Women Forum Club Handball 2014 eV was founded in Budapest on 4th May 2014.

Women FCH in a first step decided to support the key message of the partner organization Men’s Forum Club Handball:

Here is the Men’s FCH key message from 2006:

Clubs, National Federations, European Handball Federation (EHF) and International Handball Federation (IHF) are competitors in the same market. All organizations are organizing handball matches in Europe. All organizations have their natural financial interests. All organizations are using the same players, dates, arenas, spectators, sponsors, tv-stations, agencys and so on.

  1. It is the target of FCH to achieve a balance of interests between all mentioned parties.
  2. It is a target of FCH to reduce the number of big Championships from currently 5 in 4 years (2 World Championships (WCH), 2 European Championships (ECH) and 1 Olympic Games (OG)) to three (but maximum 4) in 4 years.
  3. The big Championships shall be played between the end and the start of European Club season like in all other team sports. For the moment ECHs and WCHs take place in January.
  4. The Olympic Qualification tournaments shall be abolished. The Qualification could be organized via WCHs and ECHs as it used to be in the past.
  5. The number of National Team days shall be reduced. In Olympic years (ie 2008) handball players spent 120 days and more with the National team.
  6. Every day a player spends with the National Team shall be compensated by the National Federation, EHF or IHF.
  7. The player salary shall be ensured in favor of the club – whenever a player is performing for his National Team or a selction.
  8. The relation between clubs (FCH) and federations (EHF, IHF) shall be based on a written agreement – like in football.
  9. FCH represents the interests of the clubs in international organisations and vis-a-vis EHF and IHF

Today Women Forum Club Handball eV represents the (diverse) interests of almost 60 European top clubs, competing in the various European Cup competitions.

The relationship between EHF/IHF on the one hand and Women FCH on the other hand is regulated by a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (EHF), respectively a ‘Partnership Agreement’ (IHF):

European women top clubs are represented via Forum Club Handball in various bodies of EHF/EHFM.


FCH has one representative in the EHF Women Handball Board

FCH has one representative in the EHF Competitions Commission


FCH has a representative EHFM Advisory Board

FCH has 5 representatives in the EHFM Women Club Board

FCH has one comptroller for EHFM finances


FCH has no formal representation in any IHF body.

IHF formally acknowledged the existence of clubs in November 2017.

EHF and FCH are working together in strategic partnership in order to improve European Club Handball.

IHF and FCH are working together in order to improve the position of handball worldwide with special emphasis on USA and China.



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