This weekend in Italian city of Gaeta the closing tournament of European Championships in beach handball a.k.a. EBT Masters Finals will be held. In men's category Croatia will be represented by BHC Detono Zagreb, whilst in women's category that honour will have WBHC Kontesa Nera.
EBT Masters Finals is a competition which has been played since 2004. under the organization of European Handball Federation. There are 10 participants - 10 Europe's best teams that have earned their right to perform on the tournament by collecting EBT points throughout the whole last year's season. In the latest history of the competition Croatian teams made amazing successes. Detono Zagreb has made its way to the title of European Champion six times, whilst Kontesa Nera was two times the best women's team.
In their group, the Detonators will measure their strength with the following teams: Ekaterinodar (Rusija), Munster (Njemačka), Gaeta Cus Cassino (Italija) te s mađarskim predstavnicima Salgotarjan Strandepitok.
Team of Detono Zagreb will represent: David Henigman, Filip Dominik Hančić, Ivan Jurić, Valentino Valentaković, Matej Sošić, Igor Požeg, Lucian Bura, Dario Begonja, Krešimir Malbašić, Tomislav Lauš, Josip Leko, Mladen Paradžik. Coach: Ivan Jugović.
"We started the preparations to the tournament one month ago during which we played a lot of friendly games and took part in Jarun Cup (1st place). We are all ready to participate in this year's edition of EBT Finals and I hope that this year we will return to the title of the best European team, considering the fact that last year we ended up on third position. I believe in this team, we have quality and I'm absolutely convinced that we are ready to reach the highest ranges" states Filip Dominik Hančić, a perspective young goalkeeper of Detono Zagreb.