EAST GRINSTEAD, August 21 - The top-level European men's club hockey competition, the Euro Hockey League (EHL), is coming to Britain for the first time.
Sussex club East Grinstead will host round 1.2 of the competition from October 26-28, 2012. Vsiting clubs include Reading, Glynhill Hotel Kelburne (SCO) and Lisnagarvey (IRE). Round 1.1, featuring Beeston, will take place in Barcelona from October 12-14
In round one of the EHL 24 clubs will play in 8 pools of 3, at two venues The clubs finishing first and second in each pool will progress to round two (KO16).
Hosts East Grinstead have been drawn in Pool D, England champions Reading are in Pool B and Beeston in Pool A. Scotland's Grange HC and Glynhill Hotel Kelburne feature in Pool C and H respectively. Ticketing details will be released soon.