06.10.2017, 04:38
Workshop to strengthen women’s handball network

NEWS: Experts from more than 30 EHF member federations gather in Vienna at the beginning of next week to discuss strategies and ideas to further develop women’s handball

Workshop to strengthen women’s handball network

A first-of-its-kind women’s handball workshop will take place in Vienna on 9/10 October.

The EHF’s Women’s Handball Board has brought together experts from more than 30 member federations with the aim of exchanging ideas, inputs and strategies to further develop women’s handball.

The programme features several best-practice presentations on Monday as well as working groups and a panel discussion on Tuesday.

Former Slovenia head coach and EHF Lecturer Marta Bon will give her insights on women’s youth handball and the mentoring of young players.

Austrian Wolfgang Stockinger, the Head of Career Development for KADA, talks about preparing handball players for their post-career and dual career options.

Former Dutch international and EHF Lecturer Monique Tijsterman and Bente Aksnes, Vice President of the Norwegian Handball Federation, present best-practice examples from the Dutch and the Norwegian Handball Federation.

Tijsterman will lay emphasis on the Dutch Handball Academy, a programme which began in 2006 and eventually resulted in silver medals for the women’s national team at the World Championship 2015 and the EHF EURO 2016.

Aksnes will present the Norwegian federation’s approach to women’s handball and women in handball; out of 128,000 players in Norway, two-thirds are female.

The workshop continues on Tuesday with working groups on topics such as the promotion of women’s handball and the strengthening of the women’s EHF top competitions, i.e. the EHF EURO and the EHF Champions League.

A panel discussion on women’s handball in the future concludes the workshop.

Selected findings of the workshop as well as statements from the panel discussion’s participants will be available on eurohandball.com and the EHF’s social media channels afterwards.

TEXT: EHF / ts

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