EHF EURO Young Reporters

The next intake of young reporters to join the EHF Media Team working at the Women’s EHF European Handball Championship in Hungary and Croatia in December 2014 is ready to roll.

First launched at the Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark in January, the EHF Young Reporter Programme offers young media professionals the chance to gain experience working with the EHF Media and Communications team at the biggest events in handball.

The young reporters will work alongside professional media staff and journalists interviewing players and covering press conferences as well as producing their own stories around the event.

There will also be a focus on digital reporting, multimedia storytelling and social media.

Almost 70 applications were received by the EHF Media and Communications Department which then had the difficult task of selecting a group of eight, with the final choice being an international and media-savvy group coming from Hungary, Croatia, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Follow their work here on the official website and on their own blog

Below the selected eight reporters present themselves.

Laia Coll, Spain

I'm Laia and I'm a 23-year-old journalist from #Barcelona. I'm really happy to be one of the Young Reporters of the @EHFMedia team and that I have the opportunity to explain everything that happens around the @EHFEURO.

I will be your eyes for Group A, in #Györ (Hungary) where #Spain, #Hungary, #Poland and #Russia will play. I hope, well, I'm sure, that it is going to be a fantastic tournament. #ehfeuro2014 #handballiloveyou

Rikke S. Q. Rasmussen, Denmark

Merle Schaack, Germany

My name is Merle. I'm 23 years old and I live in Kiel, Germany's capital of handball. Since 2011 I've been covering handball as a freelancer for the local newspaper "Kieler Nachrichten" and I'm getting more and more excited about handball.

In January I worked as a Young Reporter at the EHF EURO in Denmark, which was a fantastic experience. Now I'm looking forward to the Women's EURO. During the preliminary round I'm going to report from Group C in Varazdin.

Tomislav Lauric, Croatia

Zsanett Furka, Hungary

Anna Bauge Torland, Norway

I'm Anna, 23 years old and I'm from Norway. Currently I'm studying sports journalism in the UK. I'm really excited about being a part of EHF's young reporter programme where I will be in Debrecen and Budapest in Hungary covering the Women's EHF EURO 2014.

Franziska Hänlein, Germany

Matteo Aldamonte, Italy


MR I: Spain vs. Denmark