English participation in the E- Tournament
Joer International from Helmond was the organization that Quick'20 looked to, to help bring high-quality participants to the E- Tournament in Oldenzaal. Eric Cornelisse of Joer says that the name and reputation of the particular tournament is very important for foreign clubs, when make the decision to come to an international tournament. With quotes such as “The Quick'20 E-tournament has built a very good reputation in a relatively short time. Everything is arranged to perfection and the atmosphere is always excellent. “There was no problem to get a lot of interest from abroad for the 2015 tournament.
In this fourth edition of the E-tournament, we have, for the first time, two English clubs, and not just any clubs, a couple of the best. In England, the birthplace of football, the development of youth football is very important. So it seems logical that London's West Ham United would have a strong youth division. West Ham, also known as The Hammers or The Irons has played Premier League/Championship football for many years. Several famous English footballers started their career in the West Ham youth team. Some of these include Jermaine Defoe, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand. Next season the club will move from their old ground, Upton Park, to the huge London Olympic Stadium.
Blackburn Rovers is one of the oldest football clubs in the world. Blackburn is a provincial town in the northwest of England, where they have been fanatically kicking a football for nearly 150 years.
The most successful period for the club was before 1930, however in the 1994/95 season Blackburn were the England Premier league champions and they are still the only team to have won the FA Cup three years in succession. In recent years, Blackburn has played their football in the Championship. The E team that is coming to Oldenzaal is at present at the top of their league in England. Alan Shearer is a famous former Blackburn player, also the Dutch players Robbie Witsche and Andre Ooijer have played at the Rovers.
The British have high expectations of our organization and this could be seen by the arrival of an official from Blackburn on behalf of the clubs and the FA. An inspection was done before the final go ahead was given.