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We are all off to sunny Spain for EHL

East Grinstead, Reading, Beeston, Glenanne and Kelburne will all travel to Spain in October for their round one Euro Hockey League games.
Atlétic Terrassa HC will host the teams that will compete in Pools A, C, D and G between the 29th and 31st October 2010. As well as the famous team from the host club, other big names include Teun de Nooijer’s HC Bloemendaal (NED), 2009-10 EHL Semi Finalists Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (ESP) and Mannheimer HC (GER), the new club of Germany international superstar Matthias Witthaus.

East Grinstead, Reading, Beeston, Glenanne and Kelburne will all travel to Spain in October for their round one Euro Hockey League games.
Atlétic Terrassa HC will host the teams that will compete in Pools A, C, D and G between the 29th and 31st October 2010. As well as the famous team from the host club, other big names include Teun de Nooijer’s HC Bloemendaal (NED), 2009-10 EHL Semi Finalists Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (ESP) and Mannheimer HC (GER), the new club of Germany international superstar Matthias Witthaus.
Reading will play in Pool A where they face HC Bloemendaal – EHL champions in 2008-09 – and SC Stroitel Brest of Belarus. Home favourites Atlétic Terrassa will be vociferously supported by their fans when they face Beeston HC (ENG) and CA Montrouge, the champions of France. Ashley Jackson’s East Grinstead (ENG) will do battle with RC de Polo de Barcelona (ESP) and Kelburne (SCO) in Pool D, while WKS Grunwald Poznan (POL), Mannheimer HC (GER) and Glenanne HC (IRL) will fight it out in Pool G.
The other half of the split round one will take place in The Netherlands at Eindhoven’s HC Oranje Zwart between the 15th and 17th October 2010. The tournament will feature the teams drawn into Pools B, E, F and H, which include European giants such as Rot-Weiss Köln (GER), HGC (NED), Club de Campo (ESP) and reigning EHL Champions UHC Hamburg (GER), as well as the host club who will be participating in their first ever EHL event.
German champions Rot-Weiss Köln have been drawn into Pool B where they face a tricky start to their EHL campaign against Madrid’s Club de Campo (ESP) – a team featuring former Club Egara stars Edi Tubau and Guillermo Schickendantz – as well as Belgian runners up Racing Club Bruxelles. Pool E sees European Champions UHC Hamburg facing Belgian and Russian opponents in KHC Dragons and Izmaylovo Moscow respectively, while former EHL finalists HGC take on Pembroke Wanderers (IRL) and Olympia Kolos Sekvoia (UKR) in Pool F. Host club Oranje Zwart have been drawn into Pool H, where Russian champions Dinamo Kazan and Polish runners up KS Pomorzanin Torun will provide stiff opposition.
Over the course of the two tournaments in Eindhoven and Terrassa, 24 teams will be reduced to the 16 participants that will take part in Easter’s famous KO16 event.
Ticketing arrangements will be detailed soon.

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