GHC Inmaculada 2018 Tour
Well done to your player for having been selected for this year's tour to one of Europe's top youth tournaments.
This December will be the eighth time GHC participate in this annual youth hockey tournament hosted by the Club de Polo de Barcelona. Officially known as the Torneo Internacional de la Inmaculada "Marga Monegal," this is the tournament’s 32nd year and has over the years attracted the top clubs in Spain and many from across Europe.
In the past we have seen teams from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Russia, and Ireland to name a few. About eighty teams will be participating across three age groups of boys and girls and the Polo Club are looking forward to welcoming hundreds of players again this year. Click here for the Club de Polo de Barcelona Tournament Inmaculada website.
The Polo Club has produced 49 Spanish Olympic players and their top Ladies' and Men’s teams compete in Spain’s premier league. In the past they have hosted the Hockey World Championships and the Olympic Qualifiers. The Polo Club also host one of Europe’s well known top club tournaments every year in January, the 'Kings Hockey' or Hockey Reyes.
The Inmaculada is the youth version of the Reyes tournament, which has been running for 71 years. The Inmaculada is named for the public holiday (6 December) which gives the Friday off for the whole of Spain as well as for Marga Monegal, a past leader of Polo Juniors.
This year the U15s Boys and Girls teams have been moved to the Adult section of the tournament which is played in January. GHC are participating in the Inmaculada with 3 teams - Under 13 Boys, Under 1 Girls and Under 11 Boys. The tournament starts at 9am on Friday 7 December and finishes at 3pm on Sunday 9 December. Our first matches will not be before 11.30am on Friday.
GHC's objectives for the tour are to challenge our top teams and players at this half-way point of the season, get teams ready for important end of season tournaments, and give the players the experience of being on international tour with their team. Our main tour arrangements are for the teams to travel together on Friday morning 7 December, returning Sunday 9 December.
Each team travels with a GHC coach and three GHC Officers (DBS checked helpers). Overall we are 31 players and at least 15 adults.
Tour Details and Forms
To comply with EH safeguarding, we need a consent form for each player that includes medical and conatct information.
We also need some details from coaches, official helpers and accompnaying parents who will be on tour.
Please find below the forms that need to be filled.
Your Team Manager will have communicated costs to you directly. Please check with them on what and whom to pay.
Full information about last year's tour is in the pdf link here (current tour information being updated):
GHC Barcelona Tour 2017 Information PDF
We will likely only know the match schedule a week before the tournament.
Form 1: Players
Parents, you need to complete this online form and give consent for your Player. Please have your child's passport and EHIC to hand. And please, please, please be careful when inputting details and in particular use the requested format for dates.
Click here for Form 1: Players
Form 2: Coaches and DBS Checked Helpers
If you are a team coach or DBS checked official helper, please complete this form.
Coaches and helpers who need to compete Form 2:
- GU12 - Wilcockson, Walsh, Becker, Brown, Wates, Taylor, Ingham, Surtees
- BU12 - Lake,
- BU14 - Rees,
Click here for Form 2: Coaches and DBS Checked Helpers on pre-paid flights
Form 3: Accompanying Parents
If you are not part of our coaches/parents/helpers but are planning on coming along on the tour, please add yourselves to our database. This will help with communications and meal and transfer arrangements.
Please complete a form for each individual
Names so far:
Click here for Form 3: Accompanying Parents