At the beginning of the November, beach handball Champions cup will be held at the attractive location on Gran Canaria island. This competition was organized by European handball federation for the first time and its role is to prolong the beach handball season. Qualified teams should be the national champions in their countries and that is the main difference between the other EHF competition, the EBT Masters finals, where teams collect points on different European tournaments and the best of all play Masters finals. On the first Champions cup Croatia will have its representatives also.
The tournament schedule is published on official tournament site (www.grancanariabhb.com)
In women category Detonators will play against Acad. De Leiria (Portugal), Bruder Ismaning (Germany), BHT Piotrkowianin (Poland), and European club champions- OVB beach girls (Hungary). In other group the folowing teams are settled: Skrim Kongsberg (Norvay), Beachqueens (Switzerland), Paksoft Camelot (Netherlands), Esercito futura Roma (Italy) and Cubas llopis de Sevilla (Spain). In the men category Detono Zagreb will play against SKKM Ekaterinodar (Russia), Kiklopes Alexandopouli (Greece), V.Gaw/Cafe Rosario (Portugal) and Pallamano Grosseto (Italy). In other group the folowing teams are drawn: Paksoft Camelot (Netherlands), Copaca Bale (Switzerland), Nordlichter Oldenburg (Germany), Dabas beach boyz (Hungary) and CBMP Ciudad de Malaga (Spain).
Detono Zagreb will participate on this very strong competition organized by EHF, which was great decision by EHF's Beach handball board because of the prolongation of the season. This is a great thing for this fast-growing sport. This interesting competition also revealed some new club names on the international beach handball scene. Some of those teams are unknown to us but regardless to that, our goal stays the same- we will try to take one of the medals and represent Croatian beach handball in the brightest manner. It is our goal but also obligation. Those were the words by Mario Močilac, coach of the women team of Detono Zagreb.