The IHF Youth World Championship will be held in Russia in August. One of the best friendly tournaments in Europe this year will be played in Bosnia and Herzegovina city of Bugojno. It is called “Handball is my future” and it is financially helped by Qatar Handball Federation and localy organized by home team – MRK Iskra Bugojno. The third edition of the tournament will be played from 2 April – 5 April with eight national teams in generation 1996, among them four which will play in Russia next summer.
They are Qatar, Poland, Slovenia and Croatia, alongside home team Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Slovakia.
Qatar Handball Federation covering all the costs of organization, travel and accommodation of the teams in Bugojno. The most important person who brought the tournament in this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Asim Šahman, the Bosnian coach who is working in Doha for more than 10 years.
Šahman has been a MRK Iskra Bugojno coach for a long time, and in close cooperation with the handball people from Qatar, he found the way to help local community through sport.
“Handball is my future” will last for four days for the first time in tournament history, with some of the biggest handball talents on the court from Balkan, Middle Europe and Persian Gulf.