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Tilburg Trappers can continue in the Oberliga; municipality lends a helping hand | Regional sports

The Tilburg Trappers ice hockey players can also play in the German Oberliga next season. The municipality of Tilburg lends a helping hand to the club with a one-off contribution of 200,000 euros.




That is the amount Trappers recently asked for. Otherwise, participation in the Oberliga could probably not be continued.

During the council meeting on Monday it appeared that Tilburg politicians are prepared to make a contribution from the corona support fund of the municipality. With this local assistance, the city supports buildings, foundations and clubs that have a special place in the history of the city. This is independent of the various schemes that already exist nationwide. “It’s great that the municipality wants to support us in this way in these turbulent times”, responded general director Ruud van Baast van Trappers.

Corona

Since the corona outbreak in March 2020, the public is not welcome at IJssportcentrum Stappegoor. Trappers missed the last ice hockey year for 24 home games in the regular league and (maximum) six play-off duels up to and including a possible division final income from ticket sales and catering during games.

Continuity

“The revenues fell, while all costs continued. Not only a sporty one, but it was also a big financial cut through the bill. With the money we receive from the municipality, we can start the coming year of ice hockey responsibly, thus ensuring the continuity of the club ”, says Van Baast.

Ice hockey stronghold

The council of mayor and aldermen of Tilburg attaches great importance to the importance of Trappers in the city and region. With the financial injection, the municipality also recognizes the special status of the ice hockey stronghold in the city. ‘Ice hockey is alive in our city and Trappers contributes to the feeling of pride. For parts of the population it is a social binding agent ‘, Rolph Dols, alderman for sports, stated earlier in the Brabants Dagblad.

Ambitious

Despite the fact that Trappers was awaiting the outcome of the support application, the club management did not sit still. ,,Stagnation means decline. We are and will remain ambitious. We don’t want to take a step back when it comes to sports. The capital must be on ice. Just like last seasons, the goal is to bring the Oberliga title to Tilburg for the fourth time ”, says Van Baast. Trappers was eliminated early in the play-offs this season.

Tilburg Trappers can continue in the Oberliga; municipality lends a helping hand | Regional sports
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