19.06.2009, 12:22
Europe’s elite head for the beach

Larvik is busy preparing for the arrival of Europe’s top men’s and women’s Beach Handball players as it plays host to the 6th European Beach Handball Championships from 23 June.


Europe’s elite head for the beach

The Norwegian port of Larvik is busy preparing for the arrival of Europe’s top men’s and women’s beach handball players as it plays host to the 6th European Beach Handball Championships from Tuesday 23 June to Sunday 28 June.

Let's "twitter" about Beach HandballTwelve men’s and eleven women’s teams will fight it out on three purpose-built beach courts in Larvik harbour for the right to call themselves European Beach Champions 2009.

World Championship places are also up for grabs, adding extra importance to the event, with four teams in both the men’s and women’s competitions qualifying for the 2010 World Championships in Turkey.

Follow live on-line

Beach handball fans across Europe and worldwide will be able to watch the action live thanks to live streaming of the event via the Norwegian Handball Federation’s dedicated beach site at www.beachhandball.no.

The EHF Beach Team will keep you up to date with the latest news on the www.eurohandball.com homepage, and fans of the social networking site, Twitter, will be able to follow the action as it happens, as we post regular ‘tweets’ live from the Larvik Beach Handball Arena at www.twitter.com/beacheuro2009.

Beach party

Guaranteed good atmosphereNorway’s handball-mad fans will certainly not be disappointed when they make the trip to Larvik, organisers are promising a huge beach party, with up to 2400 spectators watching the championships live on the beach arena’s main court.

Viewers at home can also see the finals live courtesy of Norwegian television’s TV2, with the women’s final being shown on Sunday 28 June at 15.05 and then men’s at 16.00.

TEXT: Eurohandball.com


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