The GB supporters have arrived in force at Essen to support our 4 teams at the European champs this summer…we have brought the good weather for them and a lot of union flags and pizza!
Our teams are accommodated at two sites….one in a hotel in the town and one in a sort of scout hut by the lake!! You always know it will be an interesting GB supporters trip when you pack torches, a drum and a pair of curtains!! But some of the GB men had no curtains at the scout hut so we had to rally to the call…..hoping they all get a good nights sleep tonight….
The opening Ceremony saw a lot of translated German speeches, the local gym club jigging about to “Frozen” and some Oscar Pistorious look alikes bouncing into some big aerials very close to the waters edge! The fireworks were excellent and all have gone to bed very happy but anxious for tomorrow…..
First up will be the men playing at 9.00 am local time against Russia ; Women under 21 s play at 10.10 against Germany; The women play The Czech Republic at 10.40 and the first Men’s U21 game is at 13.20 against Lithuania.
All matches should appear on the live TV stream….. www.canoepolo-ec.com/live-stream
Timetable of matches and results can be found at www.canoepolo-ec.com/schedule
More news tomorrow
the supporters crew x