Grammarians head to Bratislava tomorrow where they will play in the Euro Hockey Challenge II tournament as from Friday.
The local side were preparing today in their last training session before departing.
They will play HC NSA Sofia (BUL), Slagelse HC (DEN) and Ardas Rudamina (LTU).
The team was today announced on their facebook page as:
Meet the Squad:
2 Gabriel Benatar
Don’t be fooled by the number, young Gabriel has proven to have an eye for goal in recent times. Always has a knack of being in the right place at the right time, this EuroChallenge has him coming in to it in great form
3 Angelo Santini
A tenacious midfielder/ winger. Never say die attitude combined with skill make him a valuable asset.
4 Jørgen Haveland
If there is such a thing as box to box midfielder in hockey then he is it. Incredible stamina and commitment to the cause, he has been known to come in with a few crunching tackles. Despite all this, he also has an eye for goal and can be very effective when used in forward positions too.
5 Carl Ramagge sponsored by Masbro Insurance
One of our longest serving players, wealth of experience and a very cool head. The younger players in particular will look for him during tough matches as he is always making himself available. Leads by example.
7 Kris Lacoste Luise sponsored by Loreto Convent
The latest in our line of small and skilful players, young Chris will be competing in his second Eurohockey Tournament. With tricks in his bag he can make things happen in forward positions.
8 Nicky Bourne sponsored by Gibraltar Business Centre, Urban Angels, Fine Design, BC Training Solutions, RAOB
Striker turned Centre-Back he has really come into his own in that position this season. Has vastly improved his fitness and has become a much more complete player.
10 Shane Ramagge sponsored by Sovereign Trust & Leisure Cinemas
Our Captain. Powerful player willing to give everything for the cause. Plays at the back but has the ability to burst forward and create dangerous situations. His distribution could be the key to unlocking defences. One of our main goal threats from set pieces too.
11 Karl Lima sponsored by Racs & Lima
Pure Class. Can play just about anywhere on the field. Playing mainly in the strikers role this season and his goals could be crucial to our chances of success in this tournament.
13 Joseph Borg
Tremendous shot stopper with amazing reflexes. On his day can seem unbeatable
15 Adrian Bado
The veteran of the team, our very own Ryan Giggs. He has more experience than most of the others put together. Still as versatile as he was back in the day, he can provide a wealth of calm and experience when most needed.
16 Dani Mckee
The warrior! If there is one man who is willing to bleed for the shirt then it’s Dani. A great guy who is always there to put in a tackle when needed, anyone who he marks is in for a very tough game!
17 Lee Ramagge
A great defender on 1 v 1 situations, also provides composure when he has the ball. Can play anywhere along the back 4 and if you ask him he’ll tell you even a bit further forward too! 100% commitment guaranteed.
19 Ryan Gabay sponsored by Redwood
One of our young guns, he has the ability to play anywhere on the field, whether it’s at the back or upfront, he can provide extreme composure even at such a young age. A joy to work with
21 George Shacaluga sponsored by Restsso
Experienced defender with a cannon of a hit can quickly turn defence into attack. Will be key at set plays.
23 Nicholas Pilcher
Another young gun, his composure on the ball for someone so young is just unreal. Keeps improving and his the potential to be a future star!
24 Andrew Galea
A calm and composed defender with a great attitude makes him a pleasure to work with. Strong tackle and good distribution mean he will be a key part of the defence in the near future
25 Joe Caetano
Our youngest player, Joe, is full of tricks and skills. Even at such a young age he has shown he has what it takes to mix it at this level and has earned his place in the squad. Could be the surprise package of the tournament!
Team Manager Nigel Acris Sponsored by Ocean Medical Clinic
Also traveling club Life President Albert Ramagge
As always thanks to our two main sponsors Restsso and Masbro Insurance & Omega Pharmacy for donating the first aid kit. Thanks to those individuals who have donated too and requested not to be named