For the second consecutive season, the European EBRA Series will stop due to the Covid virus This decision was taken unanimously at the EBRA (European Beach Rugby Association) board meeting.
Also in the meeting it was decided that Lignano Sabbiadoro will be the location for the final in 2022 as this was not possible last year and this year due to the Covid-19 crisis in Europe.
Despite the cancellation of the EBRA Series, the beach rugby movement will at least see the individual tournaments, where possible, carry out the usual activity: the tournaments in Porto, Barcelona, Lake Balaton in Hungary
and Marseille have been confirmed, while Italy (Alba Adriatica and Lignano Sabbiadoro) and the Netherlands (North Sea Beach Rugby) will stop organizing their tournament due to the restrictions in place there by governments
and/or rugby unions. For all info on the tournaments going ahead see their websites or social media and also check carefully the rules in force regarding corona.
“For us, this is certainly a difficult moment – said Kasper Bleijenberg, EBRA President – but we face it with the usual determination and the desire to look to the future with great proactivity.
With 2022 we hope to return to full capacity and thus give all the teams the opportunity to compete on the most beautiful beaches in Europe “. Despite the covid crisis in the world, we as an
organization have never stopped working and are fully engaged in further expanding our circuit by, among other things, the joining of other countries. There will be an update about this soon.
We as an organization are already excited about this. Furthermore Porto has asked to host the finals of the EBRA series 2023 through its Federation.
A very important signal for us as an organization and the start of collaborations that further promotes our sport. “We are expanding – concludes President Bleijenberg – the goal is to build more and more competitive,
professional and exciting series. starting from 2022 “.