Kristian Huselius: “Handball is amazing”

Former ice hockey star Kristian Huselius made 451 points in 662 NHL games and won two swedish championships and three world championship bronze medals during his career. This week he follows his talented daughters in the Partille Cup.
– Handball is an amazing sport, says “Husse”.

The 38-year-old has lived a quiet life since his ice hockey career ended in 2013. He is a trotting expert sometimes and owns four trotting horses. Otherwise, he devotes most attention to his children Nova, 10, and Stella, 13.
– I’m travelling a lot with the kids. I make sure they get where they are supposed to go and that they have food on the table. I was gone a lot when I was active, so I’m much with the family now when it is a very fun time for the children, says Kristian Huselius.
When we meet him he has just seen Nova win her fourth straight match with Skurus G10 team, which has scored 84 goals (!) And just conceded eleven.
– The kids are doing well. They have an awesome goal difference, haha. Stellas team (plays in the G14 class) has also won the group. It’s fun that they enjoy it. It’s extra funny that they get away on such an adventure and meet new teams and new friends on the same times as they get rid of energy. Partille Cup is a great event, says the hockey star.
Kristian himself has met old friends during his visit in Gothenburg where he had a successful time in Frölunda between 1998 and 2001. He was the scoring leader in the swedish hockey league while playing with Frölunda. He made 67 points in 49 matches in the 2000-2001 season.
– I had a wonderful and very funny time here. I was young and got to know many people. I feel good when I’m in Gothenburg. It’s nice to be back.
“Husse” admits he misses playing hockey.
– Yes I do. I miss the feeling you get when you compete. Now I play a little padel, it’s fun.

Daughter Nova in Skurus win over Sävehof.

He does not rule out a return to ice hockey in a coaching role in the future.
– It would be fun to help young people and contribute with what I was good at as a player; my offensive qualities. We will see what happens.
Right now he is seeing a lot of handball.
– Handball is amazing. You must have everything – strength, speed and being able to read the game – if you are going to be a first team player and the tactical pieces are important. You have to be very physical and tough to succeed, says Kristian Huselius.
He follows the Partille Cup with excitement.
– I think that the G10 will win the tournament. The G14 team is also very good but they face tougher teams.
Like their father Stella and Nova hate to lose.
– They get mad and rages when they lose. They have competed ever since they were two years old. It was competitions like “first to the door wins” and “first to the car wins”. They compete in everything. It’s fun that they have that attitude, says the 38-year-old happily.

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Handball for all grows in Sweden

Handball for all is a project run by the Swedish Handball Federation and is available for people with functional variations to belong to a club and play Handball. The project started in September last year and one of the clubs that has a Handball for all team is Sävehof. Niklas Karolusson is happy to represent Sävehof.

– We are a good team with great atmosphere. The team spirit is the best, he says.

Handball for all is spreading right now in Sweden. Aranas has a team, Kristianstad has one, and in Stockholm, several clubs have a gone together too start a team. The idea of ​​the project is also that the families of the players can exchange experiences and that even those who are unable to play – physically – can still be involved in and around the team. Linda Andrén, leader of Sävehof, tells more.

– We have people who are autistic and they are sitting alongside the field and are a part of the team.

The age of the players in Sävehof goes between 7 and 21 years. Therefore, they have chosen to divide the team into two groups – one for the younger and one for the older players.

– We did that because we want everyone to train as good as possible on their own level, says Linda Andrén.

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Don’t miss our livestream

Can you not see your teams matches at the centre of Partille Cup? Do not worry. During the week, we will broadcast around 500 handball matches from eight fields at Heden. You can choose to become a VIP-subscriber where you watch all live broadcasts. With this subscription, you can also see matches after the tournament throughout 2017. You can also buy separate matches too see live or afterwards.

VIP-subscription: 18€
Pay per view (LIVE): 6€
Pay per view (afterwards): 3€
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Fields with livestream:
Heden: 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18.

Do not miss anything from the heart of Partille Cup. Too see where your team is playing – click here.

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Thousands of people in the crew keeps the Partille Cup running

1500 people work with Partille Cup during the week. Cleaning, fixing fields and cooking are just a few of the tasks that are important components to make everyone feel as good as possible. In Hedens field tent, Ahmed Albayati makes his first tournament as a host. He, together with his colleagues, ensures that everything works as planned during the game days.

– We follow a schedule where we set up flags in the morning, clean the fields, make sure the goals are complete, fix what is needed to be done and make sure the tape is as it should, says Albayati and continues.

– Then we check that the judges’ results are the same as the live streams’ before we put them into the computer.

Heden has 25 plans, which means that the area of ​​responsibility is very large for all field keepers. But Albayati tells that he does not feel stressed often.

– It is not so stressful during the days when everyone plays. Then everything is scheduled. It is mostly during the mornings and evenings that there is a lot to work with.

What do you think of Partille Cup so far?

– It has been great to meet new friends. My family is originally from Iraq, so it is fun to talk to people in our own language.

Will you work next year too?

– Yes absolutely. I am going to apply again next year. It will be nice, says Ahmed Albayati with a smile.

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KIES is unbeatable so far

Danish team KIES today played against Ull/Kisa IL from Norway in the group final in group 7 of the G18 class. KIES won their sixth straight victory – and now the playmaker Emilie Theil is dreaming about gold.
– Now it’s getting more serious, says the junior national team player.

The swedish teams Önneruds HK, IFK Nyköping and Lugi HF 3, norwegian duo Ull/Kisa IL and Åsane HK 2 and the german team HSV Falkensee have had nothing to resist. KIES has beat every team so far and scored 104 goals and just conceded 58. The group final against Ull/Kisa IL was a close game in the first half. Then KIES stepped up a level and won comfortable, 17 goals to 12.
– We have not had such difficult matches before. This was the toughest game so far. I am very pleased with our tournament. Now it’s getting more serious, says Emilie Theil.
She showed self-confidence. She showed it not least when she flipped two penalties over the goalkeeper.
– Haha yes, they were good. When the goalkeeper is standing far out, I usually do that, Emilie says with a big smile.
It’s easy to see that the girls in KIES are real winners that hate to lose. Now when they have won the group they look forward to next challenge.
– There are many good teams, but I believe we can go all the way, says the playmaker.
The danish talent loves the atmosphere at Partille Cup.
– It’s so big! The best thing is to meet teams from other cultures.
She already plays for the junior national team and has huge plans for the future.
– Now when I’ve made my debut in the U17 national team I’m dreaming about reaching the senior national team, says Emilie Theil.
She thinks that her ability to read the game is her biggest strength. She is trying to develop as a player by studying and learning from players in the nordic national teams.
– I like small playmakers, she says.

Eric Nilsson

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