Beach handball is getting more popular in Sweden and players come from different clubs. There are five debutants in men’s team and seven girls playing their first big competition.
Tilda Wiiand and Victor Ericson are both coaching the women’s team. „It’s been a long handball season for many of the players in the team who play in the highest league in handball in Sweden, but we have had five camps together. It’s been an intense preparation period, but with a big smile and we are ready to play!“, stated the officials in the women’s team.
Sweden women’s team is in a Group B with Norway, Poland and Ukraine, which are big beach handball nations. There is also France who is a debutant at this Championship.
Tony Carlsson and Helene Bernhardtz are coaches of the men’s team. „Our goal is to be better than the last EURO when we won tenth place. We have had four camps and one tournament in Poland. It feels a bit too little to be really prepared“, stated in the men’s team. Jesper Knutsson and a great shooter Henrik Dahlberg are key players in the men’s team.
Sweden women’s team will play the first match at the upcoming EURO against Poland, while the men’s team will compete with Ukraine.