It is a great satisfaction for our Club to host the Grand Master World Cup of Hockey. We face this challenge with great responsibility and with the illusion that characterizes us, in the desire that the numerous participants enjoy a successful competition as well as the hospitality of the members of our Club.
The Real Club de Polo de Barcelona has a long tradition in the practice and promotion of Hockey, which is an indisputable part of its DNA. In 1916 our Club was the first Spanish Hockey Champion and in 1957 it was the winner of the first National League. In our 120 years of history, the titles and the organization of national and international competitions have taken place, highlighting the first Hockey World Cup in 1971, various European Cups of Clubs, the Intercontinental Cup and the 1996 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
And as a traditional event, with a long continuity, I would like to highlight the International Kings Hockey Tournament “Hockey Reyes”, which this year has completed 70 editions and has always been an example of sportsmanship and friendship.
Our hockey school beats with strength and, in addition to competing in all its categories, it organizes the International Tournament of the Inmaculada, which gathers each year in our fields to 1200 boys and girls from different countries, including the category of Hockey Plus or Special Hockey.
The Real Club de Polo de Barcelona is proud to have the opportunity to host the Grand Master World Cup of Hockey, a wonderful event that keeps veterans from +60 on in the world competition. Without a doubt a great initiative. Our thanks to the WGMA Committee for their trust and to our sponsors and institutions for their support to carry out this important competition.
We wish the participants and their families a great experience and that when they leave, they will have won, at least, many new friends.
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Real Club de Polo de Barcelona