Russian club from Moscow HC Spartak will participate in the 2019/20 season of the SEHA – Gazprom League. HC Spartak will become the first ever Russian club who will play in the SEHA – Gazprom League. The news was officially announced at the press conference held in Moscow on 13th of August, 2019, attended by SEHA Managing Director Sinisa Ostoic, SEHA Vice-President Boris Sapozhnikov, as well as Lev Voronin director of Russian handball federation and Vasily Slavin director of HC Spartak.
For SEHA – Gazprom League, this is a big step towards development beyond the region, as the competition will now have teams from China and Russia.
The new playing system will feature 12 teams, and HC Spartak will compete in Group A, alongside Nexe, Vardar, Tatran Presov, Vojvodina and Motor Zaporozhye. Group B is formed by PPD Zagreb, Metaloplastika Sabac, Meshkov Brest, Telekom Veszprem, Eurofarm Rabotnik and Beijing Sport University.
We expect the 2019/20 season to be full of challenging matches and with a great Final 4 tournament!
"We are happy to be here in Moscow, to meet together for a great project we have just concluded. I want to say thank you to Mr. Shishkaryov, Mr. Voronin and Mr. Slavin with whom we made great efforts to conclude this partnership. I think Spartak, as they join us, there will be many excellent matches not just for us and them, but for entire Europe and beyond. After eight seasons, I think this season will also have a lot of great matches and an amazing Final 4 tournament!" - Sinisa Ostoic, Managing director
Photos available here: SEHA & HC Spartak