MChT U-23 2011

National Sector

Eight teams will be participating at the tournaments in Malta and Ireland on 4-6 November 2011.
IHF/EHF 2011 Men’s Challenge Trophy

The 7th edition of the IHF/EHF Men’s Challenge Trophy will start in less than two months. On 4-6 November 2011, four national teams will meet in Ireland and four others in Malta to play the two tournaments of this international competition.

Ireland and Malta as hosts

It is the third time for Malta to host an IHF/EHF Challenge Trophy. The city of Msida, on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, will once again welcome the participants.

Ireland for their part organise this event for the second time. The Irish Olympic Handball Association has defined as priority the organisation of the IHF/EHF Men’s Challenge Trophy in 2011 within the frame of their new strategy for the development of handball in Ireland at mid and long term.

Age limit

This year edition will see a new competition requirement be applied: the national teams competing will be composed only of players aged 23 or younger.

The competition system remains however the same: the matches of the tournaments will be played in a round robin system and the winner of each of the two tournaments will go through to a final match.

Final in Belgrade in 2012

This final match will be played in the Pionir Arena, Belgrade (SRB), on Thursday 19 January 2012 within the framework of the EHF EURO 2012.

Additional courses

The IHF/EHF Challenge Trophy is also the occasion of transfer of know-how and exchanges regarding handball refereeing and coaching with focus on development and professionalism.

On the side of the competitions, referee and coaching courses with EHF experts will therefore be organised at both venues.

IHF/EHF 2011 Men’s Challenge Trophy Tournament 1

Tournament 1 will be played in Limerick, Ireland. The town is known as a sport city and has been appointed 2011 European Sport City. The national teams from Georgia, the Faroe Islands, England and hosts Ireland will meet in the University of Limerick Arena.

Match schedule (all times local)

4 November 2011
17:45 hrs: Georgia vs. England
20:00 hrs: Faroe Islands vs. Ireland

5 November 2011
14:00 hrs: England vs. Faroe Islands
16:00 hrs: Ireland vs. Georgia

6 November 2011
14:00 hrs: Georgia vs. Faroe Islands
16:00 hrs: England vs. Ireland

IHF/EHF 2011 Men’s Challenge Trophy Tournament 2

Tournament 2 will be played in Tal-Qroqq University Sports Hall in the town of Msida, Malta. The four national teams of Moldova, Azerbaijan, Scotland and hosts Malta will battle for victory.

Match schedule (all times local)

4 November 2011
17:30 hrs: Moldova vs. Scotland
20:00 hrs: Azerbaijan vs. Malta

5 November 2011
17:00 hrs: Scotland vs. Azerbaijan
19:00 hrs: Malta vs. Moldova

6 November 2011
16:00 hrs: Moldova vs. Azerbaijan
18:00 hrs: Scotland vs. Malta

More information

View more details on the IHF/EHF 2011 Men’s Challenge Trophy HERE.

TEXT: EHF


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