The Borussia Dortmund women's handball team, the reigning German champions, will take on cup winners SG BBM Bietigheim in the HBF-Supercup at the end of August. The game, which will be held at the Helmut-Körnig-Halle, will be broadcast by Eurosport.

The official curtain raiser for the 2021/22 season will take place at the Helmut-Körnig-Halle in Dortmund on Saturday 28 August 28 (19:30 CET) – a week before the Women's Handball Bundesliga gets under way. The HBF Supercup, presented by Ebbinghaus Automobile, will see the current German champions Borussia Dortmund and the cup holders and runners-up SG BBM Bietigheim battle it out for the first silverware of the new season.

Christoph Wendt, the managing director of the HBF, is looking forward to the HBF Supercup: "This is a great start to the new season. The two top teams from last season will meet in Dortmund, and they're expected to be right up there again this season. We can look forward to a gripping clash. What makes it even nicer is the fact that this match will be broadcast live on television on Eurosport. This will enable all handball fans to get in the mood for the new season."

Borussia Dortmund is hosting the HBF Supercup, presented by Ebbinghaus Automobile, for the first time. Andreas Heiermann, who heads up the handball division, said: "We're delighted to be hosting the 2021 Supercup in Dortmund. Having dominated the Bundesliga for two years, we will welcome SG BBM Bietigheim, the cup winners and title favorites for the coming season. It will be a special pleasure not only for all Black & Yellows, but for all handball fans, to see Inger Smits and Kelly Dulfer in the Helmut-Körnig-Halle in their new kits."

This edition of the Supercup will be the ninth. While it is Borussia Dortmund's first involvement in the Supercup, SG BBM Bietigheim have already won their two previous appearances in the contest in 2017 and 2019. After last year's break due to corona, the Supercup will now take place again as normal and mark the start of the 2021/2022 season.

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