Hello friends! It’s time to meet the girls from GRD Leça – Love Tiles, one of two Portugal representatives at EBT Finals 2019 in Baia Mare. Although with only three years of history, GRD Leça comes with great plans in Romania: “We will be the new champions at the EBT Finals,” said the Portuguese.
Champion of Portugal in 2017 and 2018, GRD Leça – Love Tiles will make the debut at an EBT Finals 2019. Lusitans come to the beach from the mountains with great thoughts, they want to win the trophy at their first participation, as Captain Daniela Mendes says.
The GRS Leça – Love Tiles roster only has ten players and three of them, Rosa Ribeiro, Catarina Oliveira and Filipa Ventura, played last year’s European Champions Cup in Catania, losing 1-2 in front of the hungarian team, Multichem -Szentendrei NKE. The fourth, captain Daniel Mendes was a staff member during that competition.
GRD Leça – Love Tiles also has a male club founded 15 years ago. The boys have won four titles in Portugal, but will not be present at Baia Mare. In the past, the Portuguese participated in three editions of EBT Finals.
GRD Leça – Love Tiles (Portugal)
City: Leça da Palmeira
Founded in 2016
Team colors: blue and yellow
Previous Events and Results at EBT Finals: Begginers
The Champion of Portugal (2017, 2018)
6th place at the European Champions Cup – 2017
2nd place at the European Champions Cup – 2018
Squad: Rosa Ribeiro, Daniela Mendes, Catarina Oliveira, Carolina Gomes, Mariana Agostinho, Filipa Ventura, Catarina Lages, Beatriz Sousa, Cristiana Morgado, Mariana Azevedo
Staff: Nuno Baptista, Pedro Sardo Pereira
Representative players: Catarina Cunha – defensive specialist and one of the best in Portugal
“I have great expectations from the EBT Finals 2019. I wish to reach the best possible place and play the finals. I have to say: we will be the new champion at EBT Finals! “– Daniela Mendes, team captain
“Playing at the EBT Finals is a dream come true. They are the best of the best, much fun and competitive. You can count on us that we will fight hard but fairly. “- Nuno Baptista, coach of the team