24th September 2015, Brussels; The EHF is delighted to announce the venues for the 2016 Youth Championships for Under 18 and Under 16.

First up are the EuroHockey5s – Future Heroes Cups. Trialled during the Mediterranean Cup in 2015, the Hockey5s joint events will take place from 5th-10th July 2016. All venues will be joint boys and girls events.

The venues are Prague (CZE), Walcz (POL) and Vilnius (LTU)

For a full line up of the venues and teams – click here

In the Under 18 events, hosted from 17th – 30th July 2016, again these venues will host joint gender events. At the Championships in Cork, 2 nearby venues will be used (10 minutes apart), whilst in Glasgow the National Hockey Centre will be used and at Antalya-Belek in Turkey the new venue will host the Championship III. 

For a full line up of the venues and teams – click here

Marijke Fleuren, President of the EHF said “We were very pleased with the success of the EuroHockey5s trial at the Mediterranean Cup this year. Thanks to the Malta Hockey Association and the EHF Youth Panel the event had all the passion, excitement that we had expected from this event. It was also clear that having joint gender events builds a real sense of ‘event’ for the athletes. Teams support eachother and a healthy rivalry that you would expect at all sports events is created! We are really excited that all of our Youth events in 2016, both Under 16 and Under 18 are joint gender events. There is no doubt that the athletes, the future heroes of our sport will take home memories both on and off the field. The events themselves will be bigger, bolder and packed with some noisy fans! 2016 is The Year of the Youth in Europe and I am very excited about that and the impact that these events will have to inspire the next generation of hockey players and fans!”

Take a look at the Video of the Hockey5 event in 2015 in Malta:

 

Pictured: The winning teams at the 2015 Under 18 EuroHockey Championships