Wimbledon to make history in Junior EHL

Wimbledon U14s

Wimbledon will make history as England Hockey’s first representatives in the ABN AMRO Junior EHL - which will be played on April 16-17

The Wombles’ U14 side won a playoff against Holcombe and as a result will take their place in the new expanded competition alongside teams from France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Spain.

The competition offers unique opportunity for tomorrow’s stars to emulate their heroes under Euro Hockey League conditions.

Dutch outfit SV Kampong became the first team to qualify in September when they won the Dutch tournament ahead of Oranje-Rood and AH&BC Amsterdam.

In Spain, Real Club de Polo emerged victorious from their qualifiers ahead of Atlètic Terrassa and Club Egara in a hotly contested series.

In France, Saint Germain won a shoot-out against Racing Club de France in their qualifier match which ended 0-0 in normal time.

In Germany, Mannheimer was nominated to take part in the competition as the side with the best results in the German youth championships which finished up for 2016 in October.

In Belgium, the representative is chosen based on the men’s senior ranking from the previous season and so KHC Dragons took up the ticket for Eindhoven.

The six-team ABN AMRO Junior EHL competition takes place in tandem with the EHL KO16/KO8 weekend which runs from April 14 to 17, 2017 in Eindhoven. The final schedule will be confirmed in due course.

Congratulations to Wimbledon on their historic achievement, we wish them the very best of luck!

For details of the Euro Hockey League visit their website.