28th March 2018: The 2019 EuroHockey Junior Championships (Men and Women) will take place on the following dates at the venues stated. Participating nations have qualified for each division based on their final ranking from the 2017 competition.
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Checking in with our hosts, they were happy to be announced as hosts and are looking forward to having the hockey family with them in the summer of 2019:
EuroHockey Junior Championship, Men and Women: José Antonio Gil, Secretary General of Spanish Hockey said: “We are really delighted with the confidence that, once again, the European Federation shows us with the granting of the organization of the European Under-21 Championships 2019. For the promotion of hockey is Spain it is essential to organize important international events and, doubtfully, that the U21 European Championship is a great opportunity for us. We are going to put all our effort into making it a great European hockey party. See you in Valencia 2019!
EuroHockey Junior Championship II, Men: Gino Schilders, President of Czech Hockey said: “We are really delighted to host to a EuroHockey Junior Championships II, Men in 2019 in Czech Republic, because last few year we registered most children compare in past. This year when we hosted the EuroHockey Indoor in Prague we had the most visitors compared to the past. So it means the field hockey in Czech Republic has an increasing fan base (new children, new players, visitors also in increase the public awareness). This is opportunity support our vision and host an important event such as EuroHockey Junior Championship. We would like to host this Championship in Litice (small town close to Plzeň), because there will be the new field in 2019 and there almost all residents live via hockey. Our colleagues worked very hard for hockey and now team of men from Litice was 2nd place in Czech League. To be a host will be as “thank you” for these people who live their dream – to do the best for hockey.”
EuroHockey Junior Championship III, Men: Leonardas Čaikauskas, President of the Lithuanian Hockey Federation said “The EuroHockey Junior Championship is second by most important event for hockey, going after EuroHockey Championship. This is an Olympic discipline and for every NA is very important to participate in this event. The best Junior players will go on to National Team with great experience from youngest age events. Personally, I really want as many participating teams as we can to grow and let them play in a Junior event. We, Lithuanian Hockey Federation, try to host all nations, to offer the best conditions and to show our beautiful country.”
Match schedules will be announced later this year.
EHF 28th March 2018