Men’s European Club Update - September 29
While Great Britain’s women are about to launch their Hungarian national league campaign, the men are preparing for the upcoming season at clubs around Europe.
Scott Carpenter and Rob Parker’s seasons began in earnest last weekend as they competed in the first qualifying round of the LEN Euro League for Spanish club CN Terrassa.
Terrassa faced a tough qualifying group with three national league champions in the form of Germany’s Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 Berlin, Slovakia’s C.H. Hornets Kosice and Turkey’s Galatasaray Istanbul.
A slow start proved costly against group hosts Kosice with the Slovakian side eventually winning 11 – 8.
Group favourites Spandau Berlin then edged out Terrassa 11 – 7 before the Spanish side won their final game 10 – 8 against Galatasaray to finish third in the group and progress to the second qualifying round of the LEN Trophy.
British duo Sean King and Jack Waller will also feature in the LEN Trophy this season with German outfit SV Weiden.
The pair impressed last weekend, helping Weiden stay unbeaten en route to victory in their pre-season tournament the ERGO Cup.