Team Esbjerg Go Back to Europe with Name aim
After Team Esbjerg made their debut in the Women’s EHF Champions League couple of decades ago, the team by the west of Denmark reached the major round.
After a one-year absence, Esbjerg are back in a European Cup competition this season at the Women’s EHF Cup, where they reached the final in 2013-14.
Having signed several reinforcements ahead with the season in addition to throughout the winter , Team Esbjerg desire to win against the Danish championship and the EHF Cup in 2013.
Length of Frafjord
Team Esbjerg along with their fans received a great Christmas present as the team succeeded in signing up a contract with Marit Malm Frafjord for the remainder of the season.
After departing CSM Bucuresti at the conclusion of last season, the 33-year-old former Norwegian international had completed her career, but the Esbjerg direction could persuade the professional line player and guardian to go back to handball for another six months.
Frafjord is completing a Norwegian quintet in Western Jutland, as abandoned back Kristine Breistøl, rightwing Marit Røsberg Jacobsen, line player Vilde Mortensen Ingstad and abandoned wing Sanna Solberg already are playing for Esbjerg.
Great faith in the teams
Head coach Jesper Jensen, a former international himself, is awaiting Esbjerg playing in Group A, and the team will face some notable players on the way.
“We’re in a really strong set, but our principal purpose is to proceed from the group point. To own this success we have to have a robust base when playing at home in Blue Water Dokken.
“More over, We’re very excited to Provide several top teams and best gamers to the house crowd
“In Storhamar there clearly was former Team Esbjerg player Betina Riegelhuth along with Heidi Løke, the global star through the duration of the past decade. Cisnadie have some strong domestic players out of Brazil. In Bietigheim there was both the former Team Esbjerg player Laura van der Heijden and the Danish domestic player Fie Woller.
“To take part in the strongest championships against some of the greatest clubs is absolutely an important thing for both the team and the team. We work to be better and these matches are developing us to be stronger — both as a team and being a team,” explained Jensen.
Jensen, who has great faith in most Danish representatives in the group phase, considers Esbjerg are among the favourites to win against the EHF Cup.
“We all expect to be among the favourites to win against the competition, but teams like Siófok and Bietigheim may also be quite strong — after which I feel that most of the four Danish teams have the chance to move all of the way too,” said Jesper Jensen.
Qualification for the EHF Cup 2018/19 Group Period:
Round 3: 60:53 aggregate triumph against Paris 92 (FRA)
Newcomers: Clara Monti Danielsson (Randers HK), Rikke Marie Granlund (Oppsal), Kristine Breistøl (Larvik HK), Emma Cecilie Nielsen (Gudme HK), Line Jørgensen (CSM Bucuresti), Marit Røsberg Jacobsen (Byasen Handball E Lite ), Elma Halilcevic (own childhood team), Annette Jensen (T-th Holstebro), Marit Malm Frafjord (from retirement).
Coach: Jesper Jensen (since 20 17 )
Opponents from the team phase: Sports Club Magura Cisnadie, Storhamar Handball E-lite, SG BBM Bietigheim Ingroup A
Women’s EHF Champions League recordings:
Main round (1): 2016/17
Qualifications tournament (1): 2015/16
Women’s EHF Cup documents:
Runnersup (1): 2013/14
Quarter-final (two ): 2010/11, 2014/15
Last 16 (1): 2011/12
Other European Cup records:
Cup Winners’ Cup:
Last 16 (1): 2012/13
Round 3 (1): 2015/16
Danish league: 1 name
Danish cup: 1 name
TEXT: Peter Bruun / jw