The coaching staff of the Russian women’s beach handball team revealed the roster of the team for the Championship in Kazan which will be held in Kazan from 24 to 29 of July.
On 12 of July the Russian beach handball national team departed to the Netherlands to participate in the friendly tournament. The team under the lead of the coaches Vladimir Poletaev and Vladimir Kalashnikov will stay in the city of Tilburg where it will have played a number of friendly matches till 16 of July.
The Paraguayan women’s beach handball team wants to surprise opponents with its offensive play at the World Championship, says the team’s Head Coach José Ignacio Veloso on the eve of the tournament.
Kazan will host the 2018 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships from 24 to 29 of July. 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams will fight for the victory. The French Women’s team will play at such a tournament for the first time in its history.
“Our expectations from the Championship is to go to Kazan and play as good as we ever can. To play against teams outside Europe and get to know new sides of beach handball” – said Tony Karlsson and Heléne Bernhardtz.
Beach Sports Complex is located on the right side of the Kazanka river near to the Aquatics Palace on the Sibgat Hakim street, 70. It was created for the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan.
This Complex is a multifunctional center for beach sport events like beach volleyball, handball, rugby, football, badminton, frisbee competitions. Aside from tournaments, Beach Sports Complex is also used for leisure activities of the Kazan’s locals and tourists, who are provided with an access to the beach handball and beach football courts, dressing rooms with showers and the parking.
The Complex is actively used for national and international beach sport tournaments. Every year the Summer “Zenit” cup and Beach Sports Festival are held on this site. Last year this venue hosted the Russian beach games and the 2017 U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship.
During the 2018 Beach Handball World Championships there will be five sand courts for the teams (three competition courts and two training courts). The central court has a capacity of 2000 people, two other courts have a capacity of no less than 400 spectators.
On the territory of the Complex a temporary infrastructure will be created for organizers’ offices, a press-center, athletes’ dressing rooms and leisure zones, referee rooms, a medical office, a doping-control zone. The Aquatics Palace facilities will be used for the organization of an accreditation center, volunteer office and for the holding of press conferences.