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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: 2021.06.20 | 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)


Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg

Teo Storm/Kiel

2. Election Board Member Nation ranked 2 (FRA)


Julien Deljarry/Montpellier

Thierry Omeyer/Paris

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


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)


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) 


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, …)


ENG Théo Bougouin/London

7. Election of the Non-European Board member     


USA Bini Moustafa/New York

ELECTIONS Part II/Office holders:


8. Election of the FCH President


Xavier O’Callaghan/Barcelona

9. Election of the 2 FCH Vice-Presidents


Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg

Peter Leutwyler/Kadetten

10.    Election of the FCH-Treasurer

Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg

11.    Election of the FCH-Comptroller


Gerd Hofele/Göppingen

12.    FCH Development Group

Chairman: Stathis Papachartofilis


Pep Blanchart/Granollers

          Andreas Andreou/Famagusta

          Oleg Lebedev/Minsk


13. Election of the 2 Professional Handball Board representatives


Xavier O’Callaghan/Barcelona

Gregor Planteu/Celje

14. Election of the EHF Competitions Commission member


Gael Pelletier/Nantes


15. Election of the 3 MCB-representatives


    Janos Szabo/Veszprem

    Peter Leutwyler/Kadetten

    Teo Storm

16. Election of the EHFM comptroller


Jennifer Kettemann/Rhine-Neckar-Lions

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


Axel Gehrer – no club representative

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


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: 2021.04.20 | 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: 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: 2020.04.30 | 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: 2019.11.25 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

The 22th General Assembly of Forum Club Handball (men) will take place in Stockholm on 24th and 25th January 2020. Please find more details under MEN FORUM CLUB HANDBALL on this page.

Date: 2019.11.11 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

The 12th General Assembly of Women Forum Club Handball will take place in Vienna on 18th and 19th January 2020. Please find more details under WOMEN FORUM CLUB HANDBALL on this page.

Date: 2019.08.20 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

FCH Managing Director G. Butzeck scheduled the next ordinary FCH General Assemblies.

Due to the Women World Championship in Japan 2019 the next Women’s General Assembly will take place on the fringes of the Men’s EHF EURO 2020 in Vienna/AUT on 18/19th January 2020.

The Men’s General Assembly will take place one week later in Stockholm/SWE on 24/25th January 2020.

FCH member clubs are requested to save the date. More details are to be found under Next General Assembly on this webpage. The invitations will be delivered to the FCH member clubs 2 months prior to the event at the latest.

Date: 2019.08.20 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

FCH works with a voting system which allocates one vote to the Challenge Cup teams, 2 votes to the EHF-Cup teams and three votes to the CL teams. As of season 20/21 the EHF Champions League will work with a new playing system. The number of CL participants will be reduced from 28 to 16 teams. Accordingly the influence from the CL would be reduced from potentially 74 votes to potentially (if all clubs are present) 48 votes. In order to have also in the future a major impact of the CL teams, the number of votes for the CL participants was increased from 3 to 4 as of season 20/21. The decision was taken unanimously with two abstentions.

Date: 2019.05.02 | Category: Forum Club Handball, Uncategorized | Response: 0

Financials will be the important topic of the upcoming FCH General Assemblies in Budapest (Women, 12.5.19) and Cologne (Men, 2.6.2019).

According to the new contract between EHF Marketing GmbH and Infront/Dazn, a new distribution system for the European Cup revenues will be set up. The General Assemblies will decide upon the split between men’s and women’s competition and about the split between Champions League, new European Handball League (=former EHF-Cup) and new EHF-Cup (=former Challenge Cup) for the seasons 20/21, 21/22 and 22/23.

Due to the change of the term of office for EHF Office holders, the term of the current office holders of FCH is expected to be prolonged until 2021.

A big number of European Top clubs is expected to participate in the meetings in Budapest and Cologne.