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Esztergon 2013

 

HUNGARIAN – SLOVAK EURO FESTIVAL


It was the nature that „caused“ that this EVRA Festival had been held in two neighbouring countries, Hungary and Slovakia. The immense flood begin June, just twenty days before the Festival start, dangered this prestigious European veteran rugby event. Some teams cancelled the “last minute” their participation, what caused further problems to the organisers.

But in only ten days with enormous efforts of Esztergomi Vitezek RFC, their members and friends the Club Sports Centre, situated only 50 meters from the river Danube, was ready to receive veterans from 12 European countries on June 20th 2013.

As only one Festival field remained unplayable the Organisers decided to “move” over the Danube Bridge to Sturovo (Slovakia) to the excellent soccer pitch where the Festival games had been played too.

Festival director Sandor Féher, Gabor Stiglmayer together with Péter Novak, both responsible for the Games Schedule, took care that the whole event ran smoothly and in real veteran rugby spirit.

Also Europe – EVRA Select XV team took part, this time with 40 players from 14 European countries.

Welcome Cocktail Drink was at the picturesque old Town Castle, while the Festival Farewell Dinner took place at the Club´s Sports Centre, with live music and plenty of beer.

Pleasant atmosphere, “interrupted” with Awarding ceremony, lasted until late in the night.

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