Foreword - European Beach Tour Finals
Dear Beach Handball Friends!
Welcome to Umag the setting for the 10th edition of the European Beach Tour Finals. Taking place from the 1st – 2nd June, this event is the culmination of the tenth season of the European Beach Tour which ran from October 1st 2011 – September 30th 2012.
Sixteen teams (8 women’s and 8 men’s) have earned their place in this competition after playing out the season in the various competitions and we are pleased to welcome back the winners of the last ebt Finals men’s and women’s competition, Detono Zagreb of Croatia, who return to defend their titles against all comers.
The ever-growing popularity of Beach Handball and the dedication of the athletes and the organisers have kept the sport in the spotlight as the summer handball highlight.
On behalf of the European Handball Federation and in my function as president, I congratulate the organisers of this event, the HRVATSKI RUKOMETNI SAVEZ, the local OC of Umag and all the persons who will make this ebt event a resounding success.
Enjoy the tournament and may the best team win!
Yours in sport,
EHF President Jean Brihault