming to Metz is not a walk in the park”

By Kevin Domas 13 goals in the 2017/18 Champions League campaign, put Ana Gros on top of the scoring list of Metz Handball. After two wins, her side prepares for Buducnost,  a high-profile game that will reveal a bit more about what to expected from the French champion. Their recent success has earned them an upgrade as  “Possible FINAL4 Contender”. Two victories, in as many Champions League games… »