Date: 2014.09.22 | Category: WOMEN Handball | Response: 0

The President of Women Forum Club Handball (WFCH) Ernö Kelecsenyi and the President of the European Handball Federation (EHF) signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) on the fringes of the 12th EHF Ordinary Congress in Dublin last Weekend. The MoU regulates the partnership between Clubs and EHF. In particular it regulates the representation of Club representatives in the various bodies of EHF and its daughter company EHF Marketing GmbH. Details will be presented to the WFCH member Clubs during the next WFCH General Assembly which will take place in Budapest on the weekend of the EHF European Championship.  GB

Date: 2014.07.08 | Category: IHF | Response: 0

17 Clubs of the DKB Handball-Bundesliga lodged a complaint against German Handball Federation (DHB) and International Handball Federation (IHF) in April 2013. IHF and DHB should be adjudged to refrain from obligating the Clubs to second their employed foreign handball players upon demand of their respective national federations for measures of said national federations. The Clubs, supported from FCH, won the first instance at the court Landgericht Dortmund in May 2014. Now – as expected – DHB and IHF lodged an appeal at the court Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf.

Date: 2014.06.16 | Category: EHF, WOMEN Handball | Response: 0

A first meeting between the newly elected board of Women Forum Club Handball and the leadership of EHF will take place on 27th June 2014 prior to the draw of the Championsleagues. Women Forum Club Handball will be represented by President Ernö Kelecsenyi/Györ, Vice-President Gordana Naceva/Vardar Skopje and Kay-Sven Hähner/Leipzig. EHF will be represented by President Jean Brihault and General Secretary Michael Wiederer. The target of the meeting is to define the conditions for future cooperation between EHF and WFCH. GB

Date: 2014.06.16 | Category: Forum Club Handball, IHF | Response: 0

Internationale Handball Federation (IHF) President Dr. Hassan Moustafa conveyed his ‘heartfelt congratulations’ to Joan Marin on his election as President Forum Club Handball (FCH).

‘I wish you every success in your tasks and challenges and look forward to cooperating with you for the benefit of the further development of our sport.’

The congratulations were accompanied by an invitation to visit the match of the ‘IHF World Selection’ vs the Egypt National Team in favor of a Cairo Hospital for children with cancer.

Date: 2014.06.10 | Category: GCH | Response: 0

Juan Arias, foundation member of Group Club Handball EEIG, died unexpectedly after taking his breakfast in his appartementm last week. The former Handball player  served for his Club as President from 1994 – 2009. During his leadership the Club became Spanish Champion and won the European Cup for Cup Winners. Forum Club Handball expresses its compassion to the family and to the Club.

Date: 2014.06.04 | Category: Forum Club Handball, Uncategorized | Response: 0

On 1st June the 12th General Assembly of Forum Club Handball elected a new board. Joan Marin/Spain unanimously was elected as new President, Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg and Bertus Servaas/Kielce became Vice-Presidents. Further board members are Jens Boesen/Kolding-Copenhagen and Karl Lofmark/Lund.

The elections in detail:

1.  Election Board Member Nation ranked 1 (GER)

Candidate Board member: Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg

was elected unanimously with one abstention.

2.  Election Board Member Nation ranked 2 (ESP)

Candidate Board member: Joan Marin/proposed by the Board

was elected unanimously with one abstention.

3.  Election Board Member Nations ranked 3-6 (FRA, DEN, SLO, HUN)

DEN Candidate Board member: Jens Boesen/Kolding-Copenhagen

SLO Candidate Board member: Tomaz Jersic/Celje

FRA Candidate Board member: Robert Molines/Montpellier withdrew his candidature before the election and announced that he will be only candidate as deputy board member.

A secret election took place. Jens Boesen was elected as board member.

4.  Election Board Member Nations ranked 7-12 (RUS, SUI, CRO, MKD, POL, BLR)

POL Candidate Board member: Bertus Servaas/Kielce

was elected unanimously with one abstention.

B. Servaas was not present, as he received an important honor in Poland on the same day.

5.  Election Board Member Nations ranked 13-50 (ROU, SWE, POR, NOR, SRB, UKR, GRE, … IRL

SWE Candidate Board member: Karl Lofmark/Lund

GRE Candidate Board member: Stathis Papachartofilis/Doukas Athens

IRL Candidate Board member: Magnus Clarke/Dublin

A secret election took place. Karl Lofmark was elected as board member.

6.  Election Deputy Board Member Nation ranked 1 (GER)

Candidate Dep Board member: Sabine Holdorf-Schust/Kiel was elected unanimously with one abstention.

7.  Election DeputyBoard Member Nation ranked 2 (ESP)

Candidate Dep Board member: Xavier O’Callaghan/Barelona was elected unanimously with one abstention.

8.  Election Deputy Board Member Nations ranked 3-6 (FRA, DEN, SLO, HUN)

SLO Candidate Dep Board member: Tomaz Jersic/Celje withdrew his candidature in favor of Robert Molines.

FRA Candidate Dep Board member: Robert Molines/Montpellier was elected unanimously with one abstention.

9.  Election Deputy Board Member Nations ranked 7-12 (RUS, SUI, CRO, MKD, POL, BLR)

SUI Candiate Dep Candidate Board member: Peter Leutwyler/Kadetten Schaffhausen was elected unanimously with one abstention.

10.         Election Deputy Board Member Nations ranked 13-50 (ROU, SWE, POR, NOR, SRB, UKR, GRE, … IRL

GRE Candidate Board member: Stathis Papachartofilis/Doukas Athens

IRL Candidate Dep Board member: Magnus Clarke/Dublin

Clarke was elected as Deputy Board member in secret election.

 

Further positions were elected:

FCH treasurer: Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg

FCH comptroller: Gerd Hofele/Göppingen

FCH member of the EHF Professional Handball Board: Joan Marin/Spain and Gerd Butzeck/FCH

FCH member of the EHF Men’s Club Marketing Board: Xavi O’Callaghan/Barcelona and Sabine Holdorf-Schust/Kiel

FCH member of the EHFM Advisory Board: Nomination delegated to the FCH-Board

 

Further decisions were taken:

Discharge: The assembly granted discharge to the outgoing board.

Women Forum Club Handball: FCH will cooperate with Women Forum Club Handball. An according agreement will be signed.

Budget: The Budget for the period 1.7.2014 – 30.6.2016 was adopted.

Refereeing: It was proposed to replace the head of the refereeing by an international committee of experts. This shall reduce the pressure on the current head of refereeing and give a better feeling to the participating teams. The proposal was supported by the assembly unanimously. It was decided that an according proposal for EHF shall be prepared.

World selection: The FCH General Assembly decided that in the future FCH member clubs will release players to EHF/IHF Selection matches only, if date, compensation for the clubs and insurance of the player salaries in case of injury are agreed between FCH and EHF/IHF. This decision does not concern the upcoming match of the World Selection in Egypt in favor of a children cancer hospital.

Next Assembly: The next General Assembly will not take place in Qatar. The new board will decide, if and where to organize a FCH General Assembly in January 2015.

Date: 2014.05.19 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0

During the 12th FCH General Assembly elections will be held.

Venue: Art’otel Cologne, Holzmarkt 4, 50676 Cologne from 9:30h – 14:00h.

The period for nominations of FCH board members for the period 2014-2016 expired on 18th May 2014.

The following candidates were nominated:

ELECTIONS Board member   

  1. Election Board Member Nation ranked 1 (GER)

    Candidate Board member: Dierk Schmäschke/Flensburg

  2. Election Board Member Nation ranked 2 (ESP)

    Candidate Board member: Joan Marin/proposed by the Board

  3. Election Board Member Nations ranked 3-6 (FRA, DEN, SLO, HUN)

    FRA Candidate Board member: Robert Molines/Montpellier

    DEN Candidate Board member: Jens Boesen/Kolding-Copenhagen

    SLO Candidate Board member: Tomaz Jersic/Celje

  4. Election Board Member Nation ranked 7-12 (RUS, SUI, CRO, MKD, POL, BLR)

    POL Candidate Board member: Bertus Servaas/Kielce

  5. Election Board Member Nation ranked 13-50 (ROU, SWE, POR, NOR, SRB, UKR, GRE, … IRL

    SWE Candidate Board member: Karl Lofmark/Lund

    GRE Candidate Board member: Stathis Papachartofilis/Doukas Athens

    IRL Candidate Board member: Magnus Clarke/Dublin

ELECTIONS Deputy board member

  1. Election Deputy Board Member Nation ranked 1 (GER)

    Candidate Dep Board member: Sabine Holdorf-Schust/Kiel

  2. Election DeputyBoard Member Nation ranked 2 (ESP)

    Candidate Dep Board member: Xavier O’Callaghan/Barelona

  3. Election Deputy Board Member Nations ranked 3-6 (FRA, DEN, SLO, HUN)

    FRA Candidate Dep Board member: Robert Molines/Montpellier

    DEN Candidate Dep Board member: Jens Boesen/Kolding-Copenhagen

    SLO Candidate Dep Board member: Tomaz Jersic/Celje

  4. Election Deputy Board Member Nation ranked 7-12 (RUS, SUI, CRO, MKD, POL, BLR)

    SUI Candiate Dep Candidate Board member: Peter Leutwyler/Kadetten Schaffhausen

  5. Election Deputy Board Member Nation ranked 13-50 (ROU, SWE, POR, NOR, SRB, UKR, GRE, … IRL

    SWE Candidate Dep Board member: Karl Lofmark/Lund

    GRE Candidate Dep Board member: Stathis Papachartofilis/Doukas Athens

    IRL Candidate Dep Board member: Magnus Clarke/Dublin

G. Butzeck/Election supervisor

Date: 2014.05.05 | Category: WOMEN Handball | Response: 0

An important day in European Women Handball – on initiative of a number of leading European Top Clubs, more than 20 Clubs from 15 nations gathered to found WOMEN’S FORUM CLUB HANDBALL (WFCH). In his opening speech the Chairman of the EHF Women’s Club Board, Kay-Sven Hähner from Leipzig, underlined the necessity of the organization, in order to improve Women Handball in Europe. As a guest speaker, the Vice-President from the men’s side, Joan Marin, demanded unity of the clubs vis-à-vis the EHF and the IHF.

After the formal foundation a first board was elected:

Ernö Keleczenyi, Györ/HUN – President

Kay-Sven Hähner, Leipzig/GER – Vice-President (Treasurer)

Gordana Naceva, Skopje/MKD – Vice-President

Jan Buhr, Viborg/DEN

Björn-Gunnar Bruun, Hansen/NOR

The following deputy board members were elected:

Zsolt Akos Jeney, Ferencvarosi/HUN; Torben Kolbaek, Midtjylland/DEN; Liviu Bala, Baia Mare/ROM; Deja Ivanovic, Krim Mercator/SLO

Jutta Ehrmann-Wolf, Leverkusen/GER was elected as a comptroller.

In a first statement the newly elected President thanked for the trust in his person. The thanked for the support from the Men’s Forum Club Handball but asked all women club representatives to find an own way for the future.

At the end of the meeting the President of the European Handball Federation (EHF), Jean Brihault addressed the assembly. He emphasized the importance of women’s handball and promised support from his side. Further details will follow.

Date: 2014.04.23 | Category: EHF, WOMEN Handball | Response: 0

The President of the European Handball Federation (EHF) Jean Brihault, accompanied by the Secretary General and the Chairwoman of the Women’s Handball Board plans to attend the foundation assembly of WOMEN FORUM CLUB HANDBALL. The EHF-President will address the club representatives on behalf of the EHF. The according confirmation of EHF Secretary General M. Wiederer has been given today.

Date: 2014.04.15 | Category: Forum Club Handball | Response: 0


Herewith we invite all FCH member clubs to the 12th General Assembly of Forum Club Handball (FCH), taking place

on 1st June 2014 from 9.30 till 14 hours at

Art’otel Cologne, Holzmarkt 4, 50676 Köln/Germany, Tel +49 221 801030

http://www.artotels.com/cologne-hotel-de-50676/gercoart

This invitation is addressed to all FCH Members which are the:

  • Top 24 Championsleague teams
  • Top 32 EHF Cup teams
  • Top 16 Challenge Cup teams
  • All National Champions 2013
  • All teams, leading in the National Championship on 1st April 2014

The arrival of the participants is scheduled Saturday, 31st May 2014 in the morning. In the afternoon all club representatives will attend the Semi-Finals of the VELUX EHF Championsleague Final4 event.

The 12th General Assembly will take place on Sunday, 1st June 2014 from 9.30 – 14.00 hours in the hotel. All participants are invited to attend the Finals of the VELUX EHF Championsleague season 2013/14.  After the Meeting the participants will have the possibility to watch the finals of the VELUX EHF Championsleague Final4.

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Opening/Welcome of Guests
  2. Role Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes of the 11th FCH General Assembly
  4. Reports 2012 – 2014
  • FCH President Jersic, incl. Men’s Club Marketing Board (MCMB)
  • FCH Vice-President Marin, incl. EHF Executive Committee
  • FCH Vice-President Schmaeschke, incl. IHF Matters
  • FCH General Manager Butzeck, incl. ‘Professional Handball Board’ (PHB) Matters
  • FCH President Jersic – New ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU)
  • Comptroller Gerd Hofele, Finances
  • Discussion

5. Discharge Finances

6. Discharge Board/Office holders

7. Nomination of the Election Supervisor

8. Elections

9. Cooperation with WFCH/Decision

10. Budget 2014-2016

11. Miscellaneous

12. Closing

All FCH members are requested to forward proposals for FCH board member candidates. A detailed information on the election procedure will follow here.

We kindly ask you to register for the meeting via e-mail to office@forumclubhandball.com until 5th May 2014, 12:00 hours am. For more detailed information please go to ’Next General Assembly’.