The championship will be the first step for the Youth Olympic Games, where the Beach Handball will appear for the first time, “said Ulisses Pereira, President of the Portuguese Handball Federation, who expressed his” strong confidence in providing the National Selections in this competition, which will take place in Nazaré. ”
The natural conditions of Nazaré, the interest of the City in the event beach handball and the organizational capacity were some of the reasons for the choice of this municipality to host the UEFA European Under-16.
Walter Chicharro, the Mayor said that “the European Handball will strengthen the position of Nazaré as international events organizer, making it the center of the European handball, already in July this year.”
Already Mario Bernardes, national coordinator Beach Handball, said “Nazaré as the beach with the best conditions in Portugal for this event.”
The allocation of the organization of the event to Portugal, and in particular, to the Nazaré Municipality, are the recognition of quality and professionalism, but assign also the responsibility and the opportunity to assert Portugal in the international panorama of beach handball, “said responsible for the Handball Association of Leiria.
Paul Felix, National Selector, which will soon announce Selections Men’s and Women who will fight for the country, said that the European Handball Under-16 is the biggest event ever. ”
The top four of Under-16 Beach Handball European will qualify for the Handball World Championship Under-17 Beach, to be held next year in a location still to be appointed by the IHF.
The top three in the World Championship Under-17 determine will be for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018, in what will be the debut of beach handball at the Olympics.
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