Exactly 4 years after the incorporation of GROUP CLUB HANDBALL EEIG (GCH) the first Professional Handball Board (PHB) meeting took place in Vienna.
This first PHB meeting finalizes a development, started 4 years ago. In 2006 according to the statutes of EHF and IHF the clubs were not existing.
GCH changed the situation significantly.
Today clubs are formally represented in various bodies of European Handball Federation (EHF) and European Handball Federation Marketing GmbH (EHFM).
In 2008 EHF established an insurance fund, compensating clubs for injured players. Since 2010 EHF pays compensation to clubs for releasing players to European Championships.
IHF announced to do the same for the first time during the World Championship in Sweden 2010.
Congratulations to all GCH member clubs! GB
The first meeting of the newly established PROFESSIONAL HANDBALL BOARD (PHB) will take place in Vienna (AUT) on 24.11.2010. The representatives of Clubs, National Federations and EHF will define the tasks of the body and a timetable. A chairman – who will represent the PHB inside the EHF Executive Committee – will be elected.
The club organisation FORUM CLUB HANDBALL (FCH) will be represented by Vice-President Joan Marin/Renovalia Ciudad Real and General Manager Gerd Butzeck. Player and League organisations will join PHB at a later stage. GB
The President of the German Handball Federation (DHB) Ulrich Strombach announced that he will withdraw his proposal to reduce the number of big championships from currently 10 in 8 years to 8 in 8 years. His proposal to the upcoming IHF Congress suggested three Continental Championships, three World Championships and 2 Olympic Games in 8 years. Due to a lac of support of other leading nations Strombach announced the withdrawl. GB