The EHF partners are an integral part of the future of European Handball. The EHF places great importance on the term “partnership” rather than “sponsorship” and strives to work with highly reputable global companies with a respected name on both the sporting and business markets. The emphasis is placed on long-term, deep-rooted, working relationships which power the sport of handball forward. The EHF would like to use this opportunity to thank its partners for their continued support and dedication to European Handball. We are proud to have our name linked to such professional companies.
Official EHF TV and marketing partner for EURO events
Infront Sports and Media is the exclusive commercial partner of the European Handball Federation for the Men’s and Women’s EHF European Championships. This is a long standing and successful partnership, which commenced in 1993 and will run until 2020 under the present agreement. Infront markets the television rights, media rights, and main sponsorship packages including commercial rights for LED board advertising.
The EHF works extremely closely with Infront and has regular working sessions in Vienna and Zug in both the preparatory period and during the European Championships to guarantee a sporting event of the highest standards. Infront has played a considerable role in securing the placement of the European Championship product on the sporting market, with the event proving to be as popular as ever.
Salming Sports AB is the official outfitter of the EHF and EHF Marketing GmbH. The Swedish company is one of the fastest growing brands in handball and is also known for its high quality products for running, floorball and squash. The four-year agreement, which runs through to end of the 2019/20 season, includes the supply of apparel and shoes to top referees as well as merchandising rights in the federation’s top competitions including the EHF Champions League and EHF EURO.
Official EHF ball partner
SELECT Sport A/S is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hand-sewn balls. The innovative, Danish company with a long and exciting history manufactures around three million balls a year and is represented in major parts of the world, also exporting to over 50 countries. SELECT is the official EHF ball partner providing match balls for all of the federation's competitions from the EHF Champions League through to the EHF EURO and Younger Age Category events from 1 July 2016.
Official EHF partner and flooring supplier for EURO events
The “blue and yellow” no line flooring system at the European Championship has become a trademark feature of the events and is recognised world-wide. The EHF has been working with Gerflor since 2004 to provide the European Championships for Men and Women, plus the Younger Age Category, events with a high quality event floor which satisfies the needs of both the athletes and the requirements of a modern top class event. IN 2006 the agreement was extended to include a Champions League flooring system for selected matches in the group phase and in all venues as of the last sixteen matches. The distinctive “Champions League colours” of blue lagoon and black will be used to present the event identity.
Official handball goal partner
EHF and Sport Transfer have been partners since 2012, namely, since the time Sport Transfer has been delivering handball goals for the European Beach Handball Championships and European Beach Tour Finals. Beginning from the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 in Hungary and Croatia, Sport Transfer has been also delivering the goals for the most important events organized by EHF including both Women’s and Men’s Handball European Championships as well as youth teams final tournaments. The goals manufactured by Sport Transfer have been also used during Velux EHF Final 4 in Cologne, Germany, and Women’s Final 4 in Budapest, Hungary.
Goals manufactured by Sport Transfer bearing EHF marking meet both the players requirements and the demands of the championship-level sports events. Sport Transfer was established over 20 years ago. Over the years the company has gained experience on the Polish and European markets offering high quality sports equipment.
New EHF Glue/Resin Partner
This new handball resin convinces with its long-lasting adhesive power and its simple cleaning characteristics. Intense Grip ensures precise control of the ball and thus success for every player.
- natural handball resin
- strong adhesive power
- suitable for contact with skin
Thanks to our coordinated products, INTENSE GRIP can be removed effortlessly from hands after the game with Cleaning Wipes!
Official EHF partner and supplier of cleaning systems
Rotowash cleaning machines stand for "clever cleaning" of handball floorings especially at EHF Euro Events since 2006. Rotowash is the official EHFsupplier of cleaning machines. Easy to handle they give the Taraflex handball floorings supplied by Gerflor a better look - before, during and after the EHF Euros. The look of the court also decides the quality of TV pictures as well as a clean flooring set-up for the spectators in the hall.
OFFICIAL EHF PARTNER FOR PORTABLE GOALS
QUICK PLAY is an English company which sells and distributes ultra-portable and easy-to-set-up goals of high quality for both child and adult use. The EHF wants to use and promote suitable high quality portable goals for its development programmes for Beach, Mini and Street Handball within its 50 Member Federations. Two sizes of portable goals are on offer at competitive prices; 2.40m x 1.70m for Mini and Street Handball and 2m x 3m for Beach Handball. A two-year agreement has been agreed between the EHF and QUICK PLAY covering the period June 2016 - 2018.
OFFICIAL EHF PARTNER FOR PROPRIOCEPTIVE TRAINING TOOLS, BEACH HANDBALL LINE SYSTEMS AND BEACH HANDBALL PLAYING BALLS
Since January 2015 Trial, a well known brand from Italy, has been the official supplier of proprioceptive devices, Beach Handball line systems and Beach Handball playing balls. The innovative products of the Forli-based company will be used for both: Education courses of the EHF and Beach Handball European Championships (senior and Younger Age Category), at the ebt Finals and at the EHF Beach Handball Champions Cup.
OFFICIAL EHF PARTNER
GOALCHA is subdivided in the leisure time sport and modern type of handball GOALCHA Street Handball, focused on fun and less rules, and in the numerous GOALCHA Activities, aiming at exercise and the gathering of good experiences with the purpose-made GOALCHABall. GOALCHA was developed with the objective to bring handball back to school and into the daily life of children and youths. For that purpose, the necessary equipment was reduced to a minimum – all you need is the special GOALCHA-Ball, being "grippable and graspable" for all persons irrespective of their age, sex or motoric capability. With GOALCHA everything centers on the positive experience – it's not about competition, or rather who scored more goals when playing GOALCHA Street Handball. It is a match without referee and coach – the players formulate the basic rules themselves and assume responsibility that these are observed during the match. With GOALCHA, there is no right or wrong! All participants shall find out the possibilities and freedoms of their actions and make their own experiences. It's about communication, respect, equality and fair play. In this easy and uncomplicated surroundings, the participants can playfully achieve confidence and a feeling of skillfulness in the handling of balls.
Official partner for EHF referee communication systems
Axitour Communication Systems is the European Handball Federation's preferred supplier of referee communication systems through to 2019. The EHF top referees will be equipped with the system for matches across all of the federation’s club and national team competitions including the EHF Champions League, EHF Cup and the EHF EURO as well as beach handball events. The AXIWI® communication system is the most compact communication system of its kind for referees and officials on the sports market offering full duplex and hands-free communications. Up to five referees or officials can communicate simultaneously. Axitour supplies the AXIWI communication system also to the top referees of the Netherlands Handball Federation and have also sold systems to handball federations in Iceland, Austria, Finland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The communication system is also successfully used by referees, officials and sports organisations in the majority of sports: soccer, field hockey, rugby, handball, korfball, hockey, basketball, cricket and many other sports.
OFFICIAL EHF PARTNER
The European Handball Players Union is the institute body representing the professional handball players in Europe. EHPU was founded in 2008 during the European Championship in Norway. Today, it represents more than 1350 male and female professional handball players from 4 different continents. EHPU is composed of the 7 national unions of Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Spain and Sweden. EHPU is perceived by EHF as the representative body of the professional players in Europe - two voices of the Professional Handball Board (PHB) are given to EHPU. The purposes of EHPU are to get the players voice being heard in the institutional handball world, we want to bring information from the pitch to the governance body and from the governance body to the locker room. EHPU is also trying to help the development of new national unions, in order to represent all professional handball players. Special attention shall be paid to the topic of match fixing on http://www.protect-integrity.com/ !