European Touch Championships 2014 round up
England brought 9 playing teams and a referees team to this Euros, the biggest we have ever done. That in itself is a huge achievement for the ETA, thanks to everyone that's been involved in getting us here.Coaches
Coach of the Tournament, Men's Open coach - Ben SmithReferees
Most improved referee of the tournament - Aubrey CollinsFinals appointments:
Ian Syder (M40)
Matt Hobbs (M35)
Shelley Grace (WO)
Shane Hills (WO)
Nick Richardson (MO)UpgradesLevel 3
Gareth HindsLevel 4
Nick Van de Rijt
Ian SyderLevel 5
Our first ever Junior Team was entered this year, a great step forward in the development of the sport in England. 55 Touchdowns and won the pool round. Gained a SILVER MEDAL in a Final against Wales.
Top scorer - Ross Howard.
-- SENIOR CATEGORY WINNERS --Men's 40.
Gained a SILVER MEDAL in a Final against Wales.
Top scorer - Jeff Bimson (12)
MVP - Damien WoodMen's 35.
Quick Stat: Ran over Switzerland 14-1, beating their previous record set way back in 2004 (11-1 v Jersey).
Gaining a SILVER MEDAL in their Final against France
Top scorer - Bruce Kirby (15)
MVP - Bruce KirbyMen's 30.
After coming 2nd in the M35 division, they played a 3 games series against Ireland's M30s. Coming away with a GOLD MEDAL.
Top scorer - Zhyane Nel (8)
MVP - Marcus LeongWomen's 27s.
Quick Stat: The team broke 2 records. Biggest win, with a 9-1 win over Wales. Then they broke it again with a 14-0 as they met Wales again.
Winning a GOLD MEDAL in their Final against France.
Top Scorer - Tanya Winson (11)
MVP - Lois LauMixed 30.
Topped the group and gained a SILVER MEDAL against Scotland in their final.
Top scorer (7) Ollie Sills
MVP - Alice Watchorn
-- OPEN CATEGORY WINNERS --Women's Open.
Quick Stat: The squad matched the record they set in 2012 with a win margin of 16 with their 18-2 victory over France.
GOLD MEDAL with a 6-3 win in their final against Wales.
Top scorer - Zan Hudson (14)
MVP - Marnie Wills.Men's Open.
Quick Stat: 2 new records set by winger Sam Jones, as he scored 9 against Hungary taking the most Touchdowns scored in any European Championships crown from Jeano who's record was 7 set in 2010.
Sam also took another record of most touchdowns at a single Euros event - surpassing a record set in 2008 by 10 with 37!
GOLD MEDAL with a 9-7 win in their final against Wales.
Top Scorer - Sam Jones (37)
MVP - Sam JonesMore info - http://engmensopen.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1Mixed Open.
Quick Stat: Bettered their own Touchdown record set in 2012 on the back of their 21-1 win over Catalonia.
SILVER MEDAL winners in their final against Scotland.
Top scorer - John Hood (23)
MVP - Benita Lee
-- OVERALL TOURNAMENT WINNERS --
9 playing teams.
8 referee upgrades.
6 European records broken.
5 silver medals.
4 gold medals.
3 days of sun.
2 open grades won.
Opens, Seniors and OVERALL CHAMPIONS! #TeamEngland you've done us proud!