2022 has almost come to an end, and what better moment to look back on another successful year, filled with sports? After two long years of COVID restrictions, it was time; sports events were possible on a large scale again! A small recap of a successful 2022:
European Company Sport Games
Team TOC was allowed, commissioned by Stichting NLOM!, to organize the European Company Sport Games in the Province of Gelderland. More than 3,200 participants from 30 different countries were present! The goal was to stimulate as many employees as possible to exercise, in order to be able to discuss exercise and vitality on the work floor, especially after a period where exercise was challenging because of COVID restrictions. The event was built up out of 21 different sports and was located in several locations.
From July 13th until July 17th, ‘s-Hertogenbosch revolved around the European Championships Petanque. After a successful WC (Para) Archery in 2019, the Parade was once again the center of an international tournament.
At the famous square were 26 covered Petanque courts, where the best 109 petanque players battled for the coveted European titles. Aside from the matches for the more than 25,000 visitors, there were options to enjoy these matches accompanied by a drink or a snack.
World Boccia Challenger
From August 1st until August 6th, 90 athletes from 24 countries battled for the medals within 4 categories of Boccia. This was not all, because there were also qualification points available for the Paralympics 2024 in Paris.
Our thank goes out to the Department of Public Health, Welfare, and Sport, Gehandicaptensport, World Boccia, Gemeente Veldhoven, and NH Eindhoven Conference Centre Koningshof for making this amazing event possible. We hope to see all participants in Rotterdam during the European Para Championships 2023!
ITF Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2022
Organizing a sporting event is always special, but this time we were allowed to organize one in our hometown of Oss! From October 30th until November 6th, the best wheelchair tennis players were allowed to battle for the coveted Master Titles! In a pimped Sportcenter de Rusheuvel, the players played and trained at 5 hardcourt courts. On the Center Court, more than 500 visitors could watch from the stands. During the event, more than 2000 visitors made their way to Oss.
We also had the privilege to work with Shimano again, in order to reach, expand, and activate their fanbase this year. We are looking forward to another successful collaboration next year!
All good things come to an end, but this also makes room for new things to prosper! In 2023, we have some exciting new events planned. We start on February 3rd until February 5th, with the UCI World Championships Cyclo-Cross in Hoogerheide!
And do not forget the European Para Championships in Rotterdam, coming August! From August 8th until August 20th, the best 1,500 athletes from 45 different European countries, will battle for the European titles and important qualification points of 10 different sports, for the Paralympics 2024 in Paris. A lot of good reasons to look forward to 2023.
Team TOC wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you at our events!