For the 4th time Red Rhinos Lacrosse Club from Belgium hosts the Rhino Cup, an international tournament well known in Europe and a great event that deserves a closer look. Earlier I wrote Ronny Artois, one of the organizers and asked him about some features we can expect. But read for yourself:
What makes the Rhino Cup different from other European Tournaments?
We wanted to have a tournament that is slightly different than other tournaments.
- First of all we allow one female and/or male team from each country. So the teams who come to our tournament have the security they will play against other nations. This also elevates the level of the tournament.
- Second we wanted that the teams who come to our tournament don’t have to worry about anything. Everything is taken care off. The tournament fee includes accommodation with a bed, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, Lunch on Saturday and Sunday, Dinner on Saturday (always a Belgian specialty), a professional first aid post, a bus transfer between the venues and the accommodation center, shuttle bus between the train station and the accommodation center, sports bar on Friday and new for this year is our physio tent at the tournament venue.
So you can say that for a players fee of 65 euro you get a VIP treatment.
Some impressions of last year’s edition:
Tell us a little bit more about this year’s edition:
We host this tournament for the 4th time. It has grown from 5 teams in 2009 to 13 teams in 2012. But for practical and playing schedule reasons we set the number of teams to 12 for this year.
For this year all team places are filled. The invited teams are Tilburg Titanides, Iberians, International Pickup Ladies team and our own Red Rhinos Ladies for the women teams and Lille Spartiates, Manchester Lacrosse, Iberians, Tilburg Titans, Area51, Kumpelz Lacrosse, Bulgarian Kahns and Red Rhinos as men teams.
Here is a nice promotion video about the Rhino Cup 2013:
We hope we can get more of that great video footage from the actual tournament and will keep you informed about the Rhino Cup 2013
For more information visit the RED RHINOS www.redrhinos.be
The schedule for the tournament is set as followed:
Welcome moment: Friday 27 september at 8:00 p.m.
Games Begin: Saturday 28 september, in the morning
Games End: Sunday 29 september in the afternoon
Field: Full-field, grass
Format: round robin 2×20 minutes, final is 4×20 minutes Female final is 2x30minutes.
Team Size: max. 16 players – min.12