Before the 2012-2013 handball competitional year starts, Timeout magazine summarizes the transfers of those European clubs, which are an important factor in the main European Cups in women handball.
This will be be presented to Timeout magazine’s readers in a series of articles, looking at this summers’s transfers in different regions of handball-Europe.
In the first article we are paying attention to the clubs from the Balkan-region (former Yugoslavian republics), representing Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia.
Buducnost Podgorica is the CL-defending champion, but a t the same time, almost the hole squad is changed of different reasons. The big stars, Bojana Popovic and Maja Savic has decided to end their career, meanwhile Katarina Bulatovic left the team in the hope of a better salary.
Bojana Popovic( end of career), Katarina Bulatovic (Oltchim Rm.Valcea), Ana Djokic, Sonja Barjaktarovic (Rostov Don), Adriana Tacalie (Corona Brasov), Ana Radovic (KIF Vejen-on loan), Maja Savic (end of career), Dijana Jovetic (?), Jelena Markovic (Lokomotiva Zagreb)
Joined: Katarina Bralo (HBC NImes), Katarina Jezic (Lokomotiva Zagreb), Jelena Zivkovic (FTC Rail-Cargo Hungária), Jelena Trifunovic (Crvena Zvezda), Biljana Pavicevic (Zito Prilep), Claudine Mendy( Metz)
Left: Gorica Acimovic(Hypo NO), Kristina Franic, Alja Koren (Érd/Hungary), Andrea Seric(Siófok?), Kristina Bille(Larvik HK), Ibolya Mehlmann(?)
Joined: Gabriella Kain (KIF Vejen), Linnea Torstensson (FCM), Nina Wörz, Susan Müller (Randers HK), Carmen Martin Berenguer (Itxako), Daniela Piedade (Hypo NÖ), Katarina Krpez (Metalurg), Iris Guberinic
The most players participated on the OG in London, and unfortunatelly, Carmen Martin form the Spanish national team has been injured. She has a knee injury, which requires a long recovery.
Podravka Koprivnica, the croatian champion had a compact team, the national team of Croatia is also based on this. They had only a few changes in their squad from the previous season.
Left: Ivana Petkovic, Maja Kozniak, Dina Havic
Joined: Anita Bulath (Veszprém), Zana Covic (Lokomotiva Zagreb)
RK Zajecar Handball
The Serbian champions has great objectives: to achieve the CL-groups. To reach this goal, the club has worked hard to get high- class handball players before the new season starts.
Left: Katarina Tomasevic (Thüringer)
Joined: Begona Fernandez , Anett Sopronyi, Maja Zebic , Jessica Alonso(Itxako), Nuria Benzal (Sagunto)
Joined: Inna Suslina (Rostov Don), Nigina Saidova (Zvezda Zvenigorod), Anna Vinogradova, Olesya Kirij, Anastasya Svetlova, Oxana Orehova, Ekaterina Lubljanaya (Kirovchanka), Evgheniya Zulkina, Ekaterina Kostyukova,
Left: Katarina Krpez(Krim)
Joined: Olga Vaschuk (Rostov Don)
(About the macedonian teams we haven’t had more relevant information, so we will excuse us for the missing players.)