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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. “

9 teams compete today in beach rugby on Lake Balaton

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! >>.

Participating teams:

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

Ebra Series canceled but the leaders of European beach rugby are in full swing to plan the future of the continental movement

“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