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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.

Date: 2019.01.16 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

FC Barcelona nominated the former International David Barrufet (280 times representing Spain) to replace Xavier O’Callaghan as Board member FCH. O’Callaghan served as FCH Board member from the very beginning of the Organisation. End of last year he was promoted as FC Barcelona representative for USA. Therefore he had to resign from his position as President and Board member FCH.

David Barrufet is a 7-times Champions League winner and one of the most famous Spanish players of all times.

Date: 2018.02.08 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

Yesterday FCH Vice-President Bertus Servaas/PGE Vive Kielce – Poland resigned from his office in FCH. In his message to FCH he explained that  ‘the work is done’ and wished ‘good luck’ in the future. FCH regrets the decision of Bert Servaas as Handball needs personalities like him.

#Bert: we are looking forward to seeing you during our next General Assemblies! All the best to you and your family!

Date: 2018.01.08 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

The EHF Executive Committee decided not the renew the Memorandum of Understanding with the ‘European Handball League Association’ during its ordinary meeting on the fringes of the IHF World Championship in Hamburg in December 2017. The current agreement between EHF and EPHLA expires on 30th June 2018. At the moment EPHLA has two seats in the EHF Professional Handball Board which is the body to exchange views between players, clubs, leagues, National Federations and EHF.

As of July 2018 EHF intends to set up a ‘European League Board’. All National Federations are requested to nominate a representative for the assembly of the European Handball Leagues.

Date: 2017.09.27 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

The anual ordinary FCH Board meeting will take place in Spain on 16./17.10.2017. The Board of the Men’s Forum will take place on 16th, the Board of the Women’s Forum will take place on 17th October 2017. The meeting will be attended by the President and Secretary General of the European Handball Federation (EHF).

The major topics on the agenda will be the future cooperation between FCH and EHF, as both ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) are expiring on 30th June 2018. GB

Date: 2017.08.09 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

During todays conference call the FCH-Board dealt with the ‘Palmarsson case’. According to various press information the player informed his club Telekom Veszprem HC via WhatsApp at the beginning of the preparation phase of season 17/18 in July 2017 that he is not willing to be part of the team although he has a valid contract until June 2018. This behavior of one of the top players is not acceptable. It causes various and severe problems to the management of the multiple EHF VELUX CL FINAL4 participant.

The board of FORUM CLUB HANDBALL (FCH) unanimously condemns all type of disrespect of existing contracts, regardless whether it concerns players or clubs. Both parties are called to respect existing agreements at any time.

Date: 2017.05.22 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

Today Women FCH Vice-President Gordana Naceva declared her resignation as Board member. Gordana Naceva expresses her thanks to the Board members for the good cooperation in the past and wishes continued success for the future.