Our Pioneer Team Wins the Gold at the Nantes International Tournament
Our pioneer team won the gold at the International Tournament held in Nantes, France!
Today, our team defeated the Spanish team of Pontevedra (23-20) in the semi-finals, and with the dramatic finish in the final, they triumphed against another Spanish team, Gijon 27-26.
Alkaloid played a total of seven matches in this tournament and won them all.
HC Alkaloid U16 in French Tournament
In the spirit of our club’s determination to provide its players, including the youngest, with the best conditions for training and development, HC Alkaloid is sending its pioneer team (under 16) to a tournament in France from August 26th to 28th, specifically the 2007 generation team.
HC Nantes is organizing the tournament where several teams in various age categories will participate, and our young handball players will play in a group with the teams of HC Toulouse from France, HC Aunis from France and HC Estudiantes from Belgium, as well as the Benin National Team and Gijon from Spain.
Later, HC Alkaloid U16 will meet the teams from group A, which includes the host HC Nantes, as well as HC Chartres, HC Livry and HC Zubri.
Vlatko Koteski will lead our team in France taking 15 handball players with him.
“This is an important event for these young players. This will be the first international experience for all of them, and not only that, but they will be guests at a club that is of importance in the top of European handball. In addition to all the benefits of such a performance, it is of special significance for us that the club takes care of the youngest, who will get a chance to play against teams from all over the world, and in addition to the experience, they will be able to make comparisons and learn something new,” said the coach, Vlatko Koteski.
Pioneers Reach Quarter-Finals
HC Alkaloid pioneer team has won all eight matches in the championship group stage, competing in its first season. In the group stage we played HC Risovi, HC Skopje 2020, HC Butel Skopje, and HC Aerodrom twice each.
As the group winner, our youngest handballers entered the quarter-finals. In the match we played in Struga, we failed to beat the home team HC Struga and qualify for the F4 tournament.