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This week Cardiff & Met take a break from English National League duties and jet off to Prague to compete in the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I. The tournament commences on Friday 16th February, with Cardiff & Met who’ll be representing Wales; playing the opening match against Portuguese Champions AD Lousada . Last year Cardiff & Met finished 6th in the tournament after narrowly failing to qualify for the promotion pool on goal difference. The top two teams from Challenge I will be promoted to the EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy.

Looking ahead to the tournament Head Coach for Cardiff & Met, Walid Abdo said:

Really excited about the potential of this young squad. I’m interested to see who copes with the transition from outdoor to indoor. Hopefully these young men can use this as a springboard for the rest of the season; for the club and for there own personal aspirations. It’s a tough tournament due to a lot of the teams here being indoor specialists, but I feel we have a competitive bunch who are up for the challenge

During the tournament Cardiff & Met will go up against some old adversaries, particularly HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa (UKR) who beat them in their opening games in last year’s tournament in Hungary.

MatchScheduleIndoorChallengeIMen18Prague – FINAL (2) (003).

Squad

Sam Daymond (C)
Mark Philpot (GK)
Ieuan Davies
Ronan Taggart
Jack Valentine
Charlie Hunte
Jack Pritchard
Callum Stanley
Will Raymond
Will Riley
Eddy Evans
Rhys Bradshaw

Stay up-to-date with all match results here.
All results from last year can be found here.

Picture credits: Irfon Bennett
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