We are the champions (Girls)

G10: IK Sävehof 4 – Skuru IK 3-13 (1-7)
Skuru IK immediately took the lead in the whole swedish final and went ahead with five goals to one. They led with 7-1 at half time. They never dropped their lead and continued to play great handball and produce goals in the second half. After the final whistle they screamed and hugged a lot. The girls then lifted the trophy and celebrated with the audience. They ran around the pitch and showed pure happiness. 
– It feels great to win the Partille Cup. I’m happy. This is my biggest win so far, says Nova Huselius.
Her dad, ex hockey pro Kristian Huselius, enjoyed the game from the stands.
– He gives me some tips on everything. He says that I should have fun – and win, says Nova with a laugh.

G11: Rödekro IF – Alingsås HK 4-12 (2-8)

The swedish team Alingsås HK started really good and went up 5-0 in the beginning of the final. They kept up the good work and stormed towards the victory. When the match ended Alingsås HK, who also won the Consat Trophy Award for the least number of goals (13 in five matches) conceded in the group stage, had defeated the Danes from Rödekro IF with clear numbers, twelve goals to four. The swedes win was well deserved.
– We knew that they were fast. They were very good, but our shooting was great. It feels very good to win the Partille Cup, says Tuva Ljungqvist.
She new Partille Cup champion was very happy after the final whistle.
– We will celebrate by eating Triumfglass (swedish ice cream), says Ljungqvist.

G21: HK Aranäs – IK Sävehof 17-18 (6-10) after sudden death

The final in the oldest girls class became a thriller. IK Sävehof lead comfortably in the break, but HK Aranäs came back and equalized in the second half. After a real drama the score was 17-17 at full time. The swedish national team player Olivia Mellegård scored the tournament winning goal with a hard.
– It was great fun to score the winner and I am very pleased to win the Partille Cup. It’s a tournament that I played much when I was younger. I have one gold and one silver medal since before but have not played the tournament for five years, says the 21-year-old, who participated in the European Championship in Sweden last year and has won the swedish championship with Sävehof.
She cheered with her teammates at the podium.
–We’ll see how we will celebrate tonight, says Mellegård with a smile.

G18: Sorunda IF – FC Midtjylland 16-14 (8-7)

The G18 final between the swedish side Sorunda IF and FC Midtjylland from Denmark started in high tempo. It was a very tight game. Sorunda IF was one goal up at half time and definitely secured the victory at the last attack when Tilda Lidén scored 16-14.
– It was very nice to make that goal. It’s great fun to win Partille Cup, especially because the team is going to split. We ended our time together by winning this tournament together, says Tilda Lidén happily.
She knows why Sorunda IF managed to go undefeated through the Partille Cup and win the final.
– We know each other very well since we have played together for a long time and have good pace, says the 17-year-old, who will celebrate the victory with a party on the train home to Stockholm.

G12: Kråkeröy IL – H 71 14-11 (8-5)

Kråkeröy IL from Norway faced H 71 from the Faroe Islands in the group stage. That time the norwegians won 13 goals to 12. In the final Kråkeröy IL won against H 71 again. This time the score was 14-11. Adele Resberg Kjölholt was one of the finest players in the G12 final. Afterwards she got to lift the trophy with her friends from Fredrikstad.
– It was very fun to win. We won because we work well together as a team, says Adele Resberg Kjölholt.
She is happy with her own performance.
– I made some important goals, including some penalties.
Adele is very happy but ten games in less than a week also makes you tired.
– We will celebrate by going home and relaxing, says the playmaker.

G13: Hörning Håndbold 1 – Herning FH 1 14-10 (8-4)

Hörning Håndbold 1 from Denmark won against Herning FH 1, also from Denmark. The newly crowned G13 champions were never threatened. They were always one step ahead of the girls in Herning FH 1. And if you win ten out of ten games in the Partille Cup 2017 you have the right to celebrate. Afterwards Hörning Håndbold 1 gathered together in a ring and sang “Undefeated, Undefeated, Undefeated, uh, uh, uh.” Some players cried. It was tears of joy.
– It feels very good to be a champion. We played as a team and had a lot of speed in our legs. We will sing and scream all day, says goalkeeper Cecilia Husum.
The fact that the victory came against a team where she knows some of the players did not make the victory worse.
– It was fun to beat them, says Husum with a laugh.

G14: Nit/Hak HK 1 – Bording KFUM 17-18 (10-8)

Nit/Hak HK 1 from Norway was definitely the better team in the first half and lead by two goals in the break. In the second half we saw a big change in the game. Bording KFUM from Denmark scored a lot of goals and turned the game around. In the last minutes it was very tight. The teams followed each other until 17-17. Everything was settled during the last seconds when Nit/Hak HK 1 got a red card and Bording KFUM was rewarded a penalty shot. Mathilde Troelsen stepped forward and scored the tournament winning goal. Immediately afterwards the referees blew the final whistle. The danes were shocked and happy at the same time.
– I’m a little surprised that we won. It was nice to score the winner and it is fun to win the Partille Cup. We are going to celebrate on the ferry home to Denmark, says Mathilde Troelsen.

G15: Helsingör IF – HK Silwing/Troja 15-17 (10-9)

For the second girls final in a row we got to see the team that was down at half time win the match. HK Silwing/Trojas G15 team fought hard for the victory – in their first Partille Cup tournament ever – against Helsingör IF from Denmark. And the last crucial goal was scored by Elsa Kjellgren. Afterwards everyone wanted to hug the hero.
– Two hours ago I was in the hospital. Now I scored the last goal when we won the Partille Cup. It is sick! says Elsa Kjellgren.
She was in hospital because she thought she had broken her wrist.
– But it was just a big spraining. It was no problem to play, says Kjellgren.
She praises the team effort and the nice atmosphere they have in the team.
– I will celebrate the victory with my wonderful team. It’s so sick that we won the Partille Cup, we’ve never been here before, she says with a wide smile.
The girls in HK Silwing/Troja will cheer all the way home to Stockholm.

G16: Skövde HF – FC Midtjylland 12-14 (7-6)

The G16 final, which was the last of the girls finals, became a tough fight. Skövde HF was one goal ahead at half time but was then defeated by the strong danish side FC Midtjylland. They have their goalkeeper Louise Bak-Jensen to thank much for the victory. She made a number of excellent saves in the final against the swedes.
– I am very pleased. It was great fun to win. I like the Partille Cup. It’s nice here, it’s good weather and the tournament is played outdoors, says Louise Bak-Jensen with a happy laugh.
She promises that they will have a good feeling on the boat trip home to Denmark.
– We will celebrate with the other danish teams that have won the Partille Cup today, says the FC Midtjylland hero.

The winners in the B playoff:
G21: OV Helsingborg (Sweden)
G18: HIK/KFUM (Denmark)
G16: Oppegård IL 1 (Norway)
G15: Lugi HF (Sweden)
G14: Skanderborg HB (Denmark)
G13: Tindlund IF (Norway)
G12: HK Ankaret 2 (Sweden)
G11: Lilleström HK 2 (Norway)
G10: Lugi HF 2 (Sweden)

Eric Nilsson