2018 Men's Hockey Series
Men's Hockey Open Series 2018
The Gibraltar men’s squad for the Hockey Series Open in Lousada has been announced. Gibraltar will be competing in Portugal on 4-9 September against Turkey; Portugal; Scotland; Russia; and Belarus with the top two progressing to the next stage – the Hockey Series Finals.
The Gibraltar men’s squad is on an upward curve over the last couple of years. They have been working on core principals like rest and recover to aid their game working with Grahame Mansell-Grace on strategy to enahnce the on field play.
Now the sqaud will be leaving the rock, heading to Lousada in Portugal for their first major tournament in over 12months.
Open to all countries not in the Hockey Pro League, the Hockey Series gives developing hockey-playing nations the opportunity to test themselves against some of the world’s best, on the road to hockey’s flagship events.
The Hockey Series is composed of two rounds, played over two years preceding either an Olympic Games or Hockey World Cup.
From all teams competing in this round, a minimum of 15 teams will qualify for one of three separate Hockey Series Finals.
Gibraltar will face some tough opposition whilst in Lousada. They play Scotland, who are the highest ranked team competing in Lousada at 22 in the world, closely followed by Russia (23); then Belarus (35); Portugal (36); Turkey (44); Gibraltar currently stand at 66th.
Nathan Stagno MBE
|Squad Number||Players Name||Position|
|5||Carl Ramagge (C)||Midfield|
|11||Karl Lima (C)||Forward|