RK & ZRK VARDAR
From Skopje, Macedonia, RK Vardar and ZRK Vardar is one of the most popular and celebrated clubs in both men’s and women’s handball around the world. With impressive results, both teams have won numerous national championships and participated at the top level of international tournaments like the EHF Champions League and the Super Cup. This makes ZRK Vardar and RK Vardar strong players in top-level handball as they have proven their worth time and time again.
The Hungarian champions from Telekom Veszprém have played in hummel since 2017 and will do so on a three-year-long contract. As one of Europe’s most successful and well-known teams, Telekom Veszprém is the most successful male handball club in Hungary. The three-time EHF Champions League finalists (2014, 2015, 2016) have won an astonishing 24 Hungarian Championship titles, as well as 25 gold medals in the Hungarian Cup.
Aalborg Handball Club strives to be amongst the leading clubs in Danish men’s handball and to be known on a local, regional, national and European level. So far, Internationally, they have made it to the 1/16 finals of the EHF Champions League in 2004, 2014 and 2015. The values of the club are: determination, charisma, a winning mentality, engagement and trustworthiness. Aalborg Handball Club wants to show strength on the court, and we are proud to stand with them.
The BM Granollers is one of the oldest and most successful handball clubs in Spain, in terms of titles won. From the very beginning, they have been extremely competitive and quickly made it to a high competitive level. They have completed almost every season in the top league of Spanish handball and in 1976 they won the EHF Cup Winner’s Cup, making them the first Spanish club to win a European title. Due to their great history, they hosted handball matches at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games – their current arena was built for that event. One of their landmarks is commitment to the formation of young players, and as a result of this many great players have emerged from their youth academy. In recent years, they have significantly increased the number of female teams in the youth academy. We are honored to sponsor a team with such great history, and who like us, want to foster growth within the sport.
Füchse Berlin, founded in 1891 in Berlin-Reinickendorf, look back onto a long history. After some restructuring, todays club was renamed 2005 and competes under the name Füchse Berlin, claiming entire Berlin as their territory, not just Reinickendorf anymore. After the advance to the highest German handball league in 2007, the Füchse established themselves as one of the best teams in one of the world’s strongest leagues. On an international level the club draw a lot of attention, especially after winning the IHF Super Globe twice in a row in 2015 and 2016. The foxes claim is “Hier ist unser Revier” and they are hungry for more. At hummel we are proud to sponsor such an ambitious and will-strong club and also are thrilled to be the partner to supply the team with unique jerseys for the hunt!
KS VIVE TAURON KIELCE
In 2017, hummel signed a sponsorship deal with KS Vive Tauron Kielce – one of the most winning Polish handball clubs in the last 25 years. The Polish champions have an extremely strong presence on the European handball scene and as they represent the international top-tier of handball teams, they have an astonishing 13 Polish League titles, 11 Polish Cup titles, and an EHF Champions League title from 2015 - which only underlines why hummel is extremely proud to sponsor this Polish powerhouse of a club.
Based in Podgorica in Montenegro, ŽRK Budućnost has an impressive line of results: with 49 national titles, 2 Champions League titles, 3 EHF Winner’s Cup titles, and two EHF Cup titles, the club is one of the most frightened opponents in international women’s handball. With the partnership between hummel and ŽRK Budućnost, the next chapter is written in the history of not only this historic club, but also for hummel as a leading international handball brand.
IFK Kristianstad has been one of the leading handball clubs in Sweden since the 1930’s. Elegance, ball control and effectivity are associated with IFK Kristianstad, and are what make it a pleasure to watch them on the court. The club has acquired six championships, and has been home to many impressive players over the year. IFK Kristianstad has also formed handball for all initiatives such as starting a training group for children with disabilities and working together with Furuboda IF to enable wheelchair handball. It is efforts such as these, that makes hummel and IFK Kristianstad such a good match, as we have a common interest in changing the world through sport.
NEDERLANDS HANDBALL VERBOND
The Netherlands Handball Federation (NHV) has over 57,000 members. The federation has a strong focus on the development of talent, and their mission is to be structurally amongst the top 10 in the world. Talent is key to their strategy, and they want to provide all children with the opportunity to develop their talents. For this, they have well-structured talent programs with skilled trainers and coaches. Furthermore, the National women’s team has developed a strong team of talented players, which has brought them on the rise internationally. In 2015 they won silver at the World Championships and they made an impressive debut at the 2016 Olympic Games, where they came in fourth place. We are proud to sponsor a federation that finds such importance in nurturing talent, and are eager to follow the rise of their teams internationally.
RK Zagreb is without a doubt the most successful handball club in Croatia. This can be seen through their achievement, as they have won as much as 60 big trophies in their history. This includes winning the Croatian Premier Handball League every single year from 1992 to 2016, as well as the Croatian Handball Cup 23 times. ‘The white and blue’ show impressive skill on the court, and have a very loyal group of fans, which they call their White Lions. Having shown such talent and strength throughout the entire career of the club, we are very excited to see what the future will bring, and are proud to be a part of it.
From a relatively anonymous presence in the early years, Siófok KC has risen to the best Hungarian handball league in recent years. Since 2009, they have played in Nemzeti Bajnokság I – the best league in the country. In their black and orange kits, they have cemented their place in Hungarian handball and have shown real Character, courage and fighter spirit.