Besancon excited to reach Category phase

E.S Besancon Feminin came back to European club competition last season after an eight-year absence. The French team had hoped to reach Women’s EHF Cup group phase, however these were eliminated by hand ball Club Lada from the Qualification Round 3.

Besancon desired to reach in 2013, and they have already triumphed. The team coached by Raphaëlle Tervel qualified to get the group phase, which has been their principal goal for that present European season, after beating Fredrikstad Ballklubb and MKS Perla Lublin at the EHF Cup qualification.

Every match will likely probably be important

But they do not need to currently relax and become complacent. “We are always focused on helping your team to improve match by match and do things better every day. Now that we have been in the group phase every match will likely probably be essential, of course, should we manage to finish in the top among the group, it’ll likely be great. ” said the 39-year-old coach Raphaëlle Tervel, that won the World Championship in 2003 with France in her playing days.

She is absolutely aware that Besancon have been attracted into a challenging team C, therefore it will have a huge effort to progress to the quarter-final. “It’ll soon be complicated once we will face powerful and seasoned teams: Larvik who’re from the Champions League, Viborg making use of their numerous foreign players and Kuban have a very knowledgeable coach,” said Tervel.

Chance to get more expertise

Besancon had the very prosperous stage at the club’s foundation at the early 2000s when the team gained numerous domestic competitions, which included French league names in 2001 and 2003, and reached the Cup Winners’ Cup final in 2003.

Now they are eager to play in the European platform . “First of all, reaching the group stage means that our team is continuing to progress. We will also provide six more tough games; very interesting for our younger team which lacks international experience. The entire club is eager to be part of the contest stage, knowing that all handball buffs in Besancon have been awaiting for more European games every year since attaining the Cup Winners’ Cup final in 2003,” said Raphaëlle Tervel.

For Besancon’so coach, the Key favourites to Get Women’s EHF Cup are Hungary’s Siófok KC, Romania’s SCM Craiova in Addition to the 4 Danish and two German clubs.

E.S.Besancon Feminin (FRA)

Qualification for your EHF Cup 2018/19 Group Period:

Round two: 53:49 Duty win against Fredrikstad Ballklubb (NOR).

Newcomers: Lara Gonzalez Ortega (Team Esbjerg), Lindsay Burlet (Brest Bretagne Hand-ball ), Monika Rajnohova (Le Havre), Erika Rajnohova (Trencin)

Left the club Ine Karlsen Stangvik (Molde)

Coach: Raphaëlle Tervel (since 2014)

Team captain: Alice Lévêque

Opponents in the team games: Kuban, Viborg HK and Larvik HK In-group C

Women’s EHF Champions League recordings:
Quarter Finals: 1998/99
Group games: 2001/02
Qualification: 2003/04

Women’s EHF Cup documents:
Quarter Finals: 1999/2000
Last 16: 2003/04
Qualification: 2017/18

TEXT: Sergey Nikolaev / jw


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