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Date: 9/11/2018

Continuing their busy 2018 the I.R. Iran Handball Federation (IRIHF) has been very busy over the summer throughout the country with a variety of activities, continuing to push handball in the Asian nation.


On the international stage, the men’s national team finished fifth in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia with Iranian referees Saeid Valadkhani and Mehdi Tawakoli whistling and Mitra Noori, Vice President of IRIHG as one of the tournament’s technical delegates alongside the President of the IRIHF Alireza Rahimi in their role as a member of the executive committee of NPC.


At national level, 235 teams featuring 3,306 players participated in tournaments played at a variety of age ranges in men’s and women’s competitions from U12s up to senior levels.


Different provinces running the tournaments included Kūhgīlūya wa Boir Aḥmad, Sistan va Baloochestan, Mazandaran, Yazd, Kurdestan, Khorasan Shomali, Ilam, Khorasan Jonoobi, Bousher, Khorasan Razavi, Khouzestan, Fars, Isfahan, Semnan and Kermanshah.


Some of the stand-out tournaments including the men’s junior beach handball national championship, women’s super league and a variety of regional and provincial championships.


The U15 (north and south regions), youth and senior men and senior women’s national teams also held training camps, with the adult men travelling to Malaysia.


A number of educational and refereeing courses for men and women including five refereeing seminars and courses, technical delegate courses and coaching programmes were held.


In the virtual world, the draw for the men’s super league took place as well as a coordination meeting about talent identification and development with the Ministry of Sport and Youth. Alireza Rahimi also had an ‘e-meeting’ with IHF President, Dr Hassan Moustafa.


Photo: I.R. Iran Handball Federation