His Ball-handling is unconventional, also his passing or shooting, but after a long time he finally achieved his big goal. Mattia Muratore became an important player of the Italian national side. Even the almost 30-years old forward has not too many caps with the Squadra Azzura, he is one of the most experienced players in a young team. In an exclusive interview with EWH2014.com he talks about the anticipation for his first WC participation, his thoughts about the difficult preliminary round group and passion for EWH.
If you are talking about Danish Electric Wheelchair Hockey, you have to focus on this man. Anders Berenth is the central player of the Danish Team and top goal scorer in one person for more than 10 years. In an interview with EWH2014.com he talks about his expectations for the upcoming World Championships, his role in the Danish side and the changes of play culture in EHWs future.
He was mainly responsible for the good organization of the last World Championships 2010 in Italy - in the WC 2014 is going to participate as the Italian team manager. In an exclusive interview with EWH2014.com he is telling about the preparation and the constitution of the “Squadra Azzurra” and is contradicting those who believe classification made EWH less attractive.
Kenny Verbraekel is definitely one of the best known persons of the international EWH. He works as a secretary for the ICEWH (International Committee of Electric Wheelchair Hockey) and belongs to the starting line-up of the Belgium national side for years. In the interview with EWH2014.com he speaks about the “death group A” of WC 2014, the meaning of Björn Sarrazyn for Team Belgium and his assessment of the new classification system.
All experts across Europe knows this EWH veteran for sure even he is living on the other end of the world. Michael Foxall, Australian Electric Wheelchair Hockey legend and goal scoring machine of the national side, is going to take part of his third World Championships. In an exclusive interview with EWH2014.com he talks about long trip to Munich and development of the Australian EWH in the last few years.
Outstanding. Without a doubt you have to characterize Atso Ahonen, Goalkeeper of the Finnish national side and national champion Helsinki Outsiders, with this word. After two bronze medals at the last World and European Championships it should be a little bit more this time. In an interview with EWH2014.com he talks about his expectations of WC 2014, his way to a top goalie and which effects the new classification system could have.
Despite of his young age the 17 years old Dave Inhelder is in the core team of the Swiss national side for years. He is also a great support for his club team, current Swiss national champion Iron Cats Zurich, and was the youngest player at the World Championships 2010 in Italy at the age of only 13. In the last few years Dave Inhelder became one of the world´s best T-Stick players. In the interview with EWH2014.com he speaks about the development and position of the T-Stick players in Swiss EWH, his expectation on the upcoming WC and possible effects of the new classification system.
Whoever talks or hears about Electric Wheelchair Hockey in Germany knows about a very certain person for sure: Stefan Utz. Being an active player at the Munich Animals for 27 years as well as the EWH board chief in the German wheelchair sports federation DRS for 12 years he symbolizes a real establishment in German EWH. With the World Championships 2014 in his home town Munich he has fulfilled his longtime dream; in an interview with EWH2014.com he tells about his expectations of the WC, the obstacles, that had to get overcome, and about his life characterized by EWH.
Kamal Tahtahi (35) is THE institution of Dutch Electric Wheelchair Hockey. He is the leader and thinker of his home team De Pont Rotterdam (current national champion) for almost 2 decades. Since the first unofficial World Games in 1998, Kamal Tahtahi is playing for the Dutch national side, won one World Championship and three European Championships. In the interview with EWH2014.com he talks about his expectations of the upcoming WC, the recipe for success of the Dutch EWH and explains his thoughts about the new classification system.
Well known in the world of electric wheelchair hockey Saila Luumi is not only an experienced player of Helsinki Outsiders and the national team of Finland, she is also member of the International Committee of Electric Wheelchair Hockey (ICEWH). As the ICEWH event coordinator she is responsible for the preparation and supervision of the local organizing committee. In the interview with EWH2014.com she talks about the position of electric wheelchair hockey in the competition to get a Paralympic status, about the importance of a speed control and about the (very joyful) reason why she won’t play in the World Championships 2014.
This interview precedes a series of interviews with international players, coaches and officials, that will be published regularly on www.EWH2014.com.