Date: 2021.12.20 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of Women Forum Club Handball took place in Barcelona on 18th December 2021. The participants gathered already on 17th in order to attend the Semifinals of the IHF World Championship in Granollers.

On Saturday morning representatives from 29 clubs out of 13 different nations listened to the reports of the various EHF/M bodies, governing European Club Handball.

As a surprise the President of the International Handball Federation (IHF) Dr. Hassan Moustafa attended the meeting after the break and officially addressed the participants. He highlighted the good cooperation between FCH and IHF and envisaged negotiations on the prolongation of the existing Partnership-Agreement in the near future. On request he confirmed that IHF is working on a new regulation for Player Agents, as proposed by the clubs.

In the second part the assembly elected Zsolt Ákos Jeney/Ferencvaros Budapest as President, Thomas Hylle/Team Esbjerg and Deja Ivanovic/Ljubljana as Vice-Presidents.

Jeney thanked the participants for their trust and defined his targets for the upcoming term.

The 16th General Assembly of Women FCH will take place on the fringes of the EHF DELO Final 4 event in Budapest on 4th/5th June 2022.

Date: 2021.11.16 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

The 15th General Assembly of Women Forum Club Handball, taking place on the fringes of the IHF World Championship in Spain 2021, will see elections of a new President and two Vice-Presidents.

Candidates for the positions are Zsolt Ákos Jeney (Ferencvaros Budapest) as President and Deja Ivanovic (Krim Mercator Ljubljana) and Thomas Hylle (Team Esbjerg) as Vice-Presidents.

The General Assembly will take place at Hotel Miramar in Barcelona on 18th December 2021. FCH member clubs may register via: registration@forumclubhandball.com. GB

Date: 2021.10.14 | Category: Forum Club Handball, Professional Handball Board (PHB) | Response: 0

During the first meeting of the newly elected EHF Professional Handball Board, FCH President Xavier O’Callaghan was elected as chairman. This EHF body serves as platform for the exchange and coordination of the various stakeholders in Professional Handball, such as clubs, players, leagues , National federations and European Handball Federation. Being chair of the PHB, O’Callaghan becomes automatically member of the EHF Executive Committee.

Date: 2021.10.14 | Category: EHF, Forum Club Handball, IHF, WOMEN Handball | Response: 0

The ordinary October Board meeting of Men’s and Women’s Forum took place in Spain on 4th and 5th Oct 2021. Only one of the 25 Board members was not able to attend the meeting. The newly elected Presidents Xavier O’Callaghan (men) and Tamas Szabo (women) welcomed EHF President M. Wiederer as guest. He was accompanied by EHFM Managing Director David Szlezak and Nina Kernmayer.

For the first time ever a Non-European Board member participated in the meeting: Shkumbin ‘Bini’ Mustafa, the President of New York City Handball Club. Also for the first time ever two English representatives were present: Theo Bougouin/London GD (men) and Diaraye Diallo/Olympia London (women).

Further new office holders in the Men’s Forum: Jennifer Kettemann/Rhein-Neckar-Lion (EHFM Finance inspection), Thierry Omeyer/PSG (Board member), Julien Deljarry /Montpellier (Board member), Jan Larsen/Aalborg (Board member), Vedran Supukovic/Zagreb (Board member) and Igor Levshin/Moscow (Deputy Men’s Club Board).

Further new office holders in the Women’s Forum: Alexander Savinow/Moscow (Board member), Alexandru Nitisor/Valcea (Board member), Emil Berggren/Savehof (Board member and WCB member), Jens Genge/Blomberg-Herrentrup (FCH Comptroller) and Radmila Petrovic/Buducnost (WHB member).

The Men’s and the Women’s Forum discussed the situation in the various European Cups. Whilst the media situation is improving, the marketing situation is not satisfying.

Men’s and Women’s Forum prolonged their cooperation until 30th June 2026. The contract of FCH Managing Director Gerd Butzeck was extended till the same date. Nina Kernmayer was appointed to represent the interests of both organizations in the daily business of EHF Marketing GmbH

The Board was entitled to negotiate a prolongation of the ‘Partnership Agreement’ with the International Handball Federation until 2026.

At the end of the Women’s Forum meeting President Tamas Szabo resigned from his position due to administrative mistakes during the elections.

Date: 2021.06.20 | Category: Forum Club Handball, Uncategorized | Response: 0

The 24th General Assembly of Forum Club Handball with elections took place in Athens on 16th June 2021. 

A new Board was elected as follows:

ELECTIONS Part I/Board members:

1. Election Board Member Nation ranked 1 (GER)

Elected:

Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg

Teo Storm/Kiel

2. Election Board Member Nation ranked 2 (FRA)

Elected:

Julien Deljarry/Montpellier

Thierry Omeyer/Paris

3. Nations ranked 3 – 9 (ESP, HUN, MKD, POL, DEN, POR, CRO)

Elected:

CRO Vedran Supukovic/Zagreb

DEN Jan Larsen/Aalborg

ESP Xavier O’Callaghan/Barcelona

HUN Janos Szabó/Veszprem

4. Nations ranked 10 – 18 (ROU, BLR, SLO, SWE, UKR, SUI, NOR, SVK, RUS)

Elected:   

SLO Gregor Planteu/Celje

SUI Peter Leutwyler/Kadetten

5. Nations ranked 19 – 30 (FIN, AUT, TUR, BEL, CZE, ISL, ISR, GRE, SRB, LUX, NED, KOS) 

Elected:

Stathis Papachartofilis/Athens

6. Nations ranked 1-20 in the EHF European-Cup ranking 21/22 (BIH, LTU, BUL, GBR, CYP, LAT, MDA, ITA, MNE, …)

Elected:

ENG Théo Bougouin/London

7. Election of the Non-European Board member     

Elected:

USA Bini Moustafa/New York

ELECTIONS Part II/Office holders:

FCH:

8. Election of the FCH President

Elected:

Xavier O’Callaghan/Barcelona

9. Election of the 2 FCH Vice-Presidents

Elected:

Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg

Peter Leutwyler/Kadetten

10.    Election of the FCH-Treasurer

Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg

11.    Election of the FCH-Comptroller

Elected:

Gerd Hofele/Göppingen

12.    FCH Development Group

Chairman: Stathis Papachartofilis

Elected:

Pep Blanchart/Granollers

          Andreas Andreou/Famagusta

          Oleg Lebedev/Minsk

EHF:

13. Election of the 2 Professional Handball Board representatives

Elected:

Xavier O’Callaghan/Barcelona

Gregor Planteu/Celje

14. Election of the EHF Competitions Commission member

Elected:

Gael Pelletier/Nantes

EHFM:

15. Election of the 3 MCB-representatives

     Elected:

    Janos Szabo/Veszprem

    Peter Leutwyler/Kadetten

    Teo Storm

16. Election of the EHFM comptroller

Elected:

Jennifer Kettemann/Rhine-Neckar-Lions

17. Election of the FCH member in the EHF/M-FCH Evaluation Group

         Elected:

Axel Gehrer – no club representative

18. Election of the FCH member in the EHF/M – FCH – Infront – Dazn Strategy Committee:

          Elected:

Janos Szabo/Veszprem

The FCH speaker in the Men’s Club Board Janos Szabo will represent FCH in the EHFM Advisory Board.

The Board of FCH appointed in the first meeting the following Deputies to the Men’s Club Board:

Jesper Larsson/Kristianstad

Vedran Supukovic/Zagreb

Arkadii Ellarian/CSKA Moscow

Robert Molines/Montpellier was elected as the first Honorary member of Forum Club Handball!

Congratulations to elected FCH Board members and office holders!

Athens, 16.6.21

Date: 2021.05.31 | Category: Women Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

The 14th General Assembly of Women Forum Club Handball with elections took place on 30th May 2021 in Budapest.  

A new Board was elected as follows:

ELECTIONS Part I/Board members:

  1. Election Board Member Nation ranked 1 (HUN)

Elected:

Zsolt Ákos Jeney/Ferencvaros 

Tamas Szabo/Györ  

2. Election Board Member Nation ranked 2 (RUS)

Elected:

Anton Revenko/Rostov

Savinov/Moscow   

3. Election 4 Board Members Nation ranked 3-9 (DEN, ROU, FRA, NOR, MNE, GER, CRO)

Elected:

DEN Thomas Hylle/Esbjerg  

FRA Nicolas Roue/Brest  

NOR Per Geir Lovstad/Vipers  

ROM Alexandru Nitisor/Valcea  

4. Election 2 Board Members Nation ranked 10-18 (SWE, SLO, CZE, POL, TUR, MKD, ESP, BLR, SRB)

Elected:

SLO Deja Ivanovic/Mercator  

SWE Emil Berggren/Savehof

5. Election 1 Board Member Nations ranked 19-30 (AUT, ITA, GRE, SUI, SVK, NED, AZE, UKR, CYP, FIN, ISL, ISR, KOS)

Elected:

AUT Gerhard Haidvogel/Hypo  

6.Election 1 Board member ‘EHF Cup Ranking’ ranked 1-20 (POR, LTU, BEL, BIH, GBR, LUX, ALB, AND, ARM, BUL, EST, FAR, GEO, IRL, LAT, LIE,  MDA, MLT, MON)

Elected:

          GBR Diaraye Diallo/London  

ELECTIONS Part II/Office holders:

FCH:

  1. Election of the FCH President

Elected: Tamas Szabo/Györ

  1. Election of the 2 FCH Vice-Presidents

No candidates

2. Election of the FCH-Treasurer

No candidates

3.Election of the FCH-Comptroller

Elected: Jens Genge/Blomberg

EHF

4. Election of the 2 WHB-representatives

Elected:

Deja Ivanovic/Krim

Radmila Petrovic/Buducnost

5. Election of the EHF Competitions Commission member

Elected:

Thomas Hylle/Team Esbjerg

EHFM

6.         Election of the 5 WCB-representatives

Elected:

Zsolt Ákos Jeney/Chairperson

Nicolas Roue

Per Geir Lovstad

Gerd Haidvogel

Emil Berggren

7.         Election of the EHFM comptroller

Elected: Per Geir Lovstad/Vipers

8.         Election of the WFCH representative in the EHF/M-FCH Evaluation Group

Elected: Martin Albertsen – no club representative

Remark: The chairperson of the WCB will represent FCH in the EHFM Advisory Board in the future.

Congratulations to elected FCH Board members and office holders!

Date: 2021.05.11 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

The FCH Board decided in an Extraordinary Board meeting to move the 24th General Assembly from Cologne to Athens. The meeting was supposed to take place on the fringes of the F4 event on 12th/13th June 21. As it is not possible to organize the assembly due to Pandemic restrictions in Cologne, the FCH Board adopted a proposal of AEK Athens to organize the assembly in Athens on 15th/16th June 2021. Additionally the FCH Board decided to support the travel costs of the participants. For detailed information please contact office@forumclubhandball.com or visit our page ‘Next General Assembly’.

Date: 2021.04.20 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

FCH delivered the invitations for the upcoming 14th General Assembly (GA) of Women Forum Club Handball. The meeting will take place in Budapest on 30th May 21. Details: See Women FCH/Next General Assembly.

FCH delivered the invitations for the upcoming 24th General Assembly (GA) of Men’s Forum Club Handball. The meeting will take place in Cologne on 13th June 21. Details: See Men FCH/Next General Assembly.

Date: 2021.01.28 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

The 13th General Assembly of Women’s FORUM CLUB HANDBALL decided on 26th January 2021 not to remunerate player agents for international transfers any longer, if the agent represents the interests of the player. This decision corresponds to the decision of the Men’s FORUM CLUB HANDBALL, taken during the 23rd GA on 29th Dec 2020 and avoids a conflict of interests for the agents.

In the future Player Agents shall be paid by the player, if the agent represents the interests of the player.

Men’s and Women’s FCH are aligned in the handling of this question.

The ‘European Handball Players Union’ and the ‘European Handball Players Agents Association’ were informed accordingly.

Existing contracts between FCH member clubs and agents remain valid. The new regulation is intended to start for international transfers on 1st July 2021.

Date: 2020.12.30 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

For the first time ever a FCH General Assembly took place via ZOOM Video conference call. 54 clubs top clubs from 30 countries participated. For the first time a non-European club participated in the meeting and was admitted as new member: ‘The World’s Handball Club’ from New York City became member of the world’s elite Handball clubs grouping. President Shkumbin Mustafa gave a short presentation on the activities.

As one of the major topics the assembly decided on the future cooperation with agents. It was decided that the clubs do not pay for the services of an agent in international transfers any longer, if the agent represents the interest of a player. This regulation shall start as of 1st July 2021. Existing contracts shall be fulfilled as agreed.