BRITISH handball officials will travel to Germany next week as their efforts to find backers for the national side ahead of the 2012 Olympics gather pace.
They are due to meet officials from top German club SG Flensburg-Handewitt to discuss possible co-operation between the two parties.
SG Flensburg-Handewitt play in the German Bundesliga, and have a rich history and formidable fan base. They are presently sixth in the TOYOTA Handball Bundesliga.
“With their club philosophy of Passion without borders it was fitting that SG Flensburg-Handewitt approached us,” said British Handball General Manager Paul Goodwin.
“It is very early days, but we look forward to discussing both sporting and commercial opportunities during our visit.”
The discussions will cover various areas, including a possible partnership with British Handball’s 2012 programme, athlete preparation and commercial co-operation.
With future Olympic funding now in the balance, the BHA has been looking at all possible alternatives to maintain the momentum with its 2012 programme, and a co-operation agreement with Flensburg-Handewitt could be an attractive option.
For more details about SG Flensburg-Handewitt, see their official website - www.sg-flensburg-handewitt.de
For more about British Handball, see www.britishhandball.com
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