Sunday, May 26, 2024

Three English clubs to compete in Euro Hockey League 2024/25 season

English hockey had been handed a boost ahead of its League Finals weekend with the news that England has moved above both Spain and Germany in the Euro Hockey League men’s rankings list. Three English men’s clubs will be involved in EHL action next season.

Following the conclusion of the Euro Hockey League FINAL8 and the EuroHockey Trophy I events in Lousada and Hamburg, there will be significant movement to then tables.

The EHL Ranking Tables determines how many clubs each team will receive in the 2024/25 season’s Euro Hockey League and allocates those places based on performances over the past three years.

On the men’s side, the Netherlands remain in first position following Pinoké and SV Kampong’s run to the GRAND FINAL in the Wagener Stadium.

Belgium will move up to second place while England make the biggest jump from fifth to third thanks to Old Georgian’s BRONZE MEDAL performance.

In tandem with Holcombe’s KO16 win over Racing Club de France and other English club performances in the three seasons, it helped lift England above both Spain and Germany.

Old Georgians’ James Carson is congratulated PIC: WORLDSPORTPICS

Each of the Netherlands, Belgium and England will receive three spots in the EHL next season. Spain remain in fourth place, keeping their two spots. The national champions from each of these four nations will receive a bye to the EHL FINAL8 with their remaining teams going to the KO16.

Germany, meanwhile, drop from second to fifth place. It means they will only have two teams in EHL Men next season, both of whom will play in the KO16.

For the women’s competition, the majority of entrants for next season’s expanded FINAL12 is already confirmed.

Mannheimer HC’s defeat of Club de Campo and Junior FC – allied to a Club an der Alster’s third place in Trophy I – boosted Germany’s quotient to move into the second place in the Ranking Table above Spain who are now in third place.

The Netherlands remain number one with Belgium in fourth spot. The significance is that Germany and Belgium will both receive an extra place at next season’s EHL weekend at Easter. The Dutch and Spanish clubs will receive two spots as well, like they did for the 2023/24 edition.

England remain in fifth place with one spot in the EHL.

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