Champions League

Vipers Kristiansand is ready for bigger tasks

photo: Bjørn Kenneth MUggerud
Vipers Kristiansand is ready for bigger tasks
Ibolya Szekeres

Group D: Buducnost (MNE), Metz Handball (FRA), SG BBG Bietigheim (GER), Vipers Kristiansand (NOR)

Finishing second behind Larvik in the Norwegian League Vipers Kristiansand had the opportunity to try themselves in the qualifications of the Champions League and they qualified to the groups clearly. The club managed to make some important reinforcements and is enough to mention just the transfer of Katrine Lunde from Rostov, the class goalkeeper moved home after more than ten years playing abroad and now will reunite with twin-sister as Kristine Lunde-Borgersen has been reactivated and she will be part of the team as a playmaker and assistant coach. Norwegian national team players Malin Aune (rightwing) and Emilie Hegh-Arntzen (backplayer) have also signed with Vipers.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Katrine Lunde, Sakura Hauge (JPN), Eline Fagerheim, Amalie Naes

Backplayers: Emilie Hegh-Arntzen, Linn J.Sulland, Kristin Nørstebø, Lina Marie Jensen, Jeanette Kristiansen, Kristine Lunde-Borgersen , Tonje Refsnes, Marta Tomac (injured)

Left wing: Vilde Jonassen, Karoline Olsen

Right wing: Karine Emilie Dahlum, Malin Aune, Pernille Skaug

Lineplayers: Kari Brattset, Mathilde Kristensen (DEN)

Left the club: Thorey Rosa Stefansdottir (FRAM Reykjavik/ISL), Sanne Bak-Pedersen (Grane Arendal),  Mona Bruskeland, Camilla Holmøy Feenstad, Martine Rønning (all retired), Annick Lipman (Gjerpen), Hanne Andve (Molde), Elisabeth Benestad Rosenvold (Grane Arendal), Anne Charlotte Benestad Rosenvold (Grane Arendal), Ulrika Olsson (Skuru IK/SWE)

Newcomers: Emilie Hegh Arntzen (Byåsen), Malin Aune (Oppsal), Kristine Lunde-Borgersen (comeback), Katrine Lunde (Rostov Don), Pernille Wang Skau (Halden), Eline Fagerheim (Gjøvik), Sunniva Andersen (Gjerpen)

Injuries: Marta Tomac- knee injury(ACL, surgery)-in recovery, may come back during the season

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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