​Zoran Lukacs appointed Head Coach of Great Britain Under 20 men

Post published March 22, 2022 (Updated March 22, 2022)

London, UK – Tuesday 22 March 2022: The British Handball Association (BHA) is excited to announce the appointment of Zoran Lukacs as new Head Coach of the GB Men’s Under 20 (M20) team.

Lukacs takes over from previous coach Chris McDermott and has agreed terms up to the summer of 2024.

The 32-year-old was previously assistant coach of the GB Senior Women’s team and is currently also Head Coach of London GD in the English Men’s Premier Handball League.

Before moving to the UK in 2013, Lukacs’ playing career saw him represent the country of his birth, Serbia, at U19 level and play for leading European club side Pick Szeged in Hungary.

His first goal will be to prepare the young British men for the upcoming EHF M20 European Championship in Bulgaria in July.

Paul Bray, BHA Chair, said: “Zoran is a very experienced coach with a strong track record, and having already been involved with the elite GB set-up for the past three years, he is very familiar with our strategic blueprint.

“Zoran is also very familiar with the handball scene in Britain from grassroots level up to elite club level and will bring this experience and knowledge into this new position – we are all delighted to see him take this role and we all look forward to working with him.”

Zoran Lukacs, new GB M20 Head Coach, said: “I am very excited to take on this role and hope to be able to build on the positive work that has already been done.

“With just four months to go until the M20 European Championship I am under no illusions about the challenge that faces me, but I am looking forward to helping the development of elite British players and helping those on the GB pathway to reach their full potential.”