VB Vágur

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VB Vágur Handball
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Full name Vágs Bóltfelag
Short name VB
Founded 1905
Arena Vágshøll, Vágur, Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Capacity 500
Sports director Iceland Egill Steintórsson
Head coach Faroe Islands Damir Oros, Bogi Mortensen and Egill Steintórsson
League Faroese Handball League (Sunsetkappingin)
2011/12 3
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Kit right arm blue stripes.png
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Home
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Away
In February 2013 VB was number two in the Coca-Cola Cup
VB's women's team just after playing the final against Neistin, which Neistin won 27-24 on 9 Feb. 2013.
VB vs. VÍF Vestmanna in Sunsetkappingin in November 2011.
Boys 16: VB vs. Neistin from Tórshavn.

VB Vágur is a Faroese handball club. VB is short for Vágs Bóltfelag. It started as a football club, which was founded on 5 June 1905, but later the sport handball became a part of the club. The handball club is based in Vágur in Suduroy. They play their home matches in the sports hall, Vágshøll on Eiðinum in Vágur. The football club is now known as FC Suðuroy.

Women's handball[edit]

VB Vágur (handball) was earlier a handball club for men and women. But since the football competition was changed, so it now starts earlier and ends later, it is not possible anymore, or at least very difficult, for the same person to play both handball and football. So now the handball in Vágur is mostly for women and football is mostly for the men, in the best divisions anyway, the men have a team in the second best division. The population is only 1400, there are not enough people to get good teams in both sports for both genders in such a small village. The women's best division was called 1. deild until 2005 when they changed the name for sponsor reasons to Sunset kappingin or Sunsetdeildin.[1]

Honours for VB Vágur (Handball, Women)[edit]

VB Vágur Handball team has won the Faroese Championships three times: 1950, 2003 and 2005.[2]

The Women's Team[edit]

The current squad as of February 2013

NR. NAME NATIONALITY POSITION
2 Rannvá Augustinussen  Faroe Islands Right wing
3 Una Nolsøe  Faroe Islands Left wing
4 Bjarta Hergeirsdóttir  Faroe Islands Pivot
5 Una Egilsdóttir  Faroe Islands Middle back
6 Bára Krosslá Mortensen  Faroe Islands Pivot
7 Rúna Midjord Jacobsen  Faroe Islands Right wing
8 Gurið Mortensen  Faroe Islands Left back
9 Tamara Seja Radic  Serbia Middle back
10 Helga Eyðunsdóttir Kjærbo  Faroe Islands Left wing
11 Marijana Trbojevis  Serbia Left back
12 Beinta Ludvig Gudmundsson  Faroe Islands Goalkeeper
14 Birita Hermansdóttir Olsen  Faroe Islands Left wing
15 Laila Midjord Jespersen  Faroe Islands Pivot
17 Christina Holm  Faroe Islands Pivot
18 Andrea Nielsen  Faroe Islands Right back
22 Guðrun í Lágabø  Faroe Islands Goalkeeper

Foreign players[edit]

Over the last decade it has become normal for Faroese handball clubs as well football clubs, to import foreign players in order to improve the team. This is also the fact regarding VB. In 2004 the Football club signed 22 year old Lithuanian International, Mindaugas Grigalevičius. In 1996 Tomislav Sivić became player/manager for the football team, when he first came to Faroe Islands. The team was coached by another young foreign player/manager, Krzysztof Popczyński, from 1998 to 2001. Most of the foreign players who played for VB were from Eastern Europe, as well as some from Denmark, Iceland and Africa. Although like other football clubs in the Faroe Islands, the large majority of players in the squad were Faroese.

In 2010 the Handball team made an agreement with three players from Lithuania.[3] In 2011 two players from Serbia are playing handball with VB, Na and one player, the goal keeper, comes from Lithouania.

The football club[edit]

As mentioned above, VB was founded on 5 June 1905. 90 years later in 1995 the club merged with Sumba to form Sumba/VB, although the merger only lasted a single season. 10 years later, in 2005, there was a second merger between VB Vágur and Sumba, and formed VB/Sumba, which later was changed its name to FC Suðuroy. Other divisions of FC Suðuroy play some of their home games in Sumba at the Krossi Stadium.

Achievements[edit]

VB Vágur football team in Europe[edit]

  • 1Q = 1st Qualifying Round
Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg
2001/02 Champions League 1Q Belarus FK Slavija Mazyr 0-0 0-5

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • FCSuduroy.com The current website of FC Suðuroy
  • HSF.fo, The Faroe Islands Handball Association