Copa del Rey: Spanish top hockey in Benalmádena and Málaga

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Attention hockey fans in the Málaga region! Benalmádena and Málaga have been chosen as the host cities for the Copa del Rey and the Copa de la Reina Iberdrola. These prestigious hockey tournaments show everything that Spanish top hockey has to offer.

With the exception of one edition, these prestigious tournaments were held in the regions of Madrid and Catalonia. For the first time in the history of Spanish hockey, all top teams will travel to the Costa del Sol.

The Copa del Rey and the Copa de la Reina Iberdrola will take place from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March 2024. These events mark an important moment in Spain’s sporting calendar. They are organised by the Royal Spanish Hockey Federation together with the Andalucian Hockey Federation. The host hockey clubs CHP Benalmádena, CH Málaga Carranque and CD Málaga91 also play an important role.

Sixteen teams

The tournaments, which are celebrating their 108th and 40th editions respectively, will welcome 16 teams. Eight male and eight female teams will compete for the coveted titles. The Club de Campo and RC Polo, the current champions, will defend their titles against a strong line-up of teams. This includes Junior FC, Club Egara, RS Tenis, Atlètic Terrassa, CD Terrassa and Sanse Complutense.

The draw for the final stages of the tournaments took place at the Castillo de El Bil Bil in Benalmádena, under the chairmanship of Santi Deó, the president of the RFEH. This event is part of the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Andalucian Hockey Federation.

Draw and match schedule revealed

The draw has led to an exciting competition schedule. For the Copa del Rey, the matches start on Friday, March 15 with CD Terrassa against RS Tenis, followed by RC Polo against Junior FC, Sanse Complutense against Club Egara, and Club de Campo against Atlètic Terrassa. The semi-finals take place on Saturday, with the final and battle for third place on Sunday.

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A similar schedule resulted for the Copa de la Reina, with Sanse Complutense vs. Junior FC, RC Polo vs. Club Egara, CD Terrassa vs. Club de Campo, and Real Sociedad vs. Atlètic Terrassa on the opening day. The final and third place match will also take place on Sunday.

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A boost for Andalucia

Arturo Bernal, Andalusia’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, has expressed his satisfaction at the choice of Andalucia as host of these prestigious events. He emphasised the positive impact the event will have on tourism and the economy of the region. Santi Deó also highlighted the excellent opportunity for hockey fans to enjoy top hockey combined with the rich tourist offer of Benalmádena and Málaga.

After the previous editions were held in Barcelona and Madrid, the Copa del Rey and the Copa de la Reina Iberdrola will be held together for the first time in Andalucia. For all hockey fans in the Málaga region, it is an excellent opportunity to enjoy Spanish top hockey.

Benalmadena Hockey Club

Hockey club Benalmádena has been around for almost forty years. The club has youth teams (m/f) that participate in Andalucian competitions from the Benjamines category (8-9 years) to veterans. For the little ones there is the ‘Escuela de Hockey’ (hockey school). There, children from the age of 4 can get acquainted with this sport in a playful way. Due to its location on the international coast, many members of nationalities other than Spanish also play. This includes the Dutch, Belgians, Argentinians, Irish and British. Want to know more or register? Then click here.

Also read: Dutch women’s hockey team choose Benalmádena to prepare for Olympics

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