Qualification for the 2025 Club World Cup was up for grabs at the recent European Goalball Club Association Champions League!

The finals of the European Goalball Club Association (E G C A) Champions League took place in Blankenberge, Belgium, from 27th June to 1st July!

There were a number of British players competing in the competition, with Lois Turner and Kali Holder representing German side Füchse Berlin. They got off to a fantastic start beating Old Power of Finland, who were the previous winners of the competition 3-1 in their opening game. This was accompanied by a resounding 10-0 victory against fellow Finish side Aisti Sport. They went on to win all of their pool fixtures, with a 11-1 victory over Italian outfit ASD Blind Hawks Trento, and a 7-0 win over CSAVH Lyon of France.

Lois and Kali were fantastic additions to the Füchse Berlin side, contributing towards the team’s overall fantastic defence as the team overall only conceded 2 goals in the pool stage. After finishing with the maximum 12 points, they sailed into the semi-final, and would come up against familiar opposition!

RNC Academy also finished the pool stage in fantastic fashion, winning two of their three fixtures, despite starting off with a 5-1 loss against FIFH Malmo. RNC then went on to win 3-1 against German side RGC Hansa, and a resounding 12-3 victory over Kleio Thessaloniki of Greece.

RNC finished 2nd in their group, which set up a clash with Füchse Berlin in the semi final, with a place in the final and a confirmed place in the 2025 Club World Cup up for grabs!

The game was extremely close with score being 1-0 to Füchse Berlin going into halftime. The second half continued in nail biting fashion, with Füchse Berlin continuing their epic defensive display winning 2-0 courtesy of goals from Lois Turner and Kali Holder!

This set up a final between Füchse Berlin and FIFH Malmö, and a bronze medal game between RNC Academy and Old Power.

Füchse Berlin overcame FIFH Malmö 5-2, meaning they were crowned champions, and qualified for the Club World Cup in 2025! They will be joined by RNC Academy who beat Old Power 6-2 in their bronze medal fixture.

Congratulations to all!

Lois Turner and Kali Holder in their green Fucshe Berline jerseys. They are stood together, each holding the European Champions League Trophy. They're stood in front of a white wall.
RNC Academy team photo whilst stood along a goalball goal line. This is after they secured bronze, everyone is wearing their navy blue RNC jerseys.