The competition will feature 132 teams and more than 3,000 athletes
It will be the largest International hockey tournament the world has ever seen
Club Egara has presented the EXIN Masters World Cup, that will take place from July 27th to August 5th. During the presentation show also have been presented the official logo of the tournament and the main sponsors.
The EXIN Master World Cup will be the largest International hockey tournament the world has ever seen: 132 teams from 24 different countries, around 3.000 athletes and near to 400 matches.
Many politicians and hockey authorities have attended the presentation of the tournament: Alfredo Vega, Major of Terrassa; Mireia Solsona, Major of Matadepera; Glenn Paton, President of the IMHA; Santiago Deo, President of Real Federación Española de Hockey; Xavier Adell, President of the Federació Catalana de Hockey; Francesc Salvatella, President of Hockey per Terrassa; Pere Marcet, President of Club Egara; and Martí Lloveras, President of the Local Organization Comitee (LOC).
Along the presentation celebrated at Club Egara also have been announced the main sponsors of the EXIN Masters World Cup: EXIN Group, as a Platinium sponsor; Viajes El Corte Inglés, for hotel accomodations and transports; ARQUIA Banca, partner in the payment Systems to be used during the tournament; APTIMA Centre Clínic, for all the health assistance area; Covecar, in charge of the referees, volunteers and organization mobility during the tournament; and Kuka Hockey, responsable of the referee’s and volunteers gear and merchandising.
During the presentation also has been launched the official logo of the tournament, designed by Noelia Morales Navarro, student of the Terrassa’s Public School of Art and Design. Her project is the winner of the 14 that participated in the contest organized by Club Egara and the school of Art.
Club Egara, a world’s hockey reference organizing events
Glenn Paton, President of the IMHA, is enthusiasted with the organization of the EXIN Masters World Cup: “It will be the largest International hockey tournament the world has ever seen” . In addition, says: “Playing at high level does no end when you turn 35. You’ll be surprised about the intensity and speed that some teams play”. Patton announces that Olypic players will play in the EXIN Masters World Cup. “Masters Hockey players have enlarged their careers and few players still do it at their 80’s. That allows to pass the experience and the secrets of the sport from generation to generation. Hockey is a game that you can play at any age, so next summer we will live our sport in a familiar atmosphere created by the world’s hockey community that will meet at Club Egara”.
The President of Club Egara, Pere Marcet, highlighted that “beyond this huge tournament there are involved a lot of volunteers of the Club Egara that have been working for months to make it succesful. As in other big tournament we have organized, the membres of Club Egara are very involved and makes them feel even more proudl of being part of the Club”, Marcet says and insists in the experience of the Club Egara as organizer of first level International competitions. “Of course the EXIN Masters World Cup also brings us national and International prestige. To Club Egara and the city of Terrassa, and keeps us as a world’s hockey reference.”
On the other side, Martí Lloveras, President of the LOC, insists that “in terms of participation is the largest event ever organized in Terrassa, even compared to the Olympics of Barcelona in 1992”. Lloveras points the next step is to close the schedule of the tournament which will have the suport of two hockey facilities: the Martí Colomer Stadium and the del CD Terrassa. “Beside the competition we are also working with Terrassa City Hall to offer cultural, commercial and leisure proposals to all the participants in the EXIN Masters World Cup”, ends Lloveras.