Beardshaw represents Scotland

4 years ago By Hull Aussie Rules

Dan represented the Scottish clansmen and attended the E.U cup in Belfast this year after a good warm up tournament in the home nation’s tournament.

The Clansmen were drawn in a group with Spain and Finland, two tough sides, Spain was fifth last year and took home the plate last year and Finland came in sixth in 2009 and never participated last year.


The clansmen team had 9 debutant players to the tournament with 6 experienced players too.

The first game of the tournament was against Finland. The Clansmen put in a solid performance and led at half time however Finland came back quick and the Clansmen were trailing in the second half but a late surge from the Clansmen gave the side the wining start they had hoped for.
Scottish Clansmen - 16 - 9 - Finland Ice Breakers

The second game in the group was against Spain who had also had a win against Finland, meaning this game was to decide the group winner. The first half very close but Spain went into the second half ahead and after the break scored two quick goals. The Clansmen had to dig deep but managed to bring the scores back even and with a massive performance from each player the Clansmen won the game by x to take them into the top tier.
Scottish Clansmen - 25 - 19 - Spanish bulls

The quarter final game was against Italy, the tough group stage seemed to show in the Clansmen players with the Clansmen not being able to keep up. The boys put in a good performance but Italy still had the legs and the Clansmen lost the game.
Scottish Clansmen - 16 - 35 Italy


The last game for the Clansmen was against France for the 5 place spot. The Clansmen recovered and composed themselves after their quarter final defeat but were still exhausted; the experienced French side took advantage and won the 5th place.
Scottish Clansmen - 5 - 31 France

The clansmen had a good tournament showed that they have the skill and are now in the top teir in European football. A special mention to Ross Thomson who, for 2 years running now, was voted into the team of the best players in the competion.

Well done to all the boys who played and thanks to the Stephen Connor and Adam Jack National team coaches and now Level one accredited coaches alongside our own Dan Beardshaw. Team Manager Douglas Hunter on providing t shirts and hoodies as well as first game caps as well as umpire some of the matches at the tournament we would like to thank. Physio Andrew Myles helped all the players and kept them moving through their games. SARFL umpire Matthew Denne also umpired at the tournament and was selected to umpire the Grand Final. Also Darren Chadwick who came to umpire some matches and support the clansmen and to all the supporters who paid to travel and support the clansmen a massive thank you.

Where next?

Mariners at the Races!!! Hull Mariners are hosting a race night in preparation for the coming 2012 season. Saturday March 10th 2012 at Haworth Park Multi-Sports Facility.
Youth on it's way! Mariners take first steps in youth development


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