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European Beach Rugby Association: everything is ready for the election of the new board

Saturday 3 October the members of the E.B.R.A. they will virtually meet by videoconference, for the election of the new Board that will govern the European beach rugby movement for the next four years.

Last days of Lionel Laugier’s French presidency and Kasper Bleijenberg’s Dutch vice presidency.

“The sums of this four-year period that saw the European oval beach movement between positive moments and others of tension will be drawn up” – comments the outgoing President Lionel Laugier – “I am grateful to all the members for supporting me in this important moment of my experience management and evolution for EBRA Along the way we have lost someone on the way and we have met others. It is part of life and the evolution of collaborations and teamwork. ”

Is the reference from the Figueira da Foz organization last year’s release?

“Of course. A difficult, disappointing moment, but which for both is part of the evolution and the subjective needs and visions of beach rugby. But this must be done without rancor or diasporas. ”


Future of a movement blocked last summer due to the COVID-19 emergency and which will have to start again from where it began to plan its evolution.

“An important challenge that sees us all aware of the work to be done and the mentality and organization that we will have to build. Many ideas and projects were discussed in this period of detention ”.


How does E.B.R.A. to these new presidential elections?

“It comes after months of close, constructive meetings, in search of self-criticism and understanding what to learn from the mistakes of the past. Aware that the next Board will have to govern an innovative structure for our reality, but determined to make a difference. The will is to create a watershed between past and future ”.


So shouldn’t a reshuffle of personalities and visions go back to the past? Do you already have the name of the next President?

“The will is that there is a new course. There are ideas, projects and visions. Saturday we will discuss what will be the new path of E.B.R.A. “

Balaton Beach Rugby, the comment of the event organizer Ákos Péczely

“The 2020 Balaton Beach Rugby was a good impression for 9 participant teams. It was incomparable than the last 3 event, because in the history of Balaton Beach Rugby was the first when participate a professional Judo team, who use rugby to accessory sport. We have one team from Rome (Appia Rugby Roma), who won the competition, the second was MTK judo team, the third was Soproni Sasok. The major opened and closed up the event. We have more than 200 funs, who enjoyed the event. One of them feedback was memorable for me, what is an important fact why do that event in the future as high level as I can, thats te most exciting sport, what ever seen, I can enjoy it whole year, the two day competition is not enought!”

Appia Rugby wins the Balaton Beach Rugby Tournament

After two days of exciting Beach Rugby, Appia Rugby wins the Lake Balaton beach rugby tournament. Success with the public and participation for the Hungarian event which, despite the restrictive anti-covid regulations, managed to showcase an interesting organization and, in particular, there was great enthusiasm around all the teams that took the field.

A good starting point looking to the future. Yes, because the event organized on Lake Balaton was observed special, in view of a future in the EBRA (European Beach Rugby Association) Series, in 2021.

<< The event took place in an optimal way, commented Kasper Bleijenberg, vice president EBRA – the hope is certainly to be able to restart with the European beach rugby circuit starting from 2021 and to involve as many realities as possible. Balaton Lake has shown that it can be a potential new entry in terms of organization and desire to excel in what will once again become a must of the European oval summers: beach rugby >>.