“Why don’t we organise it ourselves?” is what the players of TSG Bergedorf thought after they had once again taken part in a Euro-Sportring tournament. The Hanse Cup was born and started in 2012. TSG Bergedorf has some great benefits: great sports accommodation, a large group of enthusiastic supporters, the animated city centre of Hamburg and the convivial, atmospheric centre of Bergedorf itself. Bergedorf is a green suburb 20 minutes by train from Hamburg. The tournament takes part in and around the Sportforum in Bergedorf, a large sports centre that offers tennis courts, a sauna, a gym and a lovely swimming pool as well as handball facilities. There is also a sports café, bistro and restaurant. As a former contestant, the organiser knows what tournament visitors like: an exciting competition and a great party – which have both been taken care of.
The Hanse Cup is organised by TSG Bergedorf, the biggest multi-sport club, founded in 1860. The club offers more than 100 types of sports and activities and comprises 25 sports facilities with 300 trainers and coaches. The enthusiastic and active handball section has 4 senior teams and 6 junior teams.