Boys from Brazil on hockey tour
Brazil’s national men’s hockey team have visited the University.
Their match against the University 1st XI was one of two games played in Edinburgh by the South Americans. It ended in a 4-6 victory for the visitors who are touring Europe as part of their preparations ahead of the Pan-American Games in Canada in August.
In this short film the Brazil coach, along with players from both teams, reveal their ambitions for the future.
In 2016 Brazil will host the Olympic Games. The men’s hockey team faces a stiff challenge in qualifying for the finals. Traditionally, Argentina and Chile have been the strongest hockey-playing countries in South America.
The Brazilians need to finish no lower than sixth at the Pan-American Games in Toronto, to qualify.
Edinburgh and hockey
The University provides world-class facilities for hockey. Peffermill sports complex, part of the University’s Centre for Sport & Exercise, offers some of the finest pitches in Scotland, including 3G surfaces. It is also home to the National Hockey Academy.
The men’s side compete in Scotland’s top hockey league and are the country’s most successful university side.
As well as hockey pitches, the University offers a range of gym, physiotherapy and body-conditioning facilities.