Swedish champions are directly qualified to the group stages but they have to compete with a younger team this year, since they lost some quality players.
Ida Odén has retired, Jenny Alm and Filippa Idéhn moved to Denmark to play for Team Esbjerg, left wing Edijana Dafé signed for Köbenhavn Handball.
IK Savehof managed to bring some Scandinavians as reinforcement and promovated some junior players as well.
Coach Signell remains realistic when it comes to their goals for the season: “In domestic competitions we want to stay on top, but we know it will be tougher this year because of the losses.
“In the Champions League our objective is to go to the next round and then we will see.”
Newcomers: Stine Lund Andreassen (Mios Beganos) Rikke Jensen (Midtjylland), Emma Ekenman Fernis (Spårvägen), Olivia Mellegard (Önnered), Hanna Eriksson (youth team), Thess Krönell (youth team, Tilda Olsson (youth team), Mimmi Eliasson (youth team), Isabella Mouratidou (youth team)
Left the club: Jenny Alm (Team Esbjerg) Filippa Idehn (Team Esbjerg) Edijana Dafe (Kobenhavn) Ida Oden (end of career), Jenny Wikensten (end of career)
Goalkeepers: Johanna Bundsen, Hanna Eriksson, Isabella Mouratidou
Backplayers: Stine Lund Andreasson, Mimmi Eliasson, Julia Eriksson, Linn Hansson, Elin Karlsson, Birna Berg Haraldsdottír, Ida Holm, Rikke Jensen, Linnea Petterson, Tilda Olsson
Wingers: Emma Ekenman-Fernson, Louise Sand, Johanna Lindvall-Hagren, Olivia Mellegard, Hann Örstop,
Lineplayers: Thess Kronell, Elin Enhöring, Sofia Tegstedt