Dear Handball Friends,
also this year, for the second consecutive season, the Italian Handball Federation will be involved in the organization of the prestigious international event of the Champions Cup.
I wish to reiterate my honor and joy, also on behalf of the Federal Board and of the whole Italian Handball movement for the trust once again accorded by international organizations to us.
First of all, I wish to thank the EHF (European Handball Federation) and his President, Michael Wiederer, for entrusting our Federation with the hospitality of this such important event for the European Beach Handball.
Everything will happen in a very special year for our Handball. In 2020, in fact, the Champions Cup will be the first act that will will precede the World Championships, scheduled later in the summer in the city of Pescara. This confirms that Beach Handball keep going to play a priority and central role in the strategies of the Italian Federation.
But not only. We are pleased to see that the EHF caught the effervescence of the Italian Federation in organizing events: for the first time, once again in the summer of 2020, Italy will organize, together with Austria, the EURO M20. Same days, for two challenges of the highest level that await us and to which we want to be prepared in the best way.
“Be part of the game” is the motto that continues to lead our work and our activity. Our intention is to turn the spotlight on the Italian Handball and to create an appreciable sporting experience in the eyes of Europe and the rest of the world.
I wish to thank the Italian Presidency of the Council, the Italian National Olympic Committee – national and regional – and the Regional FIGH Committee of Sicily for the invaluable support in the organization of this event.
Thanks also to the local institutions of the city of Catania, which I am sure will confirm its exceptional hospitality, an essential element for the success of a sporting event. I am sure that this second Italian edition of the Champions Cup will be unforgettable.