Oranje Zwart and Belgium star Thomas Briels will be one of the players in action at EHL Round 1.1 Barcelona next weekend.
Oranje Zwart and Belgium star Thomas Briels will be one of the players in action at EHL Round 1.1 Barcelona next weekend.
(Photo: Euro Hockey League / Frank Uijlenbroek)

Next Friday, the seventh edition of the Euro Hockey League gets underway in beautiful Barcelona, one of the most iconic cities in the world.

To mark the occasion, the EHL is pleased to announce that a special promotional event will be taking place this weekend in the very heart of the city. The showpiece takes place in the stunning Passeig Lluis Companys, next to the city’s famous Arc de Triomf, this Saturday.

Between 11am and 6pm, people in the city will have the opportunity to witness junior demonstration games on specially laid mini pitches, with local hockey clubs RC Polo, FC Barcelona and Catalonia HC supplying teams containing players aged between nine and twelve.  The event, which is being run by the Catalan Hockey Federation, will also give spectators the chance to pick up a stick and try the sport for themselves. 

The EHL will also be giving away special vouchers to a lucky few which will allow standard Round 1.1 day ticket holders the chance to bring a child aged between 6 and 16 to the tournament completely free of charge.  It should be a fantastic day, so if you are in the area, be sure to check it out.  

Euro Hockey League’s Round 1.1 Barcelona tournament will be playedat the Complex Esportiu Municipal Pau Negre-Parc del Migdia between Friday 11 and Sunday 13 October.

The competition features some of the EHL’s stand-out teams including Dutch giants Oranje Zwart, English champions Beeston, German newcomers Harvestehuder and KHC Dragons, the Belgian outfit that claimed the EHL silver medal in 2012-13 season.

A total of 12 teams will compete in four pools, all hoping to secure one of eight available places at Easter’s thrilling KO16 event. A further 12 teams will be in action at Round 1.2 Lille, which takes place between Friday 25 and Sunday 27 October.

Tickets for both events are available for purchase right now. To purchase your tickets, click here! 

Source: Euro Hockey League