Belgium have entered the following teams.
Grand Masters European Cup Competition
Men Over 60s
Men Over 65s
Men Over 70s
Visit the Belgian Old Lions website Here
Anthony Leidensdorf kindly provided the following on the Belgian Old Lions.
“So much ground has been covered by the Belgium Old Lions”
For the first time in 2010 a 60+ Old Lions team has competed with success in an International competition organised by the WGMA and accomplished an amazing feat by ending in 3rd place after a series of strokes, encouraged by the late Jacques Maroye who came to support us and offer champagne.
Without discontinuing, year after year, we played the European and World Championships.
2012 Bra - Italy
2013 Beerschot (Kontich) Belgium
2014 Den Haag – The Netherlands, for the first time a 65+ team for the World Championship
2015 London – United-Kingdom
2016 Newcastle Australia – World Championship
In December 2016, the Old Lions formed a team of 70+ to play a friendly game against a well-trained Dutch team in Tilburg. Even though the Old Lions lost the game 2-0, they were confident that there is a “future” for these veterans.
It is now done, a 70+ team is born with players from 10 different clubs. They prepare themselves as well as the 60+ and 65+ to play the European Hockey Masters held in Glasgow at the end of august 2017. With three teams, the physiotherapist, the coaches and managers, the Belgian delegation will consist of about 60 persons.
The Old Lions will have the opportunity to practice and train themselves physically during three major WGMA tournaments in Ronchin - France, Eburons - Belgium and Tilburg -The Netherlands which they won last year.”