Asian Handball Federation

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Asian Handball Federation
AHF (logo).png
Logo of Asian Handball Federation
Abbreviation AHF
Formation 26 August 1974
Founded at Tehran, Iran
Type Sports Federation
Purpose Development of Handball in Asia
Headquarters Kuwait City, Kuwait
Membership
44 Members
Official language
English & Arabic
President
Kuwait Ahmed Al-Fahad
Secretary General
Pakistan Muhammad Shafiq
Website asianhandball.org

The Asian Handball Federation, often referred to by the acronym AHF, is the administrative and controlling body for Asian team handball. It represents the national handball associations of Asia.

History[edit]

The Asian Handball Federation (AHF) is in one way absolutely unique: during its history till date it had two Presidents - and they were father and son.

When in 1976 the federation was officially founded and Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was elected for President, the committed Sheikh had already put a lot of efforts and preparation work into it. In 1974, during the 7th Asian Games in Tehran (Iran), he applied as head of the Kuwaiti delegation at the executive committee for the inclusion of Handball into the sports programme and the foundation of a continental handball federation. The explanation was easy and convincing: meanwhile handball was widely spread in Asia. The leaders of the Asian Game accepted handball as an official sport and asked the Sheikh to act as interim president and to prepare the statutes of the federation. In this task he was supported by the Secretary General Syad Abul Hassan (Pakistan).

Disputes[edit]

As of February 5, 2008, the AHF imposed a warning and $1,000 fine each to Japan and South Korea, due to the disputes surrounding the rematch of the qualifiers for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing after AHF's controversial decision to replace referees during the original qualifying tournaments which took place in September 2007.

AHF Presidents[edit]

S. No. Name Country Term
1. H. E. Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah  Kuwait 26 August 1974 - 2 August 1990
2. H. E. Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah  Kuwait 2 August 1990 - Till Date

AHF Secretary Generals[edit]

S. No. Name Country Term
1. Mr. Syad Abul Hassan  Pakistan 1976 -
2. Dr. Roshan Anand  India 2013
3. Mr. Muhammad Shafiq  Pakistan 25th October 2013 - Till Date

AHF Executive Committee[edit]

Following is the AHF Executive Committee.

Designation Name Country
President Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah  Kuwait
1st Vice President Mr. Yoshihide Watanabe  Japan
Secretary General Mr. Muhammad Shafiq  Pakistan
Treasurer Mr. Bader Mohammad Al-Theyab  Kuwait
Executive Member Dr. Sari Hamdan  Jordan
Executive Director Dr. Ahmed Abu Al-Lail  Kuwait

AHF Council[edit]

Following is the Asian Handball Federation Council.

Designation Name Country
President Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah  Kuwait
1st Vice-President Mr. Yoshihide Watanabe  Japan
Vice Presidents Mr. Abdullah Ashour  Lebanon
Mr. Meng Wei  China
Mr. Ahmad Al-Shaabi  Qatar
Mr. Abdul Rehman Al-Halafi  Saudi Arabia
Secretary General Mr. Muhammad Shafiq  Pakistan
Executive Director Mr. Ahmed Abu Al-Lail  Kuwait
Treasurer Mr. Bader Mohammed Al-Theyab  Kuwait
Council Members Mrs. Gulnara Turlykhanova  Kazakhstan
Mr. Jin Soo-Kim  South Korea
Mr. Sami Saeed Al-Nuaimi  United Arab Emirates
Mr. Amin Al-Barwany  Oman
Mr. Sombat Kuruphan  Thailand
Mr. Ali Mohamed Isa Eshaqi  Bahrain

AHF Commissions[edit]

Commission Chairman Country
AHF Commission of Organizing and Competition Colonel Abdul Karim Raee  Syria
AHF Under Development Countries Commission Mr. Ahmad Abdul Rab Al-Shuaibi  Qatar
AHF Playing Rules and Referees Commission Mr. Dawud Tawakoli  Iran
AHF Commission of Youth & School Handball Mr. Jalal Kozehgari  Iran
AHF Medical Commission Dr. Shizou Sakamoto  Japan
AHF Promotion & Public Relations Commission Dr. Sari Hamdan  Jordan
AHF Commission of Coaching and Methods Dr. Chung Hyung Kyun  South Korea
AHF Marketing Commission Mr. Muhammad Jaber Al-Mulla  Qatar

AHF Tournaments[edit]

Nations
Multi-Sport Events
Clubs
Beach Handball

Current Title Holders[edit]

Handball[edit]

Competitions Champion Title
Asian Men's Handball Championship  Qatar (2016) 2nd
Asian Women's Handball Championship  South Korea (2015) 12th
Asian Men's Junior Handball Championship  Qatar (2016) 5th
Asian Women's Junior Handball Championship  South Korea (2015) 13th
Asian Men's Youth Handball Championship  Bahrain (September 2016) 1st
Asian Women's Youth Handball Championship  South Korea (2015) 6th
Asian Club League Handball Championship Qatar Lekhwiya Handball Club (2015) 1st
Asian Games (Men's Event)  Qatar (2014) 1st
Asian Games (Women's Event)  South Korea (2014) 6th
Asian Youth Games (Boy's Category)  Qatar 1st
Asian Youth Games (Girl's Category)  South Korea 1st

Beach Handball[edit]

Competitions Champion Title
Asian Men's Beach Handball Championship  Qatar (2015) 3rd
Asian Women's Beach Handball Championship  Thailand (2015) 2nd
Asian Beach Games (Men's Category)  Qatar (2014) 2nd
Asian Beach Games (Women's Category)  Thailand (2014) 1st
Asian Men's Youth Beach Handball Championship  Thailand (2016) 1st
Asian Women's Youth Beach Handball Championship  China (2016) 1st

Affiliated Member Countries[edit]

Central Asia[edit]

S. No. Nation Federation
1  Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Handball Federation
2  Kyrgyzstan Kyrghystan Handball Federation
3  Tajikistan Handball Federation of Tajikistan
4  Turkmenistan Handball Federation of Turkmenistan
5  Uzbekistan Uzbek Handball Federation

East Asia[edit]

S. No. Nation Federation
1  China Chinese Handball Association
2  Hong Kong Handball Association of Hong Kong China
3  Japan Japan Handball Association
4  South Korea Korea Handball Federation
5  Macau Macau-China Handball Association
6  Mongolia Mongolian Handball Federation
7  North Korea Handball Association of DPR Korea
8  Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Handball Association

South Asia[edit]

S. No. Nation Federation
1  Afghanistan Afghanistan Handball Federation
2  Bangladesh Bangladesh Handball Federation
3  Bhutan Bhutan Handball Federation
4  India Handball Federation of India
5  Maldives National Handball Association of Maldives
6    Nepal Nepal Handball Association
7  Pakistan Pakistan Handball Federation
8  Sri Lanka Handball Federation of Sri Lanka

South-East Asia[edit]

S. No. Nation Federation
1  Brunei Brunei Handball Federation
2  Cambodia Cambodia Handball Association
3  Indonesia Indonesia Handball Association
4  Laos Laos Handball Federation
5  Myanmar Myanmar Handball Federation
6  Malaysia Malaysian Handball Federation
7  Philippines Philippine Handball Federation
8  Singapore Handball Federation Singapore
9  Thailand Handball Association of Thailand
10  Timor-Leste East Timor Handball Association
11  Vietnam Vietnam Handball Confederation

West Asia[edit]

S. No. Nation Federation
1  Bahrain Bahrain Handball Association
2  Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Handball Federation
3  Iraq Iraq Handball Federation
4  Jordan Jordan Handball Federation
5  Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Handball Federation
6  Kuwait Kuwait Handball Association
7  Lebanon Lebanese Handball Federation
8  Oman Oman Handball Association
9  Palestine Palestinian Handball Federation
10  Qatar Qatar Handball Association
11  Syria Syrian Arab Handball Federation
12  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Handball Federation
13  Yemen Yemen Handball Association
  • Kuwait Handball Association had been suspended by IHF.

Sponsors[edit]

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