Handball star Tobias Karlsson joins Salming

Tobias Karlsson, team captain and left back court in the German Bundesliga team SG Flensburg-Handewitt and captain of the Swedish National Team 2006-2016, with who he won a Olympic Silver medal in London 2012, has signed a two-year contract with Salming.

Tobias said: “I feel confident and excited to join Salming’s ongoing journey in handball, from the new kid on the block to an established force to be reckoned with. Already as a kid Börje Salming, Swedish ice hockey legend and founding father of the brand, was one of my big role models in the world of sports. The brand’s determination to grow and expand, externalised by the EHF co-operation, and Salming’s view on fair play and the world of sports being inclusive in general align very well with my own values, both as a person and professional athlete.”

Thomas Nord, Head of Design & Creative Director Salming Sports, said: “What a recruitment for Team Salming! Executed by Salming ambassador and fellow colleague Mattias Andersson. To be able to work with the team captain of one of the best handball teams in the world and a true role model, is really exciting and we have some very interesting projects in the pipeline.”

”A part from Tobias very impressive track record, he and Salming share the same core values and belief that everybody, no matter gender, religion, colour of skin, sexual orientation – are welcome into the world of sports – we are one! An example of that is how Tobias in his then role as Team Captain of the Swedish National Handball team, stood up for equal pay for equal work supporting his fellow female handball colleagues and their cause in the Swedish National Team, another example is how he has supported the LGBTI community – we are very proud to have him onboard Team Salming!”

“Since 2013 when I came on board as a Salming Ambassador and started working for the brand the commitment responsibility has gradually increased and will do even more so when I end my professional handball career this summer,” said Mattias Andersson, SG Flensburg-Handewitt, Salming Ambassador. “My role at Salming is to manage the handball ambassadors, social media and together with the team take Salming to the next level. To be able to recruit Tobias, a personal close friend and team-mate, make me very proud – I know how committed he is both on and off court and as a role model he is second to none.”

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