EBRA renews its advice to always look to the future with a great desire for innovation
The Dutch Kasper Bleijenberg is the new president of EBRA – European Beach Rugby Association, this was the decision taken yesterday during an online conference held by all members of the association. Frenchman Lionel Laugier, outgoing president, leaves the task of directing the European Association to his Dutch colleague who is preparing to experience a four-year period of great renewal and innovation.
“I am happy and proud for this position – comments the new EBRA president, Kasper Bleijenberg – I cannot fail to thank Lionel Laugier and Giancarlo Stocco, my predecessors who worked to build the base and the future of EBRA. I am honored to collect their work, in a difficult time due to the COVID-19 emergency. Our movement will participate in giving relief and distraction to the populations to distract themselves from this bad moment.
All of this must take place with the cohesion of all EBRA members.
I am very happy that Mario Copetti, a person recognized in Spain also by the Federation for work in national beach rugby, has accepted the position of Vice President alongside me.
Nuno Gramaxo is another person who is working well in Portugal and has proposed and developed the youth beach rugby project that we will be implementing from next season.
It is very important for us to work together, collaborate with the institutional rugby bodies and try to spread the word of beach rugby more and more. More and more EBRA tournaments can help the spread of our sport and inevitably help to raise the level of our circuit and the general competition ”.
The new EBRA board is composed as follows:
President: Kasper Bleijenberg (Netherlands)
Vice President: Mario Copetti (Spain)
Treasurer: Lionel Laugier (France)
Youth development: Nuno Gramaxo (Portugal)
General Secretary: Vincent Edelkoort (Holland)