08 Apr. 2021
All 21 members of the North America and The Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) have been invited by the NACHC to participate in the 2021 NACHC Women’s North America and The Caribbean Championship, which will take place in Elgin, USA from 22 to 27 August.
The winning team will not only claim the title of continental champions but will also qualify automatically for the 2021 IHF Women’s World Championship, which will be held in Spain this December.
“Although the situation around the world regarding COVID-19 is still unpredictable and our member countries are affected by it at various levels, we need to continue working according to our plan for the NACHC championship and world championship for senior women,” said Kurt Lauritsen, NACHC Chairman Commission of Organising and Competitions (COC) in a letter inviting the member federations to attend.
Organised by USA Team Handball, the championship will be played under strict COVID-19 protocols at The Centre of Elgin recreation centre in the middle of Elgin, a city a little more than 60 kilometres northwest of Chicago, with teams arriving on Saturday, 21 August and departing on the following Saturday, 28 August.
“We are thrilled for this opportunity for our athletes and for the spotlight this will shine on the entire sport of team handball in the United States,” said USA Team Handball Chief Executive Officer Ryan Johnson to ihf.info.
“It is a big responsibility and privilege to welcome teams from across our continental federation and one we at USA Team Handball and the city of Elgin are very excited about.
“Added to this, it is also the first time in 32 years that our women’s national team will have the honour of playing at home in a World Championship qualifying event.
“Elgin have been excellent to work with throughout the entire process and we look forward to welcoming the NACHC nations to Illinois later this summer.”