Stirling selected to host Euro Cup 2020
AFL Europe can today confirm the date and location for one of the feature events on the 2020 European football calendar, with the 9-a-side Euro Cup to be held in conjunction with AFL Scotland in the city of Stirling, Scotland.
Following on from the 2019 Euro Cup’s success as a summer tournament, the 2020 Euro Cup will be held on the 6th of June meaning participants can enjoy warmer weather and longer daylight hours in the gateway to the Scottish Highlands.
President of AFL Scotland, David Baldie, said he was excited to introduce Australian Football to Stirling, which currently does not have it’s own club.
“We can’t wait to bring footy to the locals of Stirling and introduce them to both the sport itself and the AFL Europe community. This could be exactly what we need to get a new AFL Scotland club up and running in the area!”
“Alongside AFL Europe we’re aiming to put on a great event and ensure everyone has the best experience possible. In what is sure to be an exciting year, we look forward to hosting not only some great games of footy, but also giving everyone a flavour of what Scotland has to offer.”
AFL Europe Events Manager, Lily Beck, said she was thrilled to announce AFL Scotland as the host nation for the tournament.
“We’re excited to see how David and his team take on our premier event next year, especially given their strong history of hosting their successful community event The Haggis Cup each year. The Stirling County Rugby Club is a fantastic venue for this tournament and we know our teams will be thrilled with the overall player experience that Stirling offers as a host city.”
“I’d like to thank AFL Scotland for their commitment to the growth of the game in Europe and also to the development of the Euro Cup event itself. We are very excited to work alongside them to make it a great success and are looking forward to seeing our national teams attending this special event.”
Euro Cup 2020
9-a-side International Tournament
Saturday 6th June