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The EHF EURO 2016 Media Team

During the Men's EHF EURO 2016 in Poland from 15 to 31 January 2016 the EHF Media Team can be contacted via email to media(at)eurohandball(dot)com.

Thomas Schöneich - Website Editor-in-Chief

Thomas is a German sports journalist, with a Bachelor degree in Communication Studies from the Australian University of Western Sydney and a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Leipzig in Germany. He has covered handball at Olympic and Asian Games before joining the European Handball Federation in September 2012.

Courtney Gahan - Editor

Courtney is a freelance writer and editor from Australia. She began working for the EHF Media & Communications department in 2013. The 2016 tournament is her second EHF EURO event as part of the media team. Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from Griffith University and a Master of Arts (Editing and Publishing) from the University of Southern Queensland. She is a former handball player, having represented Australia and played in Denmark and the Netherlands.

Chris O'Reilly - Social Media Editor

Chris has been a part of the EHF Media and Communications team since October 2012 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at University College Dublin in Ireland. He is an active handball player, representing the Irish national team since 2007 and played in Germany before joining the European Handball Federation.

Yannick Maresch - Social Media and Photo Editor

Yannick joined the EHF in 2008 and is mainly working for the federation's EHF EURO department. Alongside his work he has a completed a Master's degree at a Vienna university. He has been part of the EHF Media Team at several European Championships to date. He is passionate about many sports and since he used to play handball himself he is still in love with the game.

Björn Pazen - EHF Journalist

Björn has been working for the EHF Media & Communications department since 2006 as journalist and also as contributor to various EHF publications. He has covered all major men's and women's handball events (World Championships, EHF EURO events, Olympic Games) since 2006 and is also one of the EHF's main journalists for the official Champions League website

Peter Bruun - EHF Journalist

Peter is a freelance sports journalist who has been covering handball for more than 25 years for various radio stations, newspapers and websites, in Denmark as well as abroad. He was one of the first journalists in Denmark to get a diploma in web journalism and he has covered EHF competitions as well as the Danish national leagues for both men and women intensively for many years.

Vladislav Brindzak - EHF Journalist

Vlado is an experienced sports journalists from Slovakia, with a degree in media, communication and education science from the Comenius University in Bratislava. He has worked for the past twelve years as a reporter of the News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) in Bratislava and has covered summer and winter Olympic Games as well as European and World Championships.

Eric Willemsen – EHF journalist

Eric is a Dutch freelance journalist who has been living in Austria since 2005. Holding degrees in Journalism and Communication Sciences, Eric works as an international sports writer for The Associated Press (AP) and contributes on various topics to (online) media in the Netherlands and Austria. He started working for the EHF in 2013. Find his work also on

The EHF Video Team

Tom O'Brannagain - Presenter

Tom was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is one of 10 siblings. He began to play handball in university and captained the national team of Ireland for ten years before taking over as a coach in 2006. He left his post in 2011 to concentrate on media in Ireland, family and VELUX EHF Champions League handball. Tom has been a television and radio presenter in Ireland for the past 16 years. He feels that all of his experience has brought him to a place where he can join his love of handball with his enjoyment of presenting. Tom began working with the EHF in 2009 and has covered the VELUX EHF FINAL4 since 2010.

Matteo Teti - Cameraman / Producer

Matteo, a skilled video editor and cameraman, graduated with a degree in Social and Political Communication from the Universita degli Studi in Milano, the city he was also born in. While still attending university, he started working for Infront Sports as video editor. Now, seven years later, he is an allround professional able to cover every step in post-production of sport events, and deliver multimedia contents on-the-go. And as true Italian gourmet he eats pizza at least twice a week.

Jacopo Mestreni - Cameraman / Producer

Jacopo has always had a huge passion for sport and media which is why graduated from the University of Torino with a degree in television and new media. While he was studying, he already produced his own TV show on Futsal. Now, after many years of shooting and editing video for sports such as basketball, football, volley ball and ice hockey, he cannot wait to join the EHF Video Team as the EHF EURO 2016 in Poland will be his first handball event.

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Paul Bray - Commentator

Paul, a former Great Britain national team player and coach, has been commentating on handball on TV for 27 years, covering over 1,200 matches at European and World Championships, Olympic and Asian Games, and in the EHF Champions League. The EHF EURO 2016 will be his 18th European Championship. He is the Chairman of the British Handball Association and was responsible for overseeing the GB team preparations for the London 2012 Olympics, where he also commentated for the BBC.

Clayton Lucas - Commentator

Clayton Lucas has been honing his handball commentary skills since 2007 when he travelled to Germany to cover the Men’s World Championship. Since then Clayton, a former international volleyball player, has covered a multitude of major international handball tournaments for men and women. Clayton has been a sports commentator for 14 years and has thousands of hours of live broadcast credits to his name from handball to tchukball and beyond.

The EHF Photographers

Uros Hocevar

Uros  has been working for the EHF since 2004. As a freelance photojournalist he has covered men's and women's handball at EHF EURO events, World Championships and Olympic Games since 2000. He lives in Slovenia where he contributes to the biggest daily newspaper, Delo.

Stephane Pillaud

Whereever there are handball photos to be taken, there is almost a 100 per cent chance that Stephane is around. The French sports photographer, who runs his own agency, Sportissimo, usually covers more than 200 matches per year, from the French league to World Championships and Olympic Games and, of course, EHF EURO events.

Sascha Klahn

Sascha is a Kiel-based photographer specialised in handball. He has been working for the EHF since 2008. He has covered several major men’s and women’s handball events including World Championships, EHF EURO events and the VELUX EHF Champions League. He lives in Germany where he runs his own agency ( and among others clients also works for THW Kiel, the German Handball Federation and the DKB Handball-Bundesliga. 

Karol Bartnik

Karol lives in Kielce, the capital of Polish handball. The EHF EURO 2016 in Poland will be the first time he is working for the European Handball Federation. In his daily work he takes pictures at events such as the VELUX EHF Champions League, as well as the European and World Championships in volleyball.