Last year, we were proud to sponsor the England team in the annual Eurospital football tournament. We are again sponsoring the England team this year as they embark on their bid for glory, this weekend 28 – 31 August, in Jönköping, Sweden.
The Eurospital (European Hospital Workers) football tournament was started back in 1993 by Henri Verbrugghe as a means of bringing together European healthcare workers socially and competitively, and providing an opportunity for open communication between similar occupational groups.
Each team is made up of health service workers from a hospital from each participating European country and this year England are again represented by Manchester Royal Infirmary, led by their Captain, Dr Chris Bosshardt.
Here are the players who’ll be representing England out in Sweden, and hopefully bringing home the silverware!
Chris Bosshardt (Captain)
Occupation: GP VTS 1, South London
Team supports: Portsmouth
Player most like: Dirk Kuyt
Pat De Barr
Occupation: Anaesthetics CT2, Chichester
Team supports: Arsenal
Player most like: Tony Adams
Occupation: GP Nottingham
Team supports: Newcastle United
Player most like: Rene Higuita
Occupation: Anaesthetic SpR West Middlesex
Player most like: Daley Thompson (!)
Occupation: ACCS Anaesthetics, Brighton
Team supports: Cardiff City
Player most like: Alexis Sanchez (looks, not skill)
Occupation: GP Trainee, Royal Surrey County Hospital
Team supports: Southampton
Player most like: Matt Le Tissier
Occupation: Sessional GP in London
Club supports: Tottenham Hotspur
Player most like: Ledley King
Occupation: GP partner in South Wales
Position: Midfield, Manager
Club supports: Liverpool
Player most like: Jamie Redknapp
Occupation: F2 Nottingham
Club supports: Manchester United
Occupation: GP Trainee, Brighton & Sussex
Team supports: Cambridge Utd/Liverpool
Player most like: Momo Sissoko
Club supports: Liverpool
Last year, despite finishing in last place, the team collected the fair play trophy, which is awarded on an annual basis to the team who play their matches in the spirit of Eurospital - fair play, fun, comradeship.
Hopefully this year they can bring home more trophies! Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates on the team’s progress. More information about Eurospital can be found on the tournament website.
You can also view some images of last year's tournament in our Facebook album.
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