Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Brighter Future in Angolan Roller Hockey

Infrastructure to built will benefice 3000 young in several sports
Some weeks ago Rolling Together reported about Campeonato Unificado (Unified Championship began in Angola). Was referred in the article the exaggerated concentration of teams in Luanda, missing teams from another regions...

Although according to recent news from "Jornal Angola", the things are changing and new rinks are starting to be built in other cities, like Lobito and Huambo.
Both of them born from a partnership between local clubs Sporting Clube do Lobito, JGM do Huambo and the Portuguese Sporting Clube Portugal (one of the main clubs in Portugal, actually in 2nd Division).
Sporting Clube Moçâmedes in 1956 (source:Memórias Desportivas)

For example JGM has until now 48 young registered to be part of a team to compete in several National Championships or particular matches.
Sporting Clube Portugal had a lot of "brother clubs" in Angola, before the "25th April" (Revolution in Portugal that finished with colonial territories) playing roller hockey. Due to the revolution and the civil war almost all of them finished Roller Hockey sections. Nowadays just Benfica de Luanda has a team.Thus should be good if other brother teams of Sporting, SL Benfica and FC Porto could support this kind of initiatives in other parts of Angola, to turn Roller Hockey a Real National Sport!!!

These are great news for Angolan Roller Hockey, proving once again all the efforts that the country is doing to be a power, 2 years before the A World Cup to be host in Luanda.
Once again Rolling Together wishes that all this initiatives could start with kids and young, to finish finally in Seniors. Of course girls and women's shouldn't be forgotten.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

21st South American Club Championship

The skates don't stop in South America. After Women's Copa America, now it's time to start the main Clubs Competition, the South American Clubs Championship. Once again Sertãozinho will be the American Capital of our Sport. Organized by CBHP ("Confederação Brasileira de Hóquei e Patinação") and Sertãozinho Hóquei Club, this competition will start from tomorrow 21st until 25th of November.

Are confirmed 7 clubs from 3 different countries, and one invited National team, divided in two Groups (classification updated daily):

Grupo A
Olimpia Patin Club (Argentina) 9 pts
Huracán (Argentina) 6 pts

Grupo B
Unión Vecinal Trinidad (Argentina) 6 pts
Sport Clube do Recife (Brazil) 6 pts
Miguel Leon Prado (Chile) 4 pts
      The schedule of 21/11/2011 is:
      • 18:30 Português do Recife 4-2 Angola
      • 20:00 Unión Vecinal de Trinidad 3-6 Miguel León Prado
      • 21:30 Open Ceremony
      • 22:00. HC Sertãozinho 6-7 Sport Recife
      2nd Day Tuesday - 22/11/2011
      • 17h00       Sport Recife 6-2 Leon Prado
      • 18h30       Seleção Angola 2-4 Olímpia
      • 20h30       Sertãozinho 1-10 UVT
      • 21h30       Português do Recife (BRA)  2-3 Hurracan
      3th Day Tuesday - 23/11/2011
      • 10h00 Olimpia 3-2 Huracan
      • 18h00 Olimpia 6-0 Português do Recife
      • 19h30 UVT 10-4  Sport Recife
      • 21h00 Sertãozinho 3-3 Leon Prado
      • 22h30 Huracan 3-2 Angola 
      4th Day Tuesday - 24/11/2011
       Matches for 5th to 8th place
      • 17:00 Miguel León Prado 1-2 Angola 
      • 20:00 Português do Recife 3-4 Sertãozinho
      • 18:30 Unión Vecinal Trinidad 4-5 Huracán
      • 21:30 Olimpia 13-2 Sport Recife

       5th Day Tuesday - 24/11/2011 Match for 7th/8th place
      • 17:00 Miguel León Prado 9-8 Português do Recife

       Match for 5th/6th place
      • 18:30  Sertãozinho 5-2 Angola
       Match for 3rd/4th place
      • 20:00 Unión Vecinal Trinidad 4-5 Sport Recife

      Huracan yesterday was the King in Sertãozinho (from hóqueibrasil)
       Match for 1st/2nd place

      • 21:30 Olimpia 1-2 Huracan
      Huracan is South American Championship for the first time!! It's an excellent news for Roller Hockey in Buenos Aires, and a signal that it is possible to win the San Juan teams.

            Roller Hockey World Starts like Mariano Velasquez and Alan Karan are confirmed.

            For the first time all matches will be transmited by WEBTV in tvexcelsiorstz.

            Watch live video from tvexcelsiorstz on 
            Also Radio will transmit some matches of the Championship (at least Sertãozinho Hóquei Clube Matches.

            Ranking (source: Wikipedia)

            The winner of last year was Olimpia Patin Club, defeating in the final Universidade Catolica from Chile.
            On left you can see the ranking of clubs with more titles.
            Who will be next to fill the History of Roller Hockey???
            Follow all the competition in the following websites and facebook pages:

            To finish Rolling Together doesn't forget Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico and USA. We hope next year teams from al these countries could be present!!

              Tuesday, November 15, 2011

              Bet in EuroStick and Win a Trip to the Final 8 of European League

              It's real, and an excellent news for all Roller Hockey Lovers!
              A new contest about Roller Hockey was born last days, EuroStick.
              For the first time ever a Contest put together all fans of Roller Hockey. Designed by the webmaster of, Pedro Alves, Eurostick is a partnership between almost all European Roller Hockey Websites: (pt), (pt), (pt), (cat), (it) and (ger,swi,aut) (more websites are expected to promote it).
              The contest is being sponsored by CERH, that will award the final Winner (from an european capital city, on low-cost) with a Flight to the place where European League Final-8 competition will take place and 2 TICKETS for all 3 days of the competition, CERH offer (prize still not confirmed, and only possíble if CERH agrees).

              The game is very simple, WITH NO VALUES IN MONEY WHAT SO EVER, for the player (participant)  and has a simple genesis, bet in the total score of European League and CERS Cup matches.

              All the rules are present on the website:

              What are you waiting for?? Don't miss this opportunity to bet for Roller Hockey and for FREE with an AMAZING FINAL PRIZE!!!

              Sunday, November 13, 2011

              Valkenswaardse RC is Dutch Champion for the 7th time

              The Stars of the 7th Title (
              In last 7th November Valkenswaardse RC had confirmed it power in Dutch Roller Hockey winning the 50th Edition of the Championship at home.
              The results of the weekend confirm it supremacy in Netherlands:
              EHRC Marathon 4-25 Valkenswaardse RC
              Valkenswaardse RC 19-2 RC de Lichtstad

              Also taking a look to the classification, we can observe that in all League Valkenswaardse RC didn't lost any point against the other teams.
              Final Classification (

              Valkenswaardse RC continues in the fourth place of the teams with more trophies in Dutch League. The first place continues to be occupied by RC de Lichstad with 10 titles (all info in wikipedia).

              Unhappily any team of Netherlands will take part of European Competitions this year. Rolling Together would like to suggest a changing in the dates of this championship to allow the participation of Dutch teams in CERH competitions, because is the last championship in Europe to finish this year.
              As we know Valkenswaardse RC is taking part of German Championship and until now the results are not so bad as probably some roller hockey fans were expecting. This can be a signal that the level is not so different to other countries in Europe and next year Valkenswaardse RC could take place in European Competition.

              New rink in Netherlands??

              Old Rink of Valkenswaard
              Rolling Together was surprised by the following news these days:
              "Sportshall 17th edition EVRICup 2012 Valkenswaard outdate

              Valkenswaard - The sportshall where the club Valkenswaardse Roller Club (V.R.C.) operates with rollerhockey and figure skating is quite outdated. And this sportshall, De Dennenberg, will most probably have closed in 2013. An alternative is not there yet. Marty van den Brand, president of the Technical Committee of the rollerhockey section, says that the floor is a big problem. Van den Brand : "We still hope that we can stay here in this part of Valkenswaard and hope that the community of Valkenswaard understands that. With a good boost, we are on our way." Until then V.R.C. is still in an old sportshall. Chairman of the Club V.R.C., Marc Schoonderwoert, the municipality of Valkenswaard has already proposed to renovate the sportshall. "In the short term, we do need support of the municipality," he says. V.R.C. is still in consultation with the municipality of Valkenswaard for a better sportshall."

              Also this problem was reported by Dutch TV. See in the link.

              2011-11-12 IGR Remscheid - Valkenswaardse RC (For the German Bundesliga)

              Rolling Together wish a happy end to this story, a construction of a new Rink with modern floor and appropriated to receive Roller Hockey Competitions.

              Sunday, November 6, 2011

              Copa America starts tomorrow in Sertãozinho, Brazil

              One more International competition is starting soon, and once again played by Women. After CERH Women's Euro Cup, conquered by Spain, now it's time to decide the American title. From 7th to 12th November, will be disputed in Sertãozinho, Brazil, the 3rd Copa America. After the biggest Copa America edition in 2010, played in Vic, Catalonia, where both sex's were present, again Women's tournament will be separated.             Five teams are expected to compete:
              • Brazil
              • Chile
              • Uruguay
              • Catalonia
              • South Africa
              It could be difficult to understand somethings about this competition. First of all why Argentina, the actual Champion of this competition, it's not present?? Simple answer said by CAP (Argentinian Roller Sports Confederation), this year all money is concentrated in Men's national teams support. It's good to remember that Argentina was present in their own territory, for the Pan American Games.
              Other two national teams which will not be presents, and usually are part of this competition are Colombia and USA. Unhappily both of them federation recognize the lack of funds to support the participation in this competition.
              Finally other two doubts that all readers of this article can have. Why two non American national teams are presenting? As the title of the tournament indicates it's an Open tournament, so all countries invited by CSP (South American Roller Sports Confederation), can play the tournament.
              The last question it would be, why a region that is not a country, like Catalonia is playing?? As mentioned in Rolling Together in several countries, Catalonia is the main region in Spain where Roller Hockey is played with a lot of teams. As some of you know, they keep a big strike to have the right to participate in sport international competitions with official national teams. CSP understood their opinion and made Catalonia part of their membership list.

              Returning to details of the competition the matches will be:

              With this tournament all national teams present, and also Brazilian Organization, are preparing the 2012 FIRS Women's World Cup, which take place next year also in Sertãozinho, Brazil.
              For Brazil this is a great opportunity to put again, Women's rolling on the right way, after the 2006 crisis...

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              Report about the Tournament

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              Friday, November 4, 2011

              European Continental Cup ?

              By Fernando Castro
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              Pelo Hóquei em Patins

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              Very unfortunate news for roller hockey:

              As diffused by several websites, the team of HC Liceo should miss the game of tomorrow in Viana do Castelo, against SL Benfica.

              A "legal" dispute on the interpretation of the cup regulation between club HC Liceo and the organizing body CERH is on the basis of this unattended decision by HC Liceo.

              SL Benfica assures that the team will be in Viana to dispute the game.

              If the game is not played, because of HC Liceo missing it, this will be the first time in rink-hockey history that one of the top european competitions is not played by missing of one team.

              The game will be transmitted in direct by Portuguese TV RTP2, as well as for all world by internet sports channel Plurisports.

              If the game is not to be played, beside the probable economic losses for organizers, this will represent a strong back move in media diffusion of rink-hockey at worldwide level. Probably with very bad impact on the sponsoring of the sport, because of the evident loss of credibility this unfortunate accident will have upon companies and public opinion.

              One more sad moment for our Sport
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              Thursday, November 3, 2011

              Macau a strange case, and Asia the asleep Continent

              Since the beginning of Roller Hockey activity that Asia is one of the worst continents concerning it.
              There are a lot of reasons for this situation:
              • CARS (Confederation Asia of Roller Sports), presided by Mr. Sheng Zhiguo, doesn't promote and develop roller hockey.
              • CIRH doesn't promote the rising of an Asian Roller Hockey Confederation like happens in Africa and Europe, which would have a main role in our sport.
              • Inline hockey is getting day by day much important, taking Roller Hockey to a second plan
              • Few countries play Roller Hockey, for example in last Asia Cup, only Macau, India, Taiwan and Japan were present (China, North Korea, South Korea, Pakistan, Hong Kong had been played roller hockey years ago).
              • Asian Cup is the unique international competition in Asia-there's any competition between clubs.
               For example it's not decided yet the location of 2012 Asia Roller Sports Cup. "Hoje Macau" talks about China, but there's any confirmation, just some months before the competition, reveling all disorganization of CARS.

              Casa de Portugal A in 2005 with 13 players (Where are them?)
              Taking a brief look on Roller Hockey history, it's possible to observe that Macau has dominate the sport until today:
              • Asian Champion for 8th times
              • Unique Asian country to dispute FIRS World Cup
              • Unique Asian country to play Nations Cup in Montreux
              Unhappily the situation seems to change forever, due to many facts. The president of Associação de Patinagem de Macau (Roller Sports Macau Association), António Aguiar, and their players accuse Macau Government to not build a new Roller Hockey rink, where could be possible to practice our sport. The unexistance of rink to play stopped the Macau Championship and the school bases program in Casa de Portugal (2005 and 2006 was the last time reported) wasn't reported any more.
              Casa de Portugal A in 2006 with 11 players
              The National Championship, was played usually for three teams connected to Portugal:
              According to "Hoje Macau" Dom Bosco, the same rink that doensn't have conditions to practice roller hockey, received in last days of October the Inline Hockey Championship!!!!
              Worst than that are the teams playing it... the same that played roller hockey until some years ago. All this situation is quite curious and revels that some people is lying. Seems that soon Roller Hockey will be substituted by Inline Hockey, forgetting all cultural connexion between Portugal and Macau, where inline hockey is not included.
              Like happens in a lot of things in Macau, the Region doesn't resist to China invasion, and forget all it ancients.

              Macau team in FIRS B World Cup 2011 in Dornbirn, Austria
              Some months ago other newspaper from Macau, "Ponto Final" reported the opinion of Antonio Aguiar (APM president) concerning the actual presidence of CIRH, by Mr. Harro Strucksberg. He said that there were some movements to take off Mr. Harro, and he was a possible name to manage CIRH.

              Rolling Together just has the doubt... How a man that is not able to manage roller hockey in his own region wants and thinks will be able to coordinate roller hockey all over the world???

              Source of News:

              Tuesday, November 1, 2011

              Spanish Federation an example in Roller Hockey Management

              Spanish Federation Logo (RFEP)
              One of the big problems in Roller Hockey is their organization inside National Federations. Here in Rolling Together we like to present the best examples to follow in our Sport.
              Concerning National Federations almost all Roller Hockey fans agree that the Spanish is the best one at this moment, and to prove it, are all the titles conquered in 2011: 
              1. CERH European Roller Hockey World Cup U-17  
              2. FIRS Roller Hockey World Cup U-20 
              3. FIRS Roller Hockey World Cup 
              4. CERH European Women's Roller Hockey Cup
              Spain has won all the possible titles in 2011!!!

              Thus, Spain also has an excellent developed work in both seniors sex's, like in school bases are the best country at this moment.

              Their Leagues are also the most competitive in the World and they won for several times last year the European League (most important clubs competition in Europe, with clubs from many countries).

              In terms of media in my opinion they have the best website, merchandising...

              Weekly they present a resume of each journey with all the best moments of each match in youtube, and for the first time in the break of TV transmission on Monday

              Day 2 of OKLiga

              The big problem that Spanish Roller Sports Federation has, is just the fact that Roller Hockey is to much concentrated in Catalonia region, while in the rest of country there's a big problem to grew our sport. Hope that like in other areas, RFEP can change this also.

              So if we want a best Roller Hockey is necessary to learn with the best, and Spain is the best teacher!!!