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Ukrainian Beach Handball Association’s Profile

At the International Handball Federation (IHF) operates Commission of Organizing and Competitions, which takes care of beach handball. At the European Handball Federation (EHF) continental competitions – the same European Championships between adult and younger age category teams are held under the patronage of a special Beach Handball Commission. In Ukraine – Ukrainian Beach Handball Association (UBHA) is responsible for beach handball development. UBHA deals with all organizational issues during the competitions and other events, for example, workshops for coaches and referees or training and education meetings for national teams.

12 December 2006 – at the beach handball constituent conference in Kyiv, in which took part delegates from 14 regions of Ukraine, Ukrainian Beach Handball Association was founded.

Sergiy Sanchenko was elected as UBHA President, Stepan Melnychuk – as First Vice-President, Petro Khlytsov, Ihor Hileta and Volodymyr Revun – Vice-Presidents and Valentyn Vakula – Secretary General.

Ukrainian Beach Handball Association’s Objectives – to increase participation in beach handball, to ensure best results at the international competitions.

UBHA President, Sergiy Sanchenko, defined the main reasons for beach handball development:

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«First and, I think, fundamental reason is that beach handball – a separate kind of sport and has the highest level competitions – World and European Championships, and this game discipline may be included into the Olympic program. Second reason – indoor handball promotion, especially now, when it’s difficult to convince people to attend sport events and in summertime, in places of active recreation, generally, there are a lot of spectators. Third reason: beach handball, upon condition of professional organization and training load, during training and education meetings could and should be considered as an element of technical, tactical and physical preparation of the sportsmen. And, finally, the fourth reason: beach handball – as a variety of outdoor activity and population recovery».

Under the supervision of Ukrainian Beach Handball Association every year thousands of sportsmen took part in different competitions.


Ukrainian Beach Handball Association Executive Body Structure

Structure ENG

* Board of Directors:

  • S. Sanchenko – President
  • S. Melnychuk – First Vice-President
  • P. Khlytsov – Vice-President
  • I. Hileta – Vice-President
  • V. Vakula – Secretary General
  • M. Polyak – Member of the Board
  • Y. Bazhenkov – Member of the Board
  • V. Levchuk – Member of the Board
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