Last EUC of 2019 officially underway
The Opening Ceremony of the 11th European Universities Rowing Championship took place on 4 September 2019 near Lilljsöplan in Jönköping, Sweden, marking the official start of the very last European Universities Championship of 2019.
The ceremony was attended by participants, citizens, as well as several VIPs, among them EUSA President Mr Adam Roczek, President of Jönköping University Ms Agneta Marell, President of Swedish University Sports Federation Mr Sture Espwall, and Mayor of Jönköping Mr Tord Sundqvist.
On behalf of the Organising Committee, participants were welcomed by Mr Håkan Eng, Master of Ceremonies.
The ceremony began with the march of the athletes, followed by the Swedish national anthem.
EUSA President Mr Roczek welcomed all participants and wished all the teams well ahead of the start of the competition, while also thanking the Organising Committee for all their efforts.
Jönköping University President Ms Marell then underlined the collaboration between the organising parties, before the Major of Jönköping Mr Sundqvist emphasised that sports events are a huge part of the city’s culture, using the Ironman competition and Curling World Cup as examples. He also highlighted that the city’s sights are definitely worth discovering.
Mr Espwall, President of Swedish University Sports Federation, then declared the event open.
This year’s competition, which runs from September 4-7, is organised by the Swedish University Sport Federations (SAIF) and Jönköping University with the contribution of Destination Jönköping, Jönköping and Huskvarna Rowing clubs, as well as the Jönköping Municipality.
The opening ceremony ended with a fascinating fire show, accompanied by the championship’s official song “Catch the feeling”.
EUSA is represented at the event by Mr Roczek, President; Mr Besim Aliti, Sports Manager; Mr Francis Cirianni, SCAC Chair, and Mr Luka Grubor, Technical Delegate, who will all ensure that the event will run smoothly. The competition will host 510 participants from as many as 81 universities from 21 countries.
All results can be found at www.results.eusa.eu, while more information about the event can be found at www.rowing2019.eusa.eu.
There is also Live Streaming of the Championships available on Facebook and the competition’s official website.