The EHF have confirmed that with German teams finishing as runners-up in the top division women’s EuroHockey Club Cup (EHCC) and winning the second division EuroHockey Club Trophy (EHCT), that Germany have overtaken England in the coefficient rankings table used to decide the number of teams in each competition.
UHC Hamburg lost 2-1 to hosts Den Bosch in the EHCC final, whilst Münchner SC beat Club Campo De Madrid 1-0 in the final of the EHCT in Munich.
With the top two countries earning two places in the top flight and the third to sixth countries each entitled to one place each, Germany move up to second with England dropping to third.
Therefore Surbiton will be England’s representatives in the EHCC and Holcombe, Investec Women’s Hockey League Championship runners-up, and England’s second ranked team will compete in the EHCT.
In the men’s Euro Hockey League, England stay fifth and still have two teams, as Wimbledon would have needed to reach the final to give England any chance of restoring their three team quota. Wimbledon as England’s second ranked team will join the competition in Round 1, with Surbiton starting their campaign at the KO16 stage.
However, England have reduced the gap between themselves and fourth placed Spain, the top four countries entitled to three entries in the Euro Hockey League.
More information about the women’s competitions can be found at the EHF website here
More information about the Euro Hockey League can be found at the EHL website here