Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup’s schedule poses a challenge for the Germans
Dragflick Newsdesk : The positive news that the Junior Women’s World Cup, postponed in December due to the spread of the Omicron variant, will now be held in South Africa was received with mixed feelings at the DHB.
The date from April 3rd to 16th is absolutely unfavorable for German and European club hockey.
Both the women’s Euro Hockey League over Easter, with the German representative Düsseldorfer HC, and three match days of the 1st Bundesliga are parallel to the new time slot for the U21 World Cup set by the FIH.
“We are aware that the new dates are a challenge for some nations – especially because of Ramadan and the European club calendar – but it was important for the FIH to support the athletes’ desire to play in any case. We are looking forward to a great event with the young female hockey stars “, said FIH managing director Thierry Weil.
DHB Sports Director Dr. Christoph Menke-Salz:
“Of course we are pleased that the Junior World Championships will take place after all. But the scheduling poses very big challenges with regard to the European and German league game traffic. We will coordinate this very closely with the clubs and the hockey league. “