Reading in Europe

Reading celebrate winning 2014 Hockey 5s

This weekend Reading travel to Siauliai, Lithuania to represent England in the EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup.

Merijn van Willigen’s side qualified by virtue of their Hockey 5s title win in 2014 and because they won the EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy last season they are this season competing in the cup.

They start their campaign with a tough match against Dutch outfit HC ‘s-Hertogenbosch at 10:40 on Friday before taking on MSC Sumchanka of the Ukraine at 1430 the same day. They round off their pool stage against UHC Hamburg on Saturday at 830am.

Pool B consists of Club de Campo de villa de Madrid (ESP), SK Slavia Praha (CZE), Cambrai HC (FRA) and Gintra-Strekte Uni (LTU).

Reading will be captained, as ever by the tenacious Emma Thomas and will include the likes of Great Britain stars Emily Maguire and Susie Gilbert in their line up. Their efforts this weekend will determine which level of European competition 2015 Hockey 5s winners Bowdon Hightown compete in next season.

To follow their progress keep an eye on the EuroHockey Website or view the live match system here.