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European Touch - Senior Cup 2021

Hi fellow XXX Amsterdam Touch Members,

Last weekend was the European Touch Senior Cup 2021, held in Coimbra, Portugal. XXX had a strong showing with x12 team members playing across two teams plus a ref/ organiser.

For those who haven’t heard of Coimbra, it served as the capital of Portugal from 1139 to 1385; it’s 20 degrees warmer and sunnier than Amsterdam and is home to one of the world’s oldest universities (it’s a must-see).

The 3-day tournament featured teams in age categories from Womens 27s all the way to Mens 45s. Special mention to Barbs, who organised the whole tournament, she was well and truly a crowd favourite.

Masayo and Marriette played for the Euro stars in the Womens 27s After 3 hard days of play, they ended in the 5th and 6th place playoff. Mariette had a strong final game with several strong drives that sent the opposition backpedalling. Coach Masayo put on a clinic, pulling the strings from the middle.