Althaus returns to the Champions League in a new role
The Women's EHF Champions League has a new face: Former world-class line player and three-time Champions League winner Anja Althaus joins the team in the new role as official ambassador.
The campaign aims to increase awareness of women’s handball as a sport, with a special focus on Europe’s top-flight competition, the Women's EHF Champions League.
Anja Althaus, who clinched her third Champions League title with Györi Audi ETO KC last season, will travel across Europe to give a special peek behind the scenes where the magic happens. Accompanied by a mobile reporter, Anja will provide experiences money cannot buy.
How do players prepare for a match? What rituals do fans have before their favourite club plays? What goes through a player's mind in specific situations? All this and more will be covered on the road to Budapest where the best four teams will compete for the coveted trophy on 11/12 May 2019 at Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary.
And who could know better than a three-time Champions League winner herself? The 36-year-old formerly played for the German national team and won the Champions League twice with Viborg in 2009 and 2010 and once with Győr in 2018. In 2007, Althaus won a bronze medal at the World Championship with the German national team.
Anja took part already at Sunday's Group D match in Érd between FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria and SG BBM Bietigheim and fans can start interact using hashtags #ehfcl and #anjaisback already on Monday evening as Anja visits the last club in her active career and the defending winners who are hosting the German champions Thüringer HC in a Group C match.
Upcoming ambassador dates
5 November 2018 at 19.00 hrs | Györi Audi ETO KC vs. Thüringer HC
18 November 20118 at 15:00 hrs | Metz Handball vs. Odense HC
More dates for the main round starting end of January 2019 will be announced soon.Author: EHF / es, br