Kastamonu Bld. GSK (women's handball)

Kastamonu Bld. GSK (Turkish: Kastamonu Belediyesi Gençlik Spor Kulübü) is the women's handball team of the same named club sponsored by the Municipality of Kastamonu, Turkey. The team competes in the Turkish Super League and the 2022–23 Women's EHF Champions League.[1]

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Full nameKastamonu Belediyesi Gençlik Spor Kulübü
Short nameKastamonu Belediyespor
ArenaKastamonu Merkez Sport Hall
Capacity4000
PresidentMustafa Köklü
Head coachClaus Mogensen
LeagueTurkish Super League
2021–221st
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Website
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ColorsEdit

The club colors are white, red and black.[2]

CompetitionsEdit

DomesticEdit

Kastamonu Bld. GSK compete in the Turkish Super League.[1]

In July 2015, six notable players, including two Turkish Yeliz Yılmaz and Serpil İskenderoğlu as well as four foreigners Maja Kožnjak, Martin Pavic, Ivana Zafirova and Dorina Emilia Carbune, were transferred for the 2015–16 season.[3]

In summer 2020, it was announced that the Danish handball coach Helle Thomsen, were joining the club as new head coach.[4] Swedish handballer Julia Eriksson, also joined the club in December 2020, transferred from Lugi HF.[5] In January 2021, the club bought the Norwegian handball star Amanda Kurtović, on loan from Győri Audi ETO KC.[6]

InternationalEdit

The team was play in final EHF Challenge Cup where lost in with Gran Canaria 25–29 and 29–33. In the 2017-18 season, the team was in EHF Cup semi-final, where they list to SCM Craiova, who later won the EHF Cup that season.

After the winner in Turkey league in the 2018-19 season the team got a chance in Qualification tournament in 2019–20 Women's EHF Champions League. In semifinal was win with ŽORK Jagodina 31–15. In the final the next day, they lost 33-35 to the host team from DHK Baník Most and dropped out of the Women's EHF Champions League. Due to qualification for the 2021–22 Women's EHF Champions League, four Montenegrins internationals Marina Rajčić, Jovanka Radičević, Milena Raičević and Majda Mehmedović, joined the club in the summer of 2021.[7]

KitsEdit

HonoursEdit

ArenaEdit

  • Arena: Kastamonu Merkez Sport Hall
  • Location: Kastamonu, Turkey
  • Capacity: 4000
  • Address: Saraçlar, Stadyum Cd., 37100 Kastamonu Merkez/Kastamonu

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2022–23 season

TransfersEdit

Transfers for the 2022-23 season.[9]

Technical staffEdit

Technical staff for the 2022–23 season
  •   Head Coach: Claus Mogensen
  •   Assistant coach: Serkan Mehmet Inci
  •   Goalkeeping coach: Erdal Kaynak
  •   Physiotherapist: Nurşen İNCE

Formerly known players from the clubEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bayanlar Süper Lig" (in Turkish). Türkiye Hentbol Federasyonu. Archived from the original on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  2. ^ "Kastamonu B. Genclik SK". European Handball - European Cup federation. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  3. ^ "Kastamonu BelediyesporR, 6 Oyuncu Transfer Etti". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  4. ^ "Officielt: Helle Thomsen bliver træner for europæisk klub" (in Swedish). TV 2 Sport (Denmark). 5 August 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Julia Eriksson går vidare till proffslivet i Turkiet" (in Swedish). lugihandboll.se. 22 December 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Sjokkovergang for Kurtovic: – Ingen tvil om at Amanda har et høyere nivå enn ligaen her" (in Norwegian). TV 2 Sport (Norway). 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  7. ^ "ZVANIČNO: Jovanka Radičević, Majda Mehmedović i Milena Raičević u Kastamonu". MNE Magazin. 21 April 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  8. ^ "2014-2015 Sezonu Play-Off" (in Turkish). Türkiye Hentbol Federasyonu. Archived from the original on 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  9. ^ "Kastamonu Belediyespor, Angolalı hentbolcu Azenaide Carlos'u transfer etti". www.konhaber.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2022-03-24.