Ricardo Vasconcelos, Head Coach of the GB Men’s team has been appointed to the European Handball Federation Expert panel, becoming the first British-based coach to gain this honour.
Portuguese-born Vasconcelos has been in charge of the GB men’s team since 2017 and is also Coaching and Workforce Development Manager for the England Handball Association. He qualified as an EHF Master Coach in 2015 and has attended numerous EHF/IHF coaching seminars.
As an EHF Expert Vasconcelos will run sessions for the EHF around Europe, helping to develop the sport and improve playing and coaching standards.
Commenting on his appointment, Vasconcelos said “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed an EHF Expert, it is a huge honour. Handball is a passion for me, and I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with other people across Europe. It will also be a great opportunity for me to further develop my own coaching and lecturing skills.
BHA Chair Paul Bray added “This is thoroughly deserved. Ricardo is an outstanding coach and we have been extremely fortunate to have him lead the GB men’s team and work on our wider national team strategy. He will be a great asset to the EHF”.