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Spanish national wheelchair hockey team trains in Madrid in prep for European Championships

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With the ICEWH 4th European Championship scheduled to take place in Alcobendas, Madrid in July, the Spanish national powerchair hockey team spent the last part of the holidays in Alcobendas training for the competition.  It got underway on Saturday and concludes this afternoon. The camp was part of a selection process for the national team squad.


National team coach María José López Pozuelo work with players on tactics, technical exercises and improving the flow of play to get the ball in the goal.  Among the drills done at camp were ones that featured one player blind folded working a passing drill with a non-blind folded teammate.

As of December 2015, the Spanish team ranks tenth in the world.  In Europe, they are behind the Netherlands who are ranked first, Belgium who are ranked second, Finland who are ranked third, Denmark who are ranked fourth, Germany who are ranked fifth, Switzerland who are ranked sixth, Italy who are ranked seventh and Slovenia who are ranked ninth. The only European side they are ranked higher than is the Czech Republic.


TRAILER SELECCION ESPAÑOLA HSRELa Selección Española de HSRE se prepara para el Campeonato Europeo que se celebrara en Alcobendas en Julio del 2016……..suerte campeones.

Posted by Hockey en Silla de Ruedas Eléctrica Madrid – Club Patín Alcobendas on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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