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Date: 7/1/2018

Following their busy start to 2018 which featured a variety of competitions, technical development, education and a whole lot more, the I.R. Iran Handball Federation has been quite active over the past few months.


Former Montenegro men’s coach Zoran Kastratovic was announced as the new men’s national team coach, while his side, as well as the women’s national team, men’s U15, junior and youth teams, along with the beach handball side, are all holding national team camps.


Nine competitions featuring over 100 teams and 1,300 players took place across the country in a variety of provinces and cities including West Azerbaijan, Isfahan, North Khorasan, Zahedan City, Markazi, Tehran, Semnan and Yazd.


Several educational courses also took place, with refereeing and coaching workshops and courses held for men and women in Isfahan, Yasouj, Qazvin, Takestan, Shahroud, Tabas, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi Bousher, Khozestan, Mazandaran, Dehdasht and Tehran. Yasouj City also hosted the Shekoufeh-Ha talent identification programme.


In addition, lecturer Alireza Habibi ran the third Olympic Solidarity course in Faisalabad, Pakistan

while referee couple Alireza Mousavian and Majid Kolahdouzan whistled at the Emir Cup in Qatar.


To round off the recent few months of activities, this past week (24-30 June), the city of Tabriz in East Azerbaijan held the Asian Handball Federation (AHF) Continental Referees Course which featured couples from Qatar, Jordan, Oman and Iran under the leadership of Member of AHF Playing Rules and Referees Commission Mr Khalaf Al-Enezi.


Following the course, the President of the Asian Handball Federation (AHF) and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) H. H. Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with the President of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran (NOCIRI) Mr. Reza Salehi Amiri, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of I. R. Iran H. E. Mr. Masoud Soltanifar and the Vice-President of AHF and President of Islamic Republic of Iran Handball Federation (IRIHF) Mr. Alireza Rahimi all met in Tehran.


For further information about the Handball Federation of Iran, visit http://www.irhf.ir.