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AUG 27/2017

Eurospital 2017 - Meet the Team

We are once again delighted to sponsor the England team in the annual Eurospital (European Hospital Workers) football tournament. Taking place in Czech Republic next weekend, the players will embark on their bid for glory. Read on to meet the 2017 England team.

Eurospital 2017 match

About the tournament

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.

A few words from the Captain

We're going into our 4th Eurospital tournament, this year taking place on Saturday 2 September in the beautiful city of Olomouc, Czech Republic. We will look to end four years of hurt and build on previous performances that saw us finish 8th in Brussels last year. We have been awarded two Fair Play trophies in the past three years, recognising that while we don't play the best football, we represent the values that Europsital stands for: respect, friendship & passion.

We have a blend of youth and experience in the squad and the boys are more dedicated than ever. One team member even flew out a month in advance to scout the conditions - or that's what he says, and not that he booked his flights a month early by mistake.

We would like to thank Medacs Healthcare for their continued support. We will be hosting Eurospital in Nottingham in 2019, and we look forward to working with Medacs Healthcare in the build up to the tournament!

Meet the players

Goal Keeper

1 Omar Kouzel, GP Nottingham - 3 Eurospital appearances


6 Vincent McGovern, Anaesthetic Trainee, Southampton - 1 appearance

29 Chris Granger, Anaesthetic Registrar, London - 1 appearance

8 Rich Smith, GP, Surrey - 1 appearance

13 Joe Besser, GP Trainee, London - debut


23 Nathan Estall, GP, Brighton - 2 appearances

9 Robin Spencer, Radiology Registrar, Aberdeen - debut

16 Chris Bosshardt, GP Trainee, London - 3 appearances

11 Andrew Birch, Anaesthetic Registrar, London - debut


14 Rob Burton, Orthopaedic Registrar, Durham - debut

7 Tim McEwen, GP, Guidlford - 2 appearances

10 Nick Tilbury, General Medicine Trainee, Nottingham

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