We can now announce the start time and teams participating in this year’s European Veterans Rollerhockey Invitational Cup (EVRICup) which will take place over 4 days (29th May – 1st June) at the Bay Arena.
The tournament’s 1st game will be at 16:15 on Wednesday 29th May. There will be a total of 46 matches spread over the 4 days of competition. The EVRICup is made up of 2 separate competitions. We have the Over 35 category and the Over 50’s.
We have 10 teams competing in the Over 35’s: Herne Bay United (ENGLAND), C.T. Barcino (SPAIN), Geieg (SPAIN), Vilafranca (SPAIN), Voltrega (SPAIN), Paco De Arcos (PORTUGAL), Lobinhos (PORTUGAL), Carbonia (ITALY), Valkenswaard (HOLLAND) and Rolta (BELGIUM)
We have 8 teams competiting in the Over 50’s: Herne Bay (ENGLAND), C.T. Barcino (SPAIN), Geieg (SPAIN), Cibeles (SPAIN), Rolta (BELGIUM), Trieste (ITALY), Losbinhos (PORTUGAL) and The Dreamteam (HOLLAND).
HBU Club President Ron Barker said: “We are thrilled and honoured to be asked to host what is the biggest roller hockey tournament in the world. We are determined to make it a success. We are looking forward to welcoming our European friends to Herne Bay. It promises to be 4 fantastic days of roller hockey. Some of the best players who have ever played the game will be on show. It’s an unbelievable opportunity for not only the local community, but for roller hockey fans from all over the country to see top quality international roller hockey”.
HBU Club Coach Phil McVey added: “The club have put a lot of work into this event to make it a success. Everyone is looking forward to it. It gives us a platform to put our club, our country and our sport on the map. All of the players are looking forward to it. We have a strong squad of players in our Over 35 team and hope to do well. For all those people who have never seen our sport, come down and have a look, you’ll love it. For all those roller hockey fans from all over England, it is a tournament that cannot be missed!!!”
For further information on how to book your tickets for the event please click here.