EBHC 2013

European Beach Handball Championships

from the 5th to the 14th of July 2013

Let the yac games begin


Sport Event Denmark

Visit Randers

Welcome from EHF

2013 Men’s and Women’s 19 Beach Handball Championships

On behalf of the European handball family, I welcome you all to Denmark for the 4th edition of the YAC Beach Handball European Championships where over the next three days, we invite you to enjoy Beach Handball delivered by a younger generation of players.

Once again, the European Handball Federation is putting the European champions of tomorrow in the spotlight today! One of the most positive aspects of this Junior Beach Handball Championship is that all matches will be played in one location – an area of 9.000 square metres close to centre of Randers offers a wide range for the playing courts, tribunes and fun activities.

As we welcome the teams to Randers, a delightful city in the north part of the country, we look forward to the very first throw-off of the tournament. The matches have been scheduled to secure optimum enjoyment.

At the last edition of the tournament in Umag / CRO in 2011, it was the host nation that took the gold medal in the men’s and Hungary in the women’s category. Now the Beach Handball champions from Croatia return to defend their titles over the next three days. May the best team win!

This event will come to a close on July 7th, however, the handball excitement will continue as the senior Beach Handball European Championships for men and women are played consecutively from the 9th to 14th July, 2013.

Welcome to Denmark and enjoy the tournament!

2013 Men’s and Women’s European Beach Handball Championships

With the intention of attaining the same success of the competition in  2011 in Croatia, the 8th edition of the men’s and women’s European Beach Handball Championships will take place from the 9th – 14th July 2013 in the harbour city of Randers in Denmark. In a concerted effort to make this a truly unforgettable event, the Danish Handball Association welcomes you to Northern Denmark, an unspoiled area of the country steeped in sporting traditions and celebrated for its cultural events.

As we look forward to welcoming the participating teams to the 2013 Men’s and Women’s European Beach Handball Championships, the event will be played out in the a large event area which boasts a spectator capacity of 2500 seats. The five-day tournament follows directly after the younger age category tournament being held from the 5th – 7th July 2013.

As it is not only the golden Championship plate up for grabs, but also a ticket to the 2014 Beach Handball World Championships - it is expected that as the matches progress, the excitement for the sporting fans will reach fever pitch as they root for their teams.

For all the participants and guests staying on the beach for this Handball extravaganza, the City of Randers looks forward to imparting unrivalled hospitality at this six-day event. So all that remains to be said is - Welcome to Denmark and Beach Handball at its best.

Best regards
European Handball Federation

Jean Brihault

Welcome from DHF

Denmark is organizing the European Beach Handball Championships in 2013, and this provides Danish Handball Association with a fantastic opportunity to present a form of handball that is experiencing a rapid development in Denmark and all over the world.

In cooperation with Sport Event Denmark and Eventsekretariatet Randers, Danish Handball Association has worked hard to be awarded the 8th European Championship, and together we will do everything we can to make the championship a success on both the athletic and the popular level. 

Alongside with the world’s best beach players competing for medals for their countries in the sand, a lot of exciting activities will make the championships a very festive event. 

In Denmark, Beach Handball has experienced an enormous growth within the last few years, and the number of players grows steadily. The game has actually gotten so popular that when the national Beach Handball Tour tournaments are held, a total of 24 courts are needed at the same time in order to accommodate the many participating teams. That is an unofficial world record and it shows how popular Beach Handball has become in our country. 

In Randers the whole community is behind the event, and everyone is ready to offer the best facilities for both players and spectators. Randers has very proud handball traditions and is very excited to present both the city and Beach Handball to players, spectators and TV-viewers from all over Europe. 

We bid all of the participating teams a warm welcome to the 2013 European Beach Handball Championships in Randers, and are looking forward to the tournament becoming a success for everyone involved. 

Best regards
Danish Handball Association

Per Bertelsen