EHF President

Dear Friends in sport,

Welcome to Greece and the 13th edition of the European Beach Tour Finals. During the course of an action packed weekend from 20 – 22 May 2016, the city of Thessaloniki will host the first beach handball event of the 2016. A very warm welcome awaits the 20 participating clubs and the myriad of beach handball fans that will accompany their teams; the 2016 ebt Finals is the culmination of the 13th European Beach Tour season that began on October 1st 2014 and concluded on September 30th 2015.

 Twenty teams (10 women’s and 10 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 in Hungary – Detono Zagreb from Croatia in the men’s competition and Agenda Girls from Hungary in the women’s competition - who return to defend their respective titles.

 On behalf of the European Handball Federation, and in my function as EHF President, I extend my thanks to the beach handball club team, Avant Garde BHT sports club and the Hellenic Handball Federation for all their hard work in organising this event, as well as all the persons who, from the very first throw-off, endeavour to make the 2016 ebt Finals a successful and unforgettable event.

 Enjoy the tournament and may the best teams win!

 Regards,

Jean Brihault

EHF President