September 4, 2020


Baltic Handball League (BHL) is glad to announce that it has signed an agreement with UAB Sports Mode, distributor of SELECT Sport and the latter becomes the official ball supplier for the BHL. The agreement covers the new season 2020/21, which starts tomorrow, with the possibility to extend the cooperation.

“We are excited to have this agreement and we see BHL as strategic and very important partner in the region. We believe that this partnership will allow all organizations to grow together and be even more professional,” commented Karolis Barauskas, the manager of UAB Sports Mode, official distributor of SELECT Sport in the Baltics.

SELECT Sport A/S is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hand-sewn balls. The innovative, Danish company with a long and exciting history manufactures around three million balls a year and is represented in major parts of the world, also exporting to over 50 countries.

Eigil Nielsen, star goalkeeper of the Danish national football team, founded SELECT in 1947. Under Nielsen’s management, SELECT became a trailblazer by producing many of the ball industry’s new creations, such as the first football without laces, the first ball with 32 panels and the introduction of synthetic leather. Most balls produced all over the world are based on his innovative thinking.

“SELECT have been developing balls for more than 65 years so we have a solid head start when it comes to ensuring quality in new solutions. SELECT’s 32-panel handball is still the best in terms of bounce, balance and perfect grip. We are thrilled with the agreement and look forward to our cooperation with the BHL,” added Barauskas.

The official ball of the 2020/21 season will be the SELECT Ultimate, which is used by many top competitions and teams, including the EHF Champions League. The SELECT Ultimate match ball is made of extremely hardwearing synthetic leather material. A patented zero-wing bladder inside the ball ensures optimal roundness and specially developed foam gives the EHF match ball an extremely soft feel and great fit in the hand.

On photo: SELECT Ultimate handball. (Photo: SELECT).