RK Zagreb and SC Pick Szeged added to VRILITTOS’ team line-up
Two extra traditional handball superpowers, RK Zagreb from Croatia and SC Pick Szeged from Hungary signed up to take part at VRILITTOS 2016, the international handball tournament for youth and cadets which is due to take place in Veroia between 22-27 April for a fourth successive season.
RK Zagreb was founded in 1922 and is undoubtedly the most successful Croatian handball club having won all 24 championship titles since the formation of the Croatian League in 1992, 22 cup titles, 2 EHF Champions League trophies, 1 European Super Cup, 1 SEHA League title and 11 more domestic titles (10 Championships and 1 Cup title) during the days of the Yugoslavian League.
The Croats have been regular participants at VRILITTOS since they first entered the competition in 2013. They captured the title in 2014, while last year they finished in second place.
SC Pick Szeged was founded on 1961 and is considered the second best Hungarian club behind last year’s EHF VELUX Champions League beaten finalists MVM Veszprém KC. Their trophy cabinet consists of 8 domestic titles (2 Championships, 6 Cups). VRILITTOS debutants SC Pick Szeged have been quite successful at European Competitions as well, having won the EHF Cup in 2014, while they have reached the EHF Champions League quarter-finals three times and the semi-final stage of the Cup Winners Cup on three occasions.
With the addition of RK Zagreb and SC Pick Szeged the formation of the VRILITTOS 2016 groups has finally shaped up. The 16 cadets clubs have been placed into four groups of four. Each group consists of two Greek and two non-Greek clubs. Group A & B matches will be played in Filippeio Hall, while D. Vikelas Hall will host Group C & D games.
All six youth national teams form one group and will confront each other in a round robin system. In total 16 teams have registered for VRILITTOS 2016.
The formation of the groups in each age category:
(kids born in 2002 and 2003)
Ionikos Neas Filadelfeias
SC Pick Szeged
Paris Saint Germain Handball
Saint-Raphaël Var Handball
RK Lokomotiva Brcko
(kids born in 2000 and 2001)
There will be one group consisting of the national teams of Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Hungary, Serbia and Croatia.
New VRILITTOS webpage
For news, results and updates, you may now visit our new webpage www.vrilittos.com. On our page, which will be constantly updated during the tournament, you may also find historical facts from past VRILITTOS editions in our archive section and information about the host city of Veroia and our proud sponsors. Don’t forget to check our multimedia section where you invited to download for free several high resolution pictures and HD videos.
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