International indoor stars at East Grinstead

David Condon for East Grinstead at the Maxinutrition Hockey 5s 2014

From 14-16 February, see the pinnacle of men's European indoor hockey – the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup – at East Grinstead Hockey Club.

There will be a plethora of European talent on offer over the weekend: for example, FIH World Player of the Year – Tobias Hauke – will be representing his club side, Harvestehuder. Tobias has two Olympic Gold Medals and was also FIH World Young Player of the Year, and he’s far from the only Olympian medallist who’ll be playing.

Victor Sojo, Olympic Silver Medalist from Beijing, will be competing for his Spanish club – Complutense. Victor’s side also boasts the former Spain Olympic Coach and so should be an exciting prospect.

There’s also Tom Boon of Belgium, playing with his club side Racing Club de Bruxelles. Tom is one of the most dynamic players in world hockey and has made the FIH “World Team” recently following his performances at the EuroNations in August at the World League in January. Tom’s club boasts 11 Belgian internationals in their squad of 12, and is a good relocation on the massive rise in Belgian hockey.

Last but by no means least is World League Bronze Medalist David Condon making his European debut for East Grinstead having scored in the final of the Maxinutrition Hockey 5s.

With all these fantastic players out on the field, it can be easy to forget about the goalkeepers, even though this could be a tournament of goalkeeping greats; Sweden’s Niclas Franzen is highly rated indoors, as is Belgium’s Jeremy Gucassoff.

While East Grinstead are England's representatives in this tournament, there's nothing stopping you from supporting some of the other teams in the tournament - you could even adopt a team over the weekend and cheer them on! 

There are seats for 700 people up and close to the action, so spectators will be even closer to the action than at the Maxinutrition Hockey 5s: get down there and support the teams! This is the second time in successive seasons that EGHC has hosted EuroHockey of some form, and it’s a great opportunity to see incredible talent on display.

Tickets are available at www.eghockey.org.uk, while information is available at www.eghockey.co.uk/eurohockey. You can download/view the full weekend schedule here, and you can see the pools below.


Pool A

Harvestehuder THC (GER)
Hockey Club Valenciennes (FRA)
C.H. Complutense (ESP)
Kolos-Sekvoya Vinnitsa (UKR)

Pool B

Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles (BEL)
Dinamo Yekateringburg (RUS)
Partille SC (SWE)
East Grinstead (ENG)