Dear member federations
As written in the Minutes of the EUF General Assembly the GA assigned Luca Miglioretto from the Swiss federation the task to check the possibility to have a preparation tournament for national teams in 2016, with the chance to identify a fix weekend also for the years after.
Luca interviewed many national team Coaches and came to the conclusion that the long weekend May 14-16 is the one that fits most for a common preparation tournament for 2016.
The EUF Board is of the opinion that having a fix event per year where national teams can play and experiment with new players and setups will make European national teams much more competitive without impacting the plans and the tournament calendar of clubs.
The organizers of skyline cup and EUCF2014 are able to host a large tournament in 2016 in Frankfurt (GER), that respects the EUF games and fields requirements.
We encourage national teams to participate this event in 2016.
We want to make clear though that it is completely up to every federation to decide how to plan the season of their national teams and whether rather to apply for a spot at large invitation tournament, whether to use this long weekend for training camps, or whether to register for this "national teams only" event.
Thanks a lot to Luca for the great work!
We hope that you will also like this idea of fix national teams preparation events and that the one in 2016 will be the first of a long successful series.
In any case we plan to collect feedback whether the period, the format and the location fit the majority and which adjustments should be made for the further years.
Grazie e ciao