The first referees that we will represent, who will arbitrate the tournament in Novi Sad are the IHF referee Jeanet Markwoort from Netherlands, who arbitrate the World Games in Colombia in 2013 and World Cup in Brazil in 2014, and the EHF referee Edyta Jaworska from Poland, who arbitrated Cup Champions in the Canary Islands in 2014 and 2015.
In addition to the tournament in Novi Sad, the referees will also arbitrate the European Championships in Portugal.
“We are for the first time in Serbia and hope we will have great tournament and lot of fun. Also this will be our preparation for Nazare and Euro. It will be great experience for us. See you in Serbia.”
Referee pair, Dunja Janton i Lena Gojavić are EHF refeeres and come from Croatia. They officiated at the Champions Cup in Gran Canaria, two years ago.
“We decided to come in Novi Sad because we want to see Anja and Irena, as the rest of the tournament team. Also, we want to have a lot of fun and to visit „Krčmica”, after a long period. The tournament in Novi Sad has become very important in the past few years. Every year when we get invitation we can’t deny it. In the past few years, Croatian and foreign teams have been more interested in the tournament and that makes it bigger, better and more successful. At the end, if you don’t come to the tournament, you will be sorry because you missed it.“
We have Romanian referee pair too. Ana-Maria Gociu i Geo Doana are EHF referees. They officiated finals at European Junior and Senior Championships in Spain last year.
„We are coming because of our Serbian friends Anja and Irena. This tournament will be our preparation for Euro in Portugal. And also we are coming to drink Serbian national drink – rakia. We must to say that BH tournament in Novi Sad year by year getting better and better. See you soon.“
One more referee pair come from neighbouring country Croatia. Tea Vidović i Nataša Višnjić have been EHF referees from this year. They officiated final at Masters in Greece this year.
“This will be our first tournament after Masters outside Croatia and we are looking forward spending time with foreign teams, referees and delegates. We are really excited beacause of the tournament. We are expecting sun, good weather and good games.”
At the beginning of presenting the referees we decided to present our guests first. Now, we want to present our referee pair. They have started their beach handball referee career exactly at this tournament in Novi Sad. Because of their professionalism and huge amount of positive energy, they are always welcome at Serbian and international tournaments. When they are officiating, the game is always under control and their referee decisions are out of question.
Let us introduce you Anja Pantić and Irena Anđušić, our EHF referees. In 2014 they officiated finals at Masters in Greece as the finals at Champions Cup in Gran Canaria. Last year they arbitrated the third place games at European Championship in Spain. This year they will officiate at European championship in Portugal.
“The officiating at this tournament is big pleasure for as because we have started our career here. This year we have supported City handball federation Novi Sad in organizing this tournament and we are pleased to host the best European beach handball teams, as our colleagues. Also, this tournament is an excellent preparation for European championship in Portugal which will be held in July.”