Bury looking for glory in European competition

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Bury St Edmunds Tchoukball Club will be looking forward to participating in their first European club competition this weekend.

After winning last season’s Tchoukball UK National League Championship, they qualified for the event and are being tagged as one of the favourites.

Bury are one of three UK representatives, alongside Leeds Galaxy and Guildford Inferno, at the competition that is to be held at Leeds Met University.

It will be the first time the event is held in the UK and Bury will come up against teams from Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany.

The club will take 10 players, in a squad that provides a perfect blend of talent and experience, and club chairman Mike Harman is relishing the challenge.

“This is a huge opportunity for the club,” said Harman. “We go in hoping for a top three finish, and the draw for the competition has been kind to us.

“We have made two quality signings from Portsmouth University, who add a great deal of strength and depth to our squad, which can only go on to improve our changes.

“This is going to be a difficult tournament for us, not just because of who we are facing but because of what is being asked of us.”

The challenge will be tough for the Bury side, but it provides them with an opportunity to win and they will be aiming for victory.

Bury’s first game will take place at 9am on Saturday.