The Euro Cup is an annual 9-a-side competition that changes location each year. Female teams have competed in the Euro Cup since the inaugural match between Ireland and Italy at the 2010 Euro Cup in Milano. 2011 saw Ireland take on Switzerland in their first international match. During the 2012 Euro Cup Ireland competed against a combined European Crusaders team made up of players from England, France and Scotland.
During the 2013 Axios Euro Cup, Crusaders defeated France 45-26. Women Crusaders came from all over Europe, with players from Switzerland, Italy, Iceland, UK and France. It was the first time that the French national team was playing an international game.
The next Axios Euro Cup will be held in London in October 2014. European womens’ teams are invited to attend the competition.
The International Cup is played on a 3 year rotation in Australia and includes teams from all across the world. So far Ireland are the only team from Europe to attend and are also the current holders of the title having beaten USA in the 2011 edition.
In 2014, Ireland and the European Crusaders will play in the competition. There are still a few spots available in the European Crusaders team. Please get in touch with Gaelle (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested and think you are eligible to play.
International fixtures can be arranged throughout the season and linked with partner men’s tournaments.