The EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup is coming to England, and with it will come some of the world's most talented hockey players. Notable visitors who will be competing for their clubs include Tobias Hauke (Germany and HTC) - WORLD PLAYER OF 2014, Tom Boon (Belgium and Racing Club) - WORLD XI WORLD LEAGUE 2014, Victor Sojo (Spainm and Complutense) - BEIJING 2008 SILVER, David Condon (England and East Grinstead) - WORLD LEAGUE BRONZE 2014, Filip Neusser (Czech Republic and East Grinstead) - WORLD RANKED GOALKEEPER.
East Grinstead Hockey Club is delighted to have hosted the 2014 Euro Hockey Indoor Club Champions Cup. This is the first time this top flight European Indoor event has visited Great Britain, and EGHC is to have brought another major international hockey event to England. The event took place at Freedom Leisure's K2 Centre in Crawley. This impressive facility has a fantastic indoor arena with capacity for over 700 seats, free parking for over 400 cars and is situated very close to the M23 motorway, Gatwick Airport and Crawley train station. Click the logos below for links to Freedom Leisure's K2 Web Site.
We are delighted that Motorline Volkswagen Crawley was the presenting partner for the event. Crawley VW has partnered with EGHC for over 10 years, sponsoring a number of home matches including this year's home games against Surbiton, Reading and Wimbledon.
Indoor hockey is a fast and exciting variant of the sport, and often sees high scoring games as teams look to secure the advantage. This competition is the highest level of Indoor Club hockey in Europe and arguably the world, with eight teams participating from Germany, France, Spain, Ukraine, Belgium, Russia, Sweden, and England. The 2013/2014 season sees an important change to the rules of Indoor hockey as team sizes move from 6-a-side to 5-a-side. There are alot of new tactics and formations for the teams to learn and the impact of the smaller team size will be fascinating to see.