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 swing let’s take a look at some of the players that will make the upcoming campaign even more interesting to watch. I opted for six players you should keep in mind between now and next June. Some of th… »

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 impor… »

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 international top handball.  They have made inroads, not only officiating matches at the women’s level, but games at the men´s World Championship 2017, and at the Super Globe, in Qatar this past weekend, as w… »

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 backe… »

“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 Gensheimer (2016), and Kim Ekdahl du Rietz (2017) future success may be more difficult to achieve. I talked to right-wing Patrick Groetzki about the challenges ahead. Looking back at last year, how do y… »

“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 excit… »

Hard work

A new HBL season in Germany is about to begin this week but clubs already started the campaign with some cup matches. For example, the SC Magdeburg reached the round of the last-16 easily.  After the game, I spoke with Danish sharpshooter Michael Damgaard, who is called “Breathless” by the fans of his club.  He is aiming to finish in the Top 5, at least. Congratulations to the two victories this w… »