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Everything is ready for the North Sea Beach Rugby 2019

Everything is ready for the North Sea Beach Rugby: next weekend, in fact, the first leg of the EBRA Series will be held at The Hague in Holland, in what is qualifying, year after year, one of the most important Beach 5’s tournaments of Europe. Two days of great rugby on the beach that involves girls, the youngest, up to the male seniors who challenge each other as much for the European Series as for the Dutch Beach Rugby Championship. << Let’s say we have worked hard to get to this point – says Kasper Bleijenberg, vice president of EBRA – European Beach Rugby Association and one of the organizers of the North Sea Beach Rugby – we are trying to give an increasingly international value to the event and the participation of the team from Russia, in this edition, encourages us to continue on this path. We are well aware that there is still a lot of work, but I think that the tournament’s organizational machine is going in the right direction >>. As said The Hague represents the first stage of the EBRA Series and there are many teams that will fight for the 2019 title: in addition to the Minots and the Ovale Beach Marseille, great expectations revolve around the South African Wild Dogs team, the Italians of Padua beach and Crazy Crabs, as well as Curacao and RandUba’s Dutch. << I expect a high level tournament – concludes Kasper Bleijenberg – a prediction? I don’t want to be unbalanced, but I’m sure the show will be guaranteed >>.


North Sea Beach Rugby signs agreement with Rugby Netherlands for organization of Dutch Beach Rugby Championship


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