Danish Thomsen follows Greener immediately as a coach handbalsters


Danish Thomsen follows Greener immediately as a coach handbalsters

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The Danish Helle Thomsen follows Henk Groener immediately as the coach of the Dutch handbalsters.

The 45-year-old Thomsen has signed a contract until the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of december, with an option for a longer commitment, reports the Dutch Handball Covenant Friday.

Greener made Sunday announced that he after eight years of stops as coach of the Oranjevrouwen. He would originally still stay to the EK, but also that he was open to all to leave earlier.

Thomsen was between 2012 and 2016, including a national championship successful as clubcoach FC Midtjylland. Last August, she stopped at the Danish club. Also she led the Swedish team to the bronze medal at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2014.

Thomsen begins Monday already with her work when the Dutch team gathers for the Holland Handball Tournament in Eindhoven. That voorbereidingstoernooi at the european CHAMPIONSHIP takes place from next Thursday to next Saturday.

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Former international Debbie Small is during the Holland Handball Tournament, the assistant of Thomsen. After the tournament, will be looked at who is the permanent assistant of the new coach.

Certainly, it is the current assistant Peter Portengen leaves in Orange.

Under Greener and Portengen grew handbalsters to a world champions. The Oranjevrouwen were last year, second in the world CHAMPIONSHIP and last summer celebrated their olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro.

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