International Handball Tournament in Struga in August was one of the strongest pre-season handball event in the Balkan countries. The winner was Macedonian RK Metalurg Skopje, second year in a row, which was obviously good preparation for the important clash and triumph over PICK Szeged at EHF CL qualification.
Over 6000 fans watched handball matches in four days of the tournament at the beach of beautiful Ohrid Lake. Six teams from four countries played TOP handball in Struga:
-We are very satisfied with the tournament organisation this year. Our plan is to built southern stand with VIP room and place for journalists. That will raise capacity of the court to 2500 seats. With that number all interested fans could watch the best handball next summer. We have problem often that spectators haven’t place at the stand due small capacity – says for Handball-Planet.com, tournament secretary, Goko Iloski.
– We want to make some kind of roof for this open court to avoid problem with rain. Struga has also brand new sports hall, but we want to keep tradition and play matches at open court.
There is a lot of interesting plans in Struga. One of them is about organization of the strong Beach Handball tournament from 2015 as some kind of pre-event of tournament:
– Our wish is that Struga becomes a real handball center during August. Beach handball tournament would be some kind of pre-event in order to keep the attention of handbal fans during two weeks – concludes Iloski, who was one of the main organisers with tournament president Liliana Zaturovska and Sasa Srbinovski.
VIDEO MATERIAL – BEST PARTS OF THE FINAL MATCH IN STRUGA 2013: