Day 1 of the EuroHockey Youth Championship II at Glasgow National Hockey Centre, featuring some of the best Under 18 national teams in Europe.
The EuroHockey Youth Championship II (U18 Boys & Girls) tournament begins today and excitement is building for what promises to be a fantastic competition in Glasgow.
Confidence is high in both the Scotland boys’ and girls’ teams. Scotland U18 Boys captain, James Nairn, said their aim is to win the tournament and that he hopes the team will see a large support. Scotland U18 Girls co-captains Anna Logan and Catriona Booth echoed these hopes and also hope their participation in the tournament will inspire other young people to play hockey.
A large European support is expected at the National Hockey Centre for the tournament which takes place from 24th-30th July with 12 different nations entering teams into the competition.
The participating teams for the boys’ tournament are: Scotland, Wales, France and Ukraine in Pool A and Russia, Switzerland, Austria and Poland in Pool B.
The participating teams for the girls’ tournament in Pool A are: France, Ukraine, Lithuania and Belarus, while Pool B will include Scotland, Italy, Czech Republic and Austria.
It is the first EuroHockey Nations outdoor tournament Scotland has hosted at any age group since 2007, and it is a fantastic opportunity for the U18 international squads to play at home in front of friends and family as they look to secure promotion back to the Championship division.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the EuroHockey Youth Championship II, which will see some of the best international young hockey players compete. The tournament will undoubtedly be a fantastic spectacle, attracting visitors from Glasgow and further afield to take in the action.”
(Preview courtesy of the EventScotland website.)
This is a daily list of fixtures and results for the championship. Today’s action includes the Scotland Boys and Girls teams in action on Pitch 1 at 1.45pm v France (boys) and 4.30pm v Czech Republic (girls).
First match is at 11am.
Season tickets in advance are available from Scottish Hockey on 0141 550 5999, option 1. A discount is applicable.
Tickets on the day are available from the ticketing desk at the front entrance to the hockey centre.
Daily ticket at the gate: Adults £5/Concessions (U16s and > 65s) £2/Under 5s free.
Season ticket at the gate: Adults £20/Concessions (U16s and > 65s) £10/Under 5s free.