Posted by Rob Short at 10:11 on 5 November 2014
The university city of Leuven in Belgium plays host to the 2015 edition of the newly formatted European Mixed Team Championships and while the finals themselves are still over three months away, 28 teams across Europe will bid to join the five already qualified teams in the new group staged qualification events that take place across Europe this coming weekend.
Players from Germany (reigning champions), Belgium (tournament hosts), Denmark, England & Russia (ranked 1, 2 & 3 in Europe) will have the luxury of sitting back and watching events unfold over the weekend as all 28 teams play in seven qualification groups with only the group winner eligible to join Europe’s elite in Leuven in February.
Wales have group 7 which is hosted by Poland and which includes the host country, along with Hungary and Finland. With Joe Morgan retiring and Sarah Thomas taking time out after the Commonwealth Games it rests with Carissa Turner, Jordan Hart and Aimee Moran to do battle for Wales. They will be joined by Dan Font, Oliver Gwilt and Nic Strange and supported by coach Matt Hughes and physio Hannah Williams.
The first match for Wales will be on Friday evening when they play the host Poland.
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We wish the Wales team every success.