England national bandy team

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England
Team colors          
First international
February 1913, Davos, Switzerland
European Bandy Championships
Appearances 1
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg 1st (1913)
Team England in the 1913 European Bandy Championships

An England national bandy team was formed in the years around 1900. It was a natural consequence of England being the birthplace of bandy in the 19th century, bandy often being seen as the winter equivalent to either association football or field hockey. Early international games were played against the Netherlands, Germany and France.

The bandy team represented England in the 1913 European Bandy Championships in Davos, Switzerland. It was credited with winning the eight-nation tournament.[1][2] At the time, bandy in England was administrated through the National Bandy Association.

The societal upheavals due to World War I then ended the interest for bandy in Britain.[3]

After almost a hundred years, a new national federation for bandy was formed. The Bandy Federation of England joined the Federation of International Bandy in 2010 and England will hopefully play in the World Championships in the coming years. Debuting in 2018 is the goal.[4] The federation changed names to England Bandy Federation in January 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bandy: A concise history of the extreme sport". Russia Beyond the Headlines. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Bandy World Map – England Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  3. ^ Ilya Trisvyatsky (February 14, 2013). "Bandy: A concise history of the extreme sport". Russia Beyond the Headlines. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
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