Haycroft excited for European Club Cup on home soil

Surbiton's Sarah Haycroft. Credit Tim Reder - 450
It is less than 100 days to go until clubs across Europe descend on Sugden Road for the European Club Cup where Surbiton women will be playing hosts. 

The event will be taking place from the 17-20 of May with the junior U14 Girls' competition being played alongside it at Kingston Grammar School.

Surbiton will welcome German sides UHC Hamburg and Mannheimer and  the current champions HC Hertogenbosch as well as AH&BC Amsterdam from The Netherlands, with UCD (Ireland), Club Campo Villa de Madrid (Spain) and Victoriya Smolevichi (Belarus) completing the line-up. 

Surbiton captain and England international Sarah Haycroft is beaming with pride ahead of the event and knows her club will be great hosts. 

She said: “We are immensely honoured to be able to host the European Club Cup at Sugden Road and it will be such a special weekend for all those involved. Hosting the best teams from all over Europe, including some of the best players in the world, will go down as one of the proudest times in the clubs history. 

“One of the best things about Surbiton is how tight knit the club is, with everyone coming together to help organise and make this event the best it can be. As a squad our goal is to improve on our performances in Europe, finishing fourth last year. So we are hoping the added bonus of playing on home soil in front of a home crowd will give us that extra boost to come home with a medal this year.” 

You can purchase tickets here.