Thursday, September 19, 2013

All Angola 2013 World Cup matches broadcasted on WebTV and TV

The Dream is almost getting True!

Angola will debut against South Africa in less than 48 hours.

And the news that all roller hockey fans that can't be in Luanda and Namibe's Arenas, was already confirmed by FIRS.

All the matches will have at least WebTV broadcasting on FIRS TV.

Unfortunately until now only National TV Channels from Angola, Portugal, Spain and Italy confirmed the TV broadcasting of the respective teams.
All Matches, Opening and Closing Ceremony

Attention to watch matches in NAmibe you should go to this link:


1. Angola Matches

2. Portugal Matches

3. Italy Matches

4.Spain Matches (Alberto Borregan Comments)

If do you know some more TV let us know!!

Come to all Social Networks and talk about this Amazing Sport and this amazing Event!!!

Firs Website 

Read also the article about the Future of African Roller Hockey, Cameroon and Mozambique:

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Is Time for Africa... in Roller Hockey

Rolling Together is not death :)
Due to my professional situation is being difficult to find time for roller hockey.
But the current roller hockey time obliges me to write about the unbelievable event that is coming next weekend  on our sport:

The 41st Roller Hockey World Cup, for the first time ever in Angola and in Africa.

The roller hockey fans still don't believe about the two Arenas where the matches will take place, in Luanda and Namibe. Two new Cathedrals for roller hockey is what all of us hope, something like the "African Aldo Cantoni" (Roller Hockey "Cathedral" in San Juan) .

Arena de Luanda, The new Roller Hockey Planet
Arena do Namibe

The Championship will start next Friday, 20th September with an African derby between Angola and South Africa, at 20:00 (local time +1GMT).
And what better for the first African World Cup than a match between two African countries.
This article is really about this dream to see this Continent rolling for hockey. A Continent with a lot of opportunities for our sport but still with some disorganization, lack of financial resources, including places to play, material to play, sport know-out...

Roller Hockey needs Africa Dream

But we hope this event can change forever the actual moment of roller hockey in Africa, and why not in all World.

Some "Roller Hockey Dreams" are already taking place in Africa and I'm sure you will be aware with them.  

1. Cameroon On for Roller Hockey in 2014

Kouokam Pa'Hom Dream comes true next year

An incredible dream is coming true day by day on the head of the great Kouokam Pa'Hom. Since young he had the crazy dream of being able to play for it country, Cameroon. And because this is more than a dream he started to think how to turn it real.

Wheels and Wheels to put Cameroon Rolling
"Roller hockey is a great sport whose practice has had a very important place in my life, this sport has given me troubles, but the joys that I have made are comparableness; early years in this club Mont St Aignan, who was (and remains) for a long time as a second home, and then the first step to Nationale 1 (1st French League) with Noisy le Grand debuting the European Story of this club, and finally the pleasure of being able to touch the highest level in the most prestigious French club,  the SCRA St Omer.  

Today, it is time to make all this Fund-rising. I've always a crazy dream of being able to play for my country Cameroon, unworkable, but today I want to share roller hockey in my country. Cameroon is a country located in the Gulf of Guinea wedged between Nigeria, Chad, Congo and Gabon, the king of sports is of course football. Not only by choice or lack of resources but also by lack of diversity in sport.This dream is becoming a reality thanks to a multi-sports facility located in Douala, led by Mr Djitta. Already offering his services to football, tennis and sports outings, the structure now wants to diversify and incorporate roller hockey for 2014!  

Skates waiting for Cameroon future Players
This is a great news for our sport. After Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and Egypt, it will therefore fifth African country, and a 36th country in the world practicing roller hockey. In this Olympic period, we must keep in mind that with more countries playing hockey, greater are the chances to see hockey in Olympic Games. Launch this kind of new activity, and in a country unaccustomed to fund sport in addition, is a challenge that requires a significant amount of equipment, new or used. It is able to cope I therefore appeal to everyone from the roller-hockey: 
 We need sticks, wheels, shoes, hilled, bearings, pads, balls, matter state even if they seem you useless. and all sizes. Then you can choose between giving me or selling them to me. How do I send the material? Just entrust the various sponsors of the operation or myself. These sponsors then charge it to me. On this page, we will keep you regularly informed of arrivals in stock.In advance thank you to all of you, is counting on you to, hockey in Cameroon in 2014!

 Sponsors of the operation: Vanessa Daribo Anthony Leroux, Mathieu Ruckebush, Flora Michoud Godard.

In my opinion this is an unique Project that must me copied not only in Africa, but also in Asia and Latin America. Visit this incredible project on Facebook Page and see how the Dream is getting Real day by day.

2. Hockey spreading in Mozambique

Bamboos Sticks?? why not when there's nothing more to play??

If there's one African country with tradition in our Sport it is Mozambique. Since the Portuguese colonial time, roller hockey had an important place in Mozambican sport life. After than the Portuguese left the country and due to the civil war the situation worsened. In the past years roller hockey was most concentrated in 4 Maputo's clubs: Desportivo, Frerroviário, Estrela Vermelha and Liga Muçulmana. Fortunately and probably also because of the success of Mozambique in last World Club (4th place, best ever for an African country), some young players from another regions of the country started to dream also about being one day in their National team... 
Thus, at this moment there are 2 clubs growing and growing each day in the cities of Quelimane and Nampula. It's increadible the willing of this young players, that even with lack of resources don't give up and keep training and playing each week.
As you imagine also them need a lot of new or used stuff. If you want to keep their dream of playing one day for the national team get in touch with them or with the "Great" Bruno Pimental, Mozambican Federation Member and responsible for the massification of the sport in another regions.

Visit Quelimane Facebook Page on

Match between Quelimane and Nampula

Because when we have a FIRS that doesn't care about our Sport, only the people that really loves it can put the World playing this Sport. Keep Dreaming!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Best European League Final 4 ever Live on TV this Weekend

Gold Medal Final TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday 2nd June, 17.00h (local time, GMT 0)


Hey roller hockey fellows! If you love this sport this weekend you have a thousand reasons to stay at home and enjoy roller hockey pleasure for some time. With the 4 greatest teams in Europe this season already found, the European League will have a new champion this year, succeeding to Liceo da Coruna.

I'm almost sure that you know each of this teams but it is always good to remember again:

-FC Porto, the host team, with some of the great Portuguese players nowdays. The King Reinaldo Ventura, with one of the strongest shoots all over the World, Ricardo Barreiro with all it great skills and champion last 2 years with Coruna and "Caio" with all it speed and technician want to bring to Porto this trophy after 20 years since the last time.
-SL Benfica, the eternal rival from Lisbon, with the young but already World star player Diogo Rafael, the experience from the captain Valter Neves and the Argentinian strength from Steban Abalos wish to turn real the dream of winning the biggest hockey competition in Europe.
-FC Barcelona, with the artistic inspiration of Pablo Albarez, with the goal instint of Marc Torra, and with the giant goalkeeper Sergi Fernandez, want to confirm why Barcelona is the most succeesful team on the big hockey club competition (19 titles!!).
-Valdagno, with the unique Pedro Gil, the goal precision of Carlos Nicolia, and the powerfull shot of Sérgio Silva want to take to Italy for the second time ever the EuroLeague Cup, and show to the World that Italy is again rolling among the best.

Who will take the trophy this year??
And of course the most important thing for you, that probably can't watch live in Porto's rink, all matches will be broadcast by several TV, WebTV channels.

Here you have the transcript text from CERH Facebook Page with all info and links to TV:

1st Semifinal
Saturday 1st June, 15.00h (local time, GMT 0)
FC BARCELONA 4–5 SL BENFICA (live RTP2, TV3 Catalunya-only in Spain available)

2nd Semifinal
Saturday 1st June, 18.00h (local time, GMT 0)
FC PORTO IMPÉRIO BONANÇA 8–6 RECALAC VALDAGNO (live RTP2, Porto Canal . Pre-recorded broadcast Rai Sport 2-22.00h )
If some TV links doesn't work check the biggest roller hockey website that also as a special attendance for this great competition!! 

Roller Hockey the best Hockey Sport!!! 
Don't waste this opportunity to see some of the best players on the greatest club competition!!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mozambique hosts 2017 Roller Hockey World Cup

"Cumbinha" at this time will be a reality!
It's even 4 years for 2017 but CIRH already announced that Mozambique will have again the opportunity to organized the World biggest Roller Hockey competition. After the problems in 2011 to assure the best conditions to organize the championship (the organization moved to San Juan-Argentina), this time Mozambique can't fail and sure will be the second African nation to receive the best roller hockey countries of the World.
There isn't already to much information about this news, but still is one more big step for the development of our sport in this great and future continent.
Mozambique is a country with a great tradition in our sport that is still searching for a new opportunity of development of this discipline. After the 4th place in 2011 the World stayed stupefact, how this team could get such place, almost without any support and preparation.

 On the news advanced by Mozambican newspaper (O País) Mozambique needs 3 rinks to host the championship. One, will be the main arena, while the other two will receive the practices of each team.

Only in 2014 the contract between CIRH and Mozambican Federation will be signed.

Seems that CIRH is betting strong in Africa this decade, but nevertheless we can't forget that only organize competions is enough. If we really want to see more this sport played in Africa, a huge plan of promotion and massification must be prepared. Last year was created CIRH Comittee for Africa Continent but until now there were any signals of work done...

We hope with 2013 Angola World Championship the things can start soon to change in the Continent of Opportunities!!

2013-Angola 2015 France 2017 Mozambique!!!

Let's Go Mozambique!! This Time You will did it!!

Source of News: O País
Mozambican Federation Website 
Wikipage about Roller Hockey World Cup

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Barcelona plays in Shopping Center

This time was Barcelona showing an awesome example, about what can be done to promote our Sport.
During one day, some of the best World roller hockey players went to a Barcelona's shopping center and played roller hockey with some young players.

Such a simple event can gives a lot of visibility to our sport.
It is more than time to Federations, clubs, players, coaches and brands get unified and promote our sport as it deserves.

Competitions like European League Final 4 must be broadcasted in some of the most important World Sport Channels. I'm sure with a good organization we could reach such an important goal.
Also the Angolan World Cup should have this opportunity. For example the 2009 World Cup held in Vigo and Pontevedra was broadcasted by Aljazeera sport channel.
Would be good to see them again promoting roller hockey.
Since the World Cup will be held in Africa for the first time a lot of efforts should be done to introduce our sport in other African countries. This is a unique opportunity to show roller hockey in Africa

I hope CIRH, CERH, and each competition organization can think about this, and copy promoting events as the one from Barça. A sport that has clubs like Benfica, Barcelona, Porto, Liceo, Sport Recife and River Plate should be in other step of development.

Let's hope that soon the responsible entities can change the way of roller hockey!!!