(Photo: Peter Savage)

It is a big weekend for European indoor hockey as the top men's club sides from 31 nations do battle in four separate indoor tournaments across four venues. The line-up of teams at all four venues demonstrates the breadth of indoor hockey across the continent.

Competing for the coveted EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup, club sides from Belgium, England, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Sweden and the Ukraine, who have all been crowned champions of their own domestic leagues, will be playing at East Grinstead in England. Pool matches will take place on Friday and Saturday, with the first classification matches beginning Saturday afternoon the semi-finals and finals taking place on Saturday evening.  Sunday will see the final classification matches in the morning and the medal matches in the afternoon.  For more information, click here.

In Belarus, home side HC Minsk is hosting the EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy competition. Here club sides from Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland and Switzerland will be chasing glory in indoor club hockey's second tier event.  For more information click here.

Meanwhile, the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge 1 will be hosted by Prague in the Czech Republic, while the competing teams in Indoor Club Challenge 2 will be travelling to Serbia to play at Banja Kanjiza. The number of relative newcomers in the competition is an indicator of the sport's growing popularity. Club teams competing in Prague represent Armenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Wales, while club sides from Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Norway, Slovenia and Turkey will be battling alongside Spartak EV for honours in Challenge 2.  For more information on Prague, click here and for information on Banja Kanjiza click here.