Beckett Alumni Hannah Norman and Janine Lesiak have been selected alongside student Elle Jones and community member Alex Clarke for the UK's Women's and Men's squads, respectively, at this August's European Championships in Italy.
Hannah, Janine and Elle will go on to represent the UK's Women's Squad in the tournament whilst Alex Clarke will prepare to represent Team UK in the Men's competition.
The European Championships will kick off on Wednesday 1 August 2018 and will see the event culminate on Sunday 5 August 2018.
MASSIVE congratulations to some of our club players for getting into the UK women’s and men’s squad for the European Championships in Italy this August 💪🏻 (L-R: Hannah Norman, Janine Lesiak, Elle Jones, Alex Clarke) go do us proud 🇬🇧🤾🏻♂️ #bebeckett #carnegiesport pic.twitter.com/Xbfi3J6LdR— Leeds Tchoukball (@LeedsTchoukball) February 13, 2018
History of the European Championships
The European Championships take place every two years, with the last event held in Jicin, Czech Republic in 2016.
In the last two European Championships, Austria have impressed in the Men's tournament, winning back to back titles in 2014 and again in 2016 whilst Switzerland have absolutely dominated the Championships since the tournament's inception in 2003 - having never lost a European Championship in its now 15 year history.
Team United Kingdom will be looking to recapture old glory in the Men's Championships, having won the event once in 2006 whilst the Women's team will be looking to knock the Swiss off of their perch in August's Championships.
Best of luck to our Beckett representatives and Team UK for this August's European Championships