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Schedule 2024

Dear beach handball friends, the final schedule is uploaded. You can download Jarun cup 2024-schedule here. From 26.4. the schedule will be also available at… Read More »Schedule 2024


Dear beach handball friends,

the 16th edition of Jarun Cup, one of the biggest European beach handball tournaments, which will be held from April 27 to May 1, 2024, is coming soon. We expect this beach handball tournament to be an exceptional event with teams and officials from many European nations participating.

The numbers of the last edition of the tournaments (more than 70 teams and 700 participants from 17 countries, 50 volunteers who helped to organize the tournament, as well as the officials and the members of the organizing committee) have confirmed that Jarun Cup is recognized by the teams and the beach handball enthusiasts as one of the best beach handball EBT events.

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CHRIS O’REILLY: “Handball and the arts work well together and give me a breath of fresh air”


PHOTO CREDIT: Kolektiff Images / EHF

Coming from Ireland, not known as a handball country yet handball is almost his whole life. Playing indoor and beach handball, commentating on games, co-hosting a handball podcast…On all of that, add a little bit of flavor of art – you get Chris O’Reilly, the honored guest of our interview. Handball player, sports & media guy, handball commentator, and art director. Mr O’Reilly will join us at Jarun Cup in two different roles – as a beach handball player and for the first time ever as a commentator. What are his expectations, how did he got involved with handball? Find all about it in the interview ahead of the 15th edition of the tournament.


Handball is practically your whole life. You were/are playing handball, You are working in handball. Everything is handball, so tell us why handball? How did You get involved in this sport?

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Groups and playing system for the 15th edition of Jarun Cup revealed

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PHOTO CREDIT: Pawel Jakubowski

There are only three days until the 15th edition of the Jarun Cup, which will be held from 27 April until 1 May on the sand courts of Jarun Lake. On Sunday, 23 April at 21:00 CEST the Group draw was held and 36 senior teams were situated into two groups in the women’s category and four groups in the men’s category.

The teams were first divided into pots according to the current EBT ranking (based on two previously played tournaments), EBT ranking from the previous year, previous ranking on the Jarun Cup 2022, and remaining teams. According to the EBT instructions foreign teams were equally divided into different groups.

There are two groups (A & B) in the women’s category and the groups are the following:

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HandbALL IN: From a local project to international recognition

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PHOTO CREDIT: Pawel Jakubowski 

How to combine a love for handball and a profession in the field of speech therapy? Maida Arslanagic, a former professional handball player and member of the Croatian national team, and today a successful woman behind the HandbALL IN project – a sports inclusive program for children and youth with developmental disabilities has the answer to the question. The basis of the program is handball, and recently also beach handball. What is the link, how HandbALL IN story began, and what are the plans for the future, Maida told us in a pleasant conversation ahead of the 15th edition of the Jarun Cup, when you will be able to see the HandbALL IN program in action.


This year’s collaboration with the Jarun Cup is not the first collaboration of the HandbALL IN with the beach handball project. Last year, you were in Novalja as part of the “Novalja4kids” program, where free beach handball training sessions were held. What is the plan for this year and the Jarun Cup?

I am glad that we are continuing our successful cooperation this year, not only at the Jarun Cup but also through the “Novalja4kids” workshops that will be held this summer.

Where did the idea come from and how did the collaboration with the organizers of the beach handball tournament begin?

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