22.12.2010, 11:03
Umag hosts 2011 European Beach Handball Championship

One joint tournament for women, men and younger age categories to take place in Croatia.

Umag hosts 2011 European Beach Handball Championship

On 17 December 2010 the EHF Executive Committee awarded the 7the edition of the European Beach Handball Championships to the Croatian Handball Federation.

The major event will be organised in Umag, Croatia and contain of four combined tournaments, the 2011 YAC European Beach Handball Championships for W19 and M19, and the 2011 Beach Handball European Championships for women and men.

The harbour town of Umag is situated on the north-western coast of the Istrian peninsula. Stella Maris Resort is one of the most popular sporting venues of Croatia, and the International Tennis Centre, with a central stadium for 4,000 spectators, hosts a regular ATP tournament. This will also be the final venue for the 2011 Beach Handball European Championships.

The two Younger Age Category competitions will be carried out between 24 and 26 June 2011, the senior competitions between 28 June and 3 July 2011.

The Croatian organisers have received a dispatch of the manual for staging the tournament together with the relevant specifications and forms by the EHF.

The complete match schedule is planned to be published on 11 March 2011.


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