European News
27th of September 2023

Victorious Lions return from South Africa

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2023 European Champions

Mens A Team - France
Mens B Team - Malta
Mens C Team - Ireland 'D'
Ladies Team - England
Juniors - Malta 'A'
Under 23's - England
Seniors - England 'B'
Over 60's - Malta

Mens - Luke Gilbert (Eng)
Ladies - Harriet Haynes (Eng)
Juniors - Shane Hopkins (Ire)
U23's - Luke Gilbert (Eng)
Seniors - Tonio Mifsud (Mal)
Over 60's - Tony Kay (Eng)

The next International Event will be:
2024 European Championship
IEC, The Gleneagle Hotel
Killarney, Ireland
24th - 29th February 2024


British Lions Tour

Well done to the British Lions with another great test series win, this time against the might of South Africa.

See photos below which show that British Lions Tours are not just about playing top level Pool, seeing another countries way of life and culture is just as important in what was a most memorable visit to Worcester, South Africa.

Lee Kendall was Player of the Tournament (pictured right receiving his trophy) . A big thank you to the Pool South Africa organisers who ran a great event , were brilliant hosts and also managed to get the highlights televised on a major national network, our Lions were very impressed.

Lee Kendall

Jack Pople

Having spoken to the British Lions squad, it was not just the winning of the test series that made the tour so outstanding, they also met the Mayor of Worcester and his delegates plus being taken on a Safari.

Pictured left: European & World Masters Champion Jack Pople being interviewed by Sportsnation during our safari


One of the many highlights was the trips organised by Pool South Africa to show our players the Slyafuneka Township school where the children were overjoyed to meet the Lions squad.

Pictured right: World Champion John Roe with the schoolchildren of Siyafuneka Township school

John Roe

Dave Roblin

Equally impressive was the visits to the Blind Federation in Worcester and the trip to Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Pictured left: Koos Stein & Dave Roblin on Table Mountain ,Capetown

Looking forward to the return of the Lions to South Africa in 2014, meanwhile there is the small matter of a visit to Perth, Australia next year where the mighty Aussies will be looking for revenge and a chance to take the Ashes from the British Lions.


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South Africa & British Lions pictured above


Another great test series won 4-1 by the British Lions to follow their equally impressive win last year again Australia.  Big thank you to South Africa who hosted the series, from all of the British Lions players who had a trip of a lifetime and great hospitality from the home nation.

Without doubt the real achievement of the Lions tours is the pride the players have from being part of the tests, and the total respect the teams have for each other.  No payment just the love of the sport, well done to everyone involved.

Big bonus is that the Lions tour to South Africa will be screened on Supersport on one of the countries major television channels.  Transmission times are detailed below.

All of the British Lion players were a credit to the team, with Matt Brannan and John Roe winning 11 out of the 15 frames played to top the final table. Whilst Lee Kendall played a brilliant captains role in taking 10 out of 11 frames with Shaun Payne only just behind with 9 wins.
Robbie Grace with 9 wins and Mabuthi Mbotyeni with 7 won, were the top players for South Africa. 

Credit to all of the home nations players against a very strong Lions squad including the World and European champions plus the captain of the England team with 15 World Titles to his name.

Big thank you to South Africa,  the Lions are looking forward to their return in 2014 for another Test series.


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Televised times for Supersport channel

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