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EuroHockey Challenge III Recap

Updated: Sep 25, 2022

Alanya, Turkey 2022

Day 1

The team arrived in Alanya today in the early hours of the morning.

After a good lunch & a few hours of rest, we headed down to the hockey pitch for our first training session of the week ahead of tomorrow's game vs Swansea HC. What a hockey pitch! A dreamy blue pitch for a great week of hockey.

Proud to see the Gibraltar flag!

Day 2

A nice & early start for the team today to kickstart our debut international game.

A tough and challenging game. The team fought till the very last minute to keep the score line minimum. A great Swansea side, with international players, kept the team on their toes throughout the entire match.

We then headed back to the hotel for a late lunch snack & some stretching in the sea. Some of us finished off the day with a mini-match of table tennis.

Our toughest & most competitive game since our debut 2 years ago. What an experience!

Day 3

This morning the team enjoyed some more hockey, this time from the stands. We watched two strong sides compete for 5 pts however ending in a draw. A great match with lots of talent.

We then had a light but fun session before heading back down to the hotel where the team rested & then enjoyed some free time in the hotel.

We shift our focus to tomorrow's game vs the hosts, Alanya Stars HC.

Day 4

Our match against the hosts, Alanya Stars saw the end of our EuroHockey tournament. A 7-1 defeat against a good side & our first international GOAL! Well done Riri!

After some tears & smiles, the girls came together to celebrate a successful trip with lots to learn from (& took lots of photos on the pitch).

We then headed back to the hotel for some free time - some even attended a Zumba Class led by Louise.

To finish off the day we had a fun “certificate” ceremony where players & management team were presented with a funny certificate for their participation in the EuroHockey tournament. We were then given our animal resemblance by our Zoo Keeper, Cara!

Day 5

Yesterday morning we headed down to the pitch to watch the two playoffs between Gwent HC, Alanya Stars HC, Luxembourg HC & Swansea HC.

The first match saw Swansea dominate Luxembourg throughout the entire game with an 18-0 win. In the second game, Alanya Stars vs Gwent HC saw more of an equal play with the hosts finding it hard to find the back of the board. The match finished 2-1 for Alanya Stars HC. We then finished off with a prize ceremony.

Our biggest congratulations to Alanya Stars HC & Swansea HC for their promotion into challenge II.

The team then headed back to the hotel where we enjoyed some free time to go to the markets or be by the pool etc. Some of us took part in some beach volleyball too!

To end our trip the team went out for dinner & enjoyed a nice meal in the town of Avsallar.

Thank you to the hosts for a great week of hockey & your hospitality.

We are now traveling back home to Gibraltar.

Day 6

& that’s a wrap!

🚌 Numa Bay Alanya ➡Alanya Airport

✈️ Alanya Airport ➡️ Istanbul Airport

✈️ Istanbul Airport ➡️ Malaga Airport

🚌 Malaga Airport ➡Gibraltar

After a long day of traveling & we are finally reaching home!

Our most heartfelt appreciation to all our families & friends that have been supporting us even from afar!

It has been a trip to remember! We will be working hard this season to achieve our next goals in next year's EuroHockey Challenge.

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