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Delo Group announced as WOMEN’S EHF Champions League title sponsor


Delo Group announced as WOMEN’S EHF Champions League title sponsor

For the next two seasons (2019/20 and 2020/21), Delo Group will be the title sponsor of the WOMEN’S EHF Champions League. The competition is to be renamed the DELO WOMEN’S EHF Champions League.

The sponsorship deal will already begin this season with the Delo Group to put its name to the 2019 edition of the DELO WOMEN’S EHF FINAL4, which will be played in the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna on 11/12 May 2019.

Delo Group is already strongly engaged in handball, mainly in Russia. This new title rights sponsorship will allow the company to further extend its activities on the European market.

With media interest growing exponentially – the 2018/19 season has already reached new heights with a total of 24 TV stations, covering more than 50 territories – the Delo Group will receive extensive TV exposure through perimeter and on-court advertising, logo presence on media backdrops, corporate hospitality as well as activation opportunities at the next three DELO WOMEN’S EHF FINAL4 events.

The sponsorship agreement was signed on 25 February 2019 in Vienna by Igor Yakovenko, CEO of DeloPorts, Delo Group subsidiary and David Szlezak, Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH. 

Commenting on the new agreement, Michael Wiederer, EHF President, said: “The WOMEN’S EHF Champions League has already established itself as one of the leading competitions in women’s indoor sport thanks to its strong development and growing media interest. I see the addition of Delo Group as title sponsor as a major breakthrough for the women’s game.”

David Szlezak, Managing Director, EHF Marketing GmbH, said: “The new partnership with the Delo Group will provide a tremendous boost for the WOMEN’S EHF Champions League. This is an opportunity to work together with a title sponsor to push forward the development of the competition, a process we have already experienced with the VELUX EHF Champions League. We are confident that the DELO WOMEN’S EHF Champions League will reinforce its status as one of the leading team sports competitions on the European market.”

Igor Yakovenko, DeloPorts CEO, commented on the new partnership: “Just as we grow and develop on a business level, now we would also like to broaden our horizons in the handball world. Team spirit, the nurturing of talent, growth, fair play and strength are all very close to our company’s values. We’re happy to become a part of the European handball family. Delo Group will proudly bear the name of title sponsor of the DELO WOMEN’S EHF Champions League.”

About WOMEN’S EHF Champions League

The WOMEN’S EHF Champions League is Europe’s premier club handball competition and brings together the continent’s top 16 clubs in a battle for the most important club title in the sport. The teams compete from the group phase onwards for a place at the DELO WOMEN’S EHF FINAL4. 

About Delo Group

Delo Group is one of the largest private transportation and logistics companies in Russia with port assets in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins, as well as rail and multimodal operator of containerized cargo. The key assets of Delo Group are comprised of the stevedore holding DeloPorts, the multimodal transport operator Ruscon and the leading operator of Russian container terminals Global Ports.

About EHF Marketing GmbH

EHF Marketing GmbH is the marketing arm and subsidiary of the European Handball Federation. The company works closely with marketing and media partners, as well as with Europe’s leading clubs to realise the full potential of the sport on the international sports market. EHF Marketing GmbH is responsible for the marketing and media rights of club competitions including the VELUX EHF Champions League, WOMEN’S EHF Champions League and the MEN’S EHF Cup. Visit and for more information. 

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