Berlin Blitz Cologne Cup
June 16, 2015 @ 11:37 UTC
The German Championship continued in Cologne at the weekend, with Touch Berlin proving unbeatable and going on to take the Cologne Cup title for this year.
With Cologne's position near the border to Belgium and the Netherlands, the Cologne Cup also doubles as an event in the North Sea Touch Series and was the first event for the NSTS in 2015, adding some extra incentive to do well for respective teams.
Twelve (12) teams from Germany and the Benelux countries competed this year on the Jahnwiese in Cologne. Supporting the event were 13 full-time referees from Europe and the UK, with a number of full-time and player refs being successfully upgraded to their next badge level.
A special aspect of the Cologne Cup was the return of the Netwerk-Sportiv-Kids for the second year. This is part of a cooperation between Touch Colonia and NSK to develop youth Touch in the area. The kids put in a strong performance, scoring often against adult teams.Following Touch Berlin in 2nd Place was Celtic Warriors (Brussels) after a close fought 5:4 final. In third place was XXXAmsterdam.
Overall results were:
- Touch Berlin
- Celtic Warriors
- Amsterdam XXX
- Touch München
- Fluffy Dragons
- Touch Colonia
- Touch Frankfurt
- Touch Hamburg
- Brave Barbarians
Congratulations to Emily Lux from Touch Berlin and Maurizio Pedriale from Brave Barbarians (Brussels) on being awarded MVP.
The next round in both competitions continues on July 11th, with the German Championship again in Berlin at the Spree Cup and NSTS in Amsterdam.
Check out the 'Touch Rugby Colonia' Facebook page for more news in that local area.
* Thanks to Kate McRae for the update; and Theo of Rugbyfoto's for the pic! :-)