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 >>.
The great beach rugby is played in Hungary and, more precisely, at Lake Balaton. The stage would have been, if it had not been for the coronavirus, part of the Ebra circuit – European Beach Rugby Association – Series. Thanks to the great work done by Ákos Péczely, organizer of the event, the EBRA will be monitoring the tournament on site as early as this season, so as to be able to officially include it in the calendar as early as the 2021 edition. EBRA vice president Kasper will be present on site. Bleijenberg. << I am very proud to have managed to set up this tournament – comments Ákos Péczely – I hope it is the beginning of a long series of beach rugby tournaments! Having the opportunity to become part of EBRA then stimulated me to try to give my best to be able to structure this event. Any predictions? I am very happy to have a foreign team, more precisely Italian, Appia Rugby; at the same time I expect a good show, many teams also have athletes who practice judo in their ranks and who therefore use rugby as a parallel sport. There will be fun! >>.
1.Fekete oroszlánok Rögbi Akadémia
2. ASD Appia Rugby Róma Aquaeductus
3.Soproni Sasok Rögbi Klub
4. Pécsi Indiánok Rögbi Klub
5.Kecskeméti Atlétika és Rugby Club
7. Békéscsabai Bikàk Football Club
8.KDEgbi Judo szakosztály
“Thanks to the video conferences we are already at the fourth meeting of the year” – comments the President Lionel Laugier – “We are aware of having an important space to work for an improvement of the future of the Series and for new collaborations. ”
The media section has been consolidated with the episodes of the BEACH RUGBY HISTORY – WE ARE BEACH RUGBY, with an important follow-up on the thematic channel BeachRugbyChannel.com. After the presentations of the organizations of the European circuit, the continuation with new episodes focused on the historical teams, referees and important characters of the Ebra Series was approved.
It is also the year of the renewal of the EBRA Administrative Council and Saturday 3 October will be the date set for the new President’s elections.
Nothing comes out of the meeting last Saturday, the only almost certainty is Lionel Laugier’s non-candidacy for a second term.
“I do not apply because the Hebra needs a change at the top in search of new visions and management” -comments Lionel Laugier- “The people with quality at the helm of the Hebrew are there and must have the right space to express themselves with the support and experience of the old guard. ”
Looking to the future there will be an important renewal in the home of EBRA