2009 Prague Masters saw us welcome back many friendly
faces (including both previous winners) to eurofootballfives.com
competition in the form of Goldsmith
Williams, Kehar Club, DHL Prague, Reading Royals,
SK Zelenec and
South Leam FC
(formerly known as IFC Stella).
addition to our valued returning teams we were
delighted to welcome Pimp
My Side FC, Aon Top Guns, Real Sociable Lads and
Olympique de Johnny Lauren
who were making their international debuts
also had the pleasure of welcoming the first team
from Bulgaria to play in eurofootballfives.com
competition. That team was Lozenetz
debutants were an unknown quantity for us but
what can we tell you about the experienced returning
the defending Prague Masters champions. They won
the tournament on their eurofootballfives.com
debut last year and were bidding to become the
first team to defend a trophy in the 15 tournaments
we have had to date. Goldsmith Williams were sure
to be amongst the pre-tournament favourites for
the 2009 challenge.
do not wish to scare the other but we also had
the winners of the inaugural 2007 Prague Masters,
participating in this year's tournament. The team
had a disappointing performance in the 2008 Prague
Masters with a depleted squad due to injuries.
They bounced back to form in the 2008 Prague Trophy
though reaching the final and coming so close
to victory until they came unstuck to an extra
time Golden Goal and thus finishing runners-up.
Prague are one
of the most experienced clubs in our tournaments.
They have taken their challenge to Krakow and
Barcelona as well as targeting glory on home soil.
DHL Prague entered two squads in the form of DHL
Prague Blue and
DHL Prague Red.
The story for them started in the 2007 Prague
Trophy where they finished runners-up. The DHL
Prague Red squad then finished runners-up in the
2008 Prague Trophy Plate before going on to win
the 2008 Barca Fives Plate. They were in action
again as recently as the 2009 Krakow Trophy in
April when the DHL Prague Blue squad reached the
Royals were making
their second eurofootballfives.com appearance
this year following their debut in the 2008 Premiership
Inů Portugal . They proved to be a solid side
and finished 6 th in the tournament notching 1
win and 3 draws along the way. They found goals
hard to come by in the Algarve so if they bring
their shooting boots to Prague we anticipate improvement
from the Royals.
it a hat-trick of Prague appearances when they
took to the field on the 11th July. They made
their debut 12 months ago and reached the Cup
Semi-Finals before going out to eventual champions,
Goldsmith Williams. In the 2008 Prague Trophy
they won their group with a 100% record before
going out in the Cup Semi-Finals once again. Again,
they went out to the eventual winners East Germany.
SK Zelenec were looking to go at least one step
further this time around.
Leam FC switched
their challenge from Amsterdam in 2008 to Prague
in 2009. They found themselves unlucky in the
Dutch capital being drawn in the group of death
and then drawn against the eventual Plate winners
in the knock-out phase. They have since changed
their name from IFC Stella so were hoping the
change of name also represented a change of luck.
well as those mentioned above we saw some Czech
teams making th eir debuts. The local Czech challenge
also came from JNJ
Global Services, Hays
and Harp Haspoda
the tournament was perfectly set-up. Please read
on to see how the action unfolded over a great
day of competition.