Saturday, January 12, 2013

2013 World Cup U-20 organization flies from Colombia to Germany

preliminary World Cup logo (designed by Tim Graumann)
When everybody was expecting to see news from Colombia about the preparation of 2013 World Cup U-20 , today an unexpected news appeared on rh-news website: Iserlohn in Germany will host this World Cup.From 26.10. until 11.02.2013, Hemberghalle will receive the best of the future of our sport.
The confirmation of this change of plans was done this morning by Mr. Harro Strucksberg to ERG Iserlohn president,
Ralf Henke. 
According to Iserlohn website Argentina and Colombia lost the the application process, despite the great efforts by CIRH governing body. Thusthe competition returned to Europe, to Iserlohn. Ralf Henke doesn't want to appoint more reasons for the host city change, but is sure that they want to welcome both Argentines and Colombians national teams.

40 years after the Senior Championship of 1973 in Iserlohn, finally the Forest City
will host a roller hockey major event again . We, fans would like to see, almost all the next list of countries at the world cup: 
  1. From Europe: Spain (actual champion), Portugal, France, Italy, Netherlands, Andorra, England, Switzerland,Austria, Israel (hopefully).
  2. From America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico and USA. 
  3. From Asia: India, Japan and Macau 
  4. From Africa: Egypt, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa
  5. From Oceania: Australia and New Zealand.
"But it also means that now a lot of work in the next ten months, waiting for us," Henke also know that with the commitment by the FIRS great responsibility rests on the shoulders of the Germans. Because the cycle of - the last World Cup was held in Portuguese Barcelos - actually the South Americans would have their turn. "They could not agree, however, there were some inconsistencies across the Atlantic," Henke has brought in experience, so was waiting with the Tournament award relatively long.During eight days Iserlohn will be the hub of roller hockey world, because the best U20 young players will be there: the 19-year-old Portuguese rh player Helder Nunes, the 17-year-old Frenchman Carlo Di Benedetto, or Italian Giulio Cocco apply (17) as a rising star, where a large international future is predicted.
After the 2013 A World Cup country change from Mozambique to Angola, due to financial problems, now it's the U-20 competition to have their own problems. We hope that all this incongruities don't deviate roller hockey countries and federations from the main Goal, a better future of Roller Hockey.

All info from: 

Monday, January 7, 2013

50th National Roller Hockey Championships

It's totally TRUE, the 50th edition of National Roller Sports Championship is coming next month.  Roller Hockey Championships is scheduled to be held as follows at Belgaum, Karnataka.

Roller Hockey Championship is to be held from 2nd to 6th February 2013, while the reporting & practise goes on 31st January & 1 February. The Departure of the teams are on 7th February. Last year Haryana was the champion in both Men and Women's Championship.

This are the news available from RSFI website, about our sport until now.
50th Nationals – RSFI Circular (Click to Download PDF)

More info about States to compete SOON!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Today starts the B World Cup in Uruguay

From today and during all week will take place the 15th edition of B World Cup. For the third time, Uruguay hosts this important competition which selects the last 3 countries to play the A World Cup (taking place next year in Angola). Usually is a competition where the uncertainty of countries to compete lasts until the opening ceremony. At this time only 9 countries will dispute the three first places, which ensures the promotion to main World Cup, including:
  1. Austria - 4th place in 2010 edition. Searching hard to be in Angola 2013.
  2. England - relegated from San Juan 2012, it is the home-country of roller hockey, so either goal than promotion is searched.
  3. Egypt - after the revolution in 2011, the news about roller hockey disappear so the fans wait for this World Cup to see how is the sport after so much obstacles.
  4. Israel -  consider as one of the best examples of sustainable growth on our sport, counts with the experience of his Spanish coach which expects to see his team in Angola next year.
  5. Macau - the best of Asia roller hockey is on this team, but the continuous non-support by local Government with better conditions to practice and develop the sport, reduce the targets for the World Cup.
  6. Mexico - the last participation in this competition remounts to 2006, also in Uruguay. Since them a big crisis stop the development of this sport in Mexico. The last news indicates that finally there's light for the future and again almost only roller hockey players will be part of the national team.
  7. Netherlands - also relegated from San Juan World Cup is one of the best teams presented. The sport seems to be gaining a new path for the future with a national championship organized each year and a successful team in German League.
  8. South Africa - the promotion to last A World Cup could mean a better development to roller hockey in such important country, but since them there wasn't big changes.
  9. Uruguay - the host country is increasing the promotion to this sport day by day, and this competition is faced as the right opportunity to be part of the main group of roller hockey.
The opening ceremony will be today at at 7:30 pm (+3 GMT), and the first match will happen next at 9pm between Uruguay and Mexico.

For the first time ever the B World Cup will be totally broadcasted, through the local radio Señales with Spanish comments of our Amigos Carlo Albaneze and Ricardo Infante, so there are no excuses to not see roller hockey next days!!!

To know more about the competition, matches and time, consult all the websites and facebook pages available. Official Website Facebook Group of the Competition Facebook Official page of the Competition Radio Señales website
World Cup webpage on Wikipedia 

Unhappily India couldn't take part on this World Cup due tot the lack of available players. Once again money speaks higher in National Hockey. It's time to our federation rethink the  way of work and see how is possible to fundrise this great sport.

Monday, November 12, 2012

India's Adventure in Brazil

An amazing journey for Indian roller hockey was made in Recife during this Women's World Cup. For the first time our team could dispute the result with some of other countries like USA, England, Uruguay and Japan. Unfortunately we finished in last position but if we continue our development work in next two years in 2014 World Cup we will improve our place.

At this time there was a better covarege of the World Cup, by some of the National teams. For example Uruguay national team with an excellent photographer available a lot of photos of India's participation in Recife World Cup. Watch it!!!

Photos of the match against USA


Photos of the match against Uruguay

Photos of the match against Japan

Photos of the match against Japan 
Opening Ceremony
Our team being announced

The results of India's matches were:

11/11 13:30 Colombia 8-0 India
12/11 12:00  Germany 8-0 India
13/11 12:00         India 4-2 Japan
15/11 10:30    India 4-5 England 
16/11 12:00   Uruguay 4-3 India
17/11 11:30         India 6-7 USA 

Brazilian Time: UTC/GMT -3h