This weekend all eyes are on ZEEBRUGGE, Belgium for the 2nd Leg in the inaugural 2013 EBRA BEACH 5’s Series.
Having successfully kicked off the Series in Marseille last weekend, complete with a dramatic French win in ‘Sudden Death’, Zeebrugge 2013 promises great drama of it’s own. This is sure to come when 2 of Europes leading Beach 5’s squads make their 1st appearance in the Series.
On the one hand we’re looking at Belgium’s home town favourites, THE GHENT MAGNETS, who arrive at Zeebrugge in excellent form. They already have two 2013 tournament victories under their belts, one at Kortrijk and the other most notably 2 weeks ago at Ameland, Holland.
Standing in their way will be their great rivals, 2012 Zeebrugge Defending Champions and All-Conquering 2012 European Champions from Holland, the RC HOOKERS. Unlike the MAGNETS, this will be the Dutch sides first appearance of the 2013 season and, in what will be another first for them, 2013 will see them they play under their new beach title, THE DUTCH LIONS.
If the prospect of these 2 teams meeting in the final isn’t enough, a special note should be made of the ASUB SLASHERS return to the sand. As one of Belgium’s leading Beach 5’s squads for many years, and as former semi-finalists in LIGNANO 2010, they have the pedigree to spring a few surprises. Write them off at your peril !
One thing is for sure, by the end of play on Sunday, we expect the 2013 EBRA Beach 5’s Series Table will make some very interesting reading. Here at SB5 Beach Clubhouse, we predict that current table toppers OVALE BEACH MARSEILLE will soon find themselves in the company of MAGNETS & LIONS.
As soon as we receive the tournament results, so will you. STAY TUNED FOLKS.