Association Ovale Beach Rugby Five Marseille, in the male tournament and Sport Rugby Porto, in the female are the new European Beach Rugby Association – EBRA Champions. After a tournament played at very high levels in Figueira, Portugal, these are the two teams that managed to win the coveted title of the EBRA Series. In the men’s tournament the fight was fierce, there were, in fact, the Italians of Crazy Crabs who, at the first experience in the European tournament, surrendered only to the Minots in the semifinals; just the French team was the outgoing team defeated by the final, even if one fly proved to be one of the most technical formations and sporting talent. The test of the Portuguese CDUL team was also very positive. The women’s tournament, on the other hand, was won after a beautiful final by the Porto team which, after a very tight race, managed to establish itself against the women’s line-up of Ovale Beach Marseille. In the U16, on the other hand, it is the Dutch Barbarians who win the EBRA Series category. << I am very satisfied and happy about how this Portuguese final went – comments Rui Loureiro, organizer of the event – it was the anniversary of our 10 years and I think everything went great. In addition, I saw teams play at incredible levels and this makes me understand that this rugby movement is constantly and constantly evolving. A positive sign looking to the future. Now the head of us organizers must necessarily already go to the 2020 edition of these EBRA Series >>.
NORTH SEA BEACH RUGBY SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH RUGBY NETHERLANDS (DUTCH RUGBY UNION) FOR ORGANISATION DUTCH CHAMPIONSHIP BEACH RUGBY
The agreement for the organization of the Dutch National Championship Beach Rugby is an extra motivation for North Sea Beach Rugby to further develop and promote the sport Beach 5s Rugby in the Netherlands. Beach 5s Rugby is the official form of Beach Rugby according to the rules of World Rugby. Last year North Sea Beach Rugby already organized the first championship. After an evaluation and some very good talks with Rugby Netherlands it was decided to continue this for the next 3 years.
North Sea Beach Rugby is very proud and grateful to Rugby Netherlands for this opportunity. As an organization North Sea Beach Rugby would like to thank not only Rugby Nederland (Dutch Rugby Union) but also the city of The Hague (Topsport – an organization that supports top athletes and sport events) and the EBRA (European Beach Rugby Association) for their advice and support. But North Sea Beach Rugby also realize that this would not have been possible without our sponsors.
And of course the enormous commitment of all volunteers, referees and the trust of all participating teams.
North Sea Beach Rugby also hopes that this agreement will send a strong signal that Beach 5s Rugby is a serious and professional sport and that the EBRA is the official umbrella organisation.
An organization that for both The Hague and Rugby Netherlands is seen as the point of contact for Beach 5s Rugby in Europe and beyond. Partly due to our membership of the European Beach Rugby Association it was possible to bring Beach 5s Rugby to the Netherlands.
The Dutch National Championship is for Dutch male, female and youth teams U14, U16 and U18.
In 2019 the tournament will be played on 15 and 16 June in the Netherlands at The Hague Beach Stadium.
The winner will have access to the European finals. This in accordance with the EBRA rules.
For all information see website www.northseabeachrugby.com and www.beach-rugby.eu