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Date: 5/18/2017

The PGNiG Summer Superliga throws off this Friday in Wroclaw, Poland, where the 2017 World Games will be held at the end of July.


The first tournament on the Superliga calendar will feature a youth competition along with senior men’s and women’s teams from Poland, with international participation expected later in the season. The draw for the World Games will also take place as part of the weekend in Wroclaw.


The Summer Superliga is organised by the Polish Handball Federation and Modern Sport Foundation, with a strong focus on promoting beach handball for children and youth players.


“We pay great attention to promote this wonderful sport among kids and that is how the idea of the camps was born. Players from the Polish teams participate in the camps, showing the children what beach handball looks like, then on Saturday and Sunday we play the main tournaments,” says co-chairman of the Modern Sport Foundation, Jakub Malinowski.


Five tournaments are planned, beginning with the event in Wroclaw before competitions in Mielno and Stare Jablonki at the start of June, a tournament in Plock running from the end of June through to early July, and finally in Warsaw right before the World Games begin.


The competition in Stare Jablonki will see national teams from the Netherlands (male senior, female senior and junior) and Sweden (male senior), along with the Beach Stars BHC from Hungary. In Plock, clubs from the Netherlands, Spain and Algeria have registered.


The title sponsor of Poland’s national indoor handball league, PGNiG, was recently announced as sponsor of the Summer Superliga.


“Thanks to cooperation with Polish Handball Federation and the main sponsor of Polish handball, PGNiG, we are organising at least five tournaments in Poland this year. PGNiG has given a new quality of handball to both the Polish Federation and the highest league in Poland, PGNiG Superliga. Now they are giving a great chance to develop another wonderful part of discipline, beach handball,” says Artur Niesłuchowski, co-chairman of the Modern Sport Foundation.

Fans can follow the PGNiG Summer Superliga on Facebook. All matches will be live streamed here.

Photo: Grzegorz Trzpil