The EHF EURO 2014 Media Team

During the Women's EHF European Championship in Hungary and Croatia from 7 to 21 December 2014 the EHF Media Team can be contacted via email to media(at)eurohandball(dot)com

Thomas Schöneich - Website Editor-in-Chief

Thomas is a German sports journalist, with a Bachelor degree in Communication Studies from the Australian University of Western Sydney and a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Leipzig in Germany. He has covered handball at Olympic and Asian Games before joining the European Handball Federation in September 2012.

Vladislav Brindzak - Website Editor

Vlado is an experienced sports journalists from Slovakia, with a degree in media, communication and education science from the Comenius University in Bratislava. He has worked for the past twelve years as a reporter of the News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) in Bratislava and has covered summer and winter Olympic Games as well as European and World Championships.

Chris O'Reilly - Social Media Editor

Chris has been a part of the EHF Media and Communications team since October 2012 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at University College Dublin in Ireland. He is an active handball player, representing the Irish national team since 2007 and played in Germany before joining the European Handball Federation.

Yannick Maresch - Social Media Editor

Yannick joined the EHF in 2008 and is mainly working for the federation's EHF EURO department. Alongside his work he is currenty completing a Master's degree at a Vienna university. He has been part of the EHF Media Team at several European Championships to date. He is passionate about many sports and since he used to play handball himself he is still in love with the game.

Björn Pazen - EHF Journalist

Björn has been working for the EHF Media & Communications department since 2006 as journalist and also as contributor to various EHF publications. He has covered all major men's and women's handball events (World Championships, EHF EURO events, Olympic Games) since 2006 and is also one of the EHF's main journalists for the official Champions League website

Peter Bruun - EHF Journalist

Peter is a freelance sports journalist who has been covering handball for more than 25 years for various radio stations, newspapers and websites, in Denmark as well as abroad. He was one of the first journalists in Denmark to get a diploma in web journalism and he has covered EHF competitions as well as the Danish national leagues for both men and women intensively for many years.

Courtney Gahan - EHF Journalist

Courtney is a freelance writer and editor from Australia. She began working for the EHF Media & Communications department in 2013. The EHF EURO 2014 will be her first experience working at an international handball tournament. Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from Griffith University and a Master of Arts (Editing and Publishing) from the University of Southern Queensland. She is a former handball player, having represented Australia and played in Denmark and the Netherlands. 

Nemanja Savic - EHF Journalist

Nemanja is a sports journalist from Serbia, with a degree in Communication Studies from the Faculty of Media and Communications. He is a former handball player, and sees his work as a way to connect two of his great passions - media and handball. He has acquired experience at a variety of handball events before joining the EHF as a journalist.


Edit Szalay - Presenter

Edit lives in Budapest where she is working as a communication trainer and also as presenter and moderator at numerous events throughout the year. She has a degree in international relations. Her first event when she worked for the European Handball Federation was 2014 MVM EHF FINAL4 in her hometown Budapest and there she got addicted for life to handball. Making videos that bring the participants of the EHF EURO 2014, the players, the referees, the delegates, the team officials, closer to the fans is her and the entire video team's big aim for championship.

Daniele Vecchi - Producer

Daniele is an italian journalist, reporter and producer with a Bachelor Degree in Public and Social Communication from the Italian University of Ferrara, and a Master Degree in Sports Marketing and Communication from the Univerity of Cà Foscari in Venice. He started working in journalism more than a decade ago in New York, first as a columnist for American basketball magazines SLAM and BOUNCE. He continued his career in TV productions with Infront Italy as chief reporter and author of FIS Freestyle Ski Magazine as well as a media content editor for Euroleague Basketball, Italian Football, Basket NBA, and the Ice Hockey World Championships.

Matteo Teti - Cameraman

Matteo, a skilled video editor and cameraman, graduated with a degree in Social and Political Communication from the Universita degli Studi in Milano, the city he was also born in. While still attending university, he started working for Infront Sports as video editor. Now, seven years later, he is an allround professional able to cover every step in post-production of sport events, and deliver multimedia contents on-the-go. And as true Italian gourmet he eats pizza at least twice a week.

Paul Bray - Commentator

Paul, a former Great Britain national team player and coach, has been commentating on handball on TV for more than 25 years - his first match was West Germany vs. Poland on 6 February 1989 -, covering over 1,000 matches at European and World Championships, Olympic and Asian Games, and in the EHF Champions League. He is Honorary Vice President of the British Handball Association and was responsible for overseeing the GB team preparations for London 2012, where he also commentated for the BBC.


Group A: Hungary vs. Spain