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.

Date: 2020.11.30 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

Due to the Corona restrictions the 23rd General Assembly of Forum Club Handball will take place via ZOOM call on 29th December 2020 from 9:30h – 14:00h. The FCH member clubs are requested to contact the FCH office in order to receive the link for the meeting. More Infos, see: MEN Forum Club Handball, Next General Assembly

Date: 2020.11.27 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

For a couple of years FCH follows the development of the relationship between clubs and player agents in various sports. Various initiatives in Handball, Football and other sports which tried to regulate the activities of agents remained without positive result,

Licensing systems were invented and ignored, as agents always have the possibility to cooperate with lawyers. As a consequence they do not need a license.

Today usually player agents represent the interests of players and get paid by the club. In the future the agents shall be paid by the player, if they represent the interests of the player.

This proposal was developed by the FCH Board and will be discussed during the next FCH General Assembly end of December. If the proposal is supported by the clubs, it will be forwarded to the various bodies of European Handball Federation. The new system shall start in July 2021, but clubs shall apply the new way of acting as of January 2021.

Date: 2020.07.02 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

As the situation in Europe is improving step-by-step after the Corona crisis, FCH scheduled the next meetings. The FCH Boards (men and women) will meet in Spain on 19/20th October 2020 to discuss the consequences of European Lock-down in spring/summer 2020. The 13th Women General Assembly will take place on the fringes of the EHF Euro in Oslo/NOR on 18/19th December 2020.  The 23rd Men’s General Assembly will take place just a few days later on occasion of the last VELUX EHF Final4 in Cologne/GER on 28/29th December 2020.

Date: 2020.07.02 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

Davor Stojanoski, former Manager of RK Vardar and twice winner of the EHF VELUX Champions League, resigned from his position as Board member FCH. RK Vardar is under new leadership as of 1st July 2020. FCH President Gregor Planteu thanked Stojanoski for his contribution to European Club Handball and wished him all the best for his future.

Date: 2020.07.01 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

Davor Stojanoski, long standing Board member of Forum Club Handball, resigned from his position on 30.6.2020. FCH thanks Davor and his club RK Vardar for their contributions to European Handball. With Manager Davor Stojanski RK Vardar won the Champions League twice. As of 1st July 2020 the club will be named RK Vardar 1961 under new leadership.

Date: 2020.04.30 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

After the EHF decision to cancel Play-Off matches and Quarterfinals (men) and potentially Quarterfinals (women), the FCH Board decided to change the distribution of bonuses for the participants.

The men’s clubs decided that the bonus of the winner will be reduced by 50% and the bonus of the runner-up will be reduced by 20%. 300.000 Euro will go into a solidarity pot. The guaranteed amounts for the Play-Off matches and the Quarterfinals will be added. The whole amount will be shared equally between all 14 teams, not playing the Play-Offs and the Quarterfinals.

This solidarity payment was confirmed by the 4 participants of the F4: Barcelona, Kiel, Paris and Veszprem.

The women’s clubs decided that (if the Quarterfinals can not be played) the bonuses of F4 participants will be reduced by 100.000 Euro.  The winner will contribute with 33,3%, the runner-up with 26%, the 3rd with 22,2% and the 4th with 18,5%. The winner will  The fix amount is shared equally between all 4 teams which (if the Quarterfinals can not be played) will not go to the F4 event.

Solidarity was shown by Brest, Esbjerg, Györ and Metz.

Date: 2020.03.16 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

During the last days the various FCH-Boards consulted on consequences of the Corona-Virus. The Boards unanimously recommended all member clubs to share the expected losses 50%:50% with the players. This solution shall be applied all across Europe for the period until 30th June 2020. “We think this to be a fair solution. The clubs need the understanding of the players to overcome this difficult situation for Handball!” is the common opinion of the FCH-Presidents Gregor Planteu/Celje and Zsolt Ákos Jeney/Budapest.

Date: 2020.02.04 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

During the latest General Assemblies of FCH (men and women) the statutes were changed and adapted to the new EHF club ranking system which will be in place as of season 20/21. The Boards of FCH will be extended from currently 10 to future 12 members during the upcoming elections in May/June 2021. The Board members of FCH will no longer be split in Board members and Deputy Board members.