Veszprém, the ’City of Queens’, is a county seat only 15 kilometers from Lake Balaton at the foot of the Bakony Mountains. It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the country. In 2023, it will be the European Capital of Culture, home to countless festivals and one of the country’s most prominent venues for sporting life.
We have been working on the introduction of hockey in this city for the eleventh year. We now have our own ice rink that is used by youth, adult, and women’s teams from week to week.
Professionalism above all else
We currently train almost 170 children and from this season our division operates not only in Veszprém, but also in Tata. Next season, we plan to launch a team on our own from U8 to U16. In the older age groups, we can provide opportunities for hockey players at other associations.
We have been maintaining good relationship for many years and since this year we are working closely with the ifj. Ocskay Gábor National Hockey Academy in Székesfehérvár. As a result, we are able to continuously develop and provide more and more opportunities, better professional backgrounds for young people who play sports with us. Both clubs are also dedicated to the development of the women's field, which is why we have been working together on the development of women's hockey since this season.
We consider it very important to be able to provide girls with a proper future in this sport, therefore we strive to create the widest possible base for women's hockey. That is why in the 2021/22 season, the Fehérvár 19 Hockey Academy Foundation and the Veszprém Young Athletes Public Benefit Foundation jointly launched teams in the women's U25 championship.
Our goal is that girls should be able to compete in a league that matches their knowledge and train in a motivating environment that is specifically designed to develop female players. We want to educate national team players to be able to perform in the highest possible classes, even internationally. To do so, we launched two teams in the “A” and “B” leagues. In order to compete as high as possible, we work closely with clubs in the region (Transdanubia). We also consider our work important so that girls can receive proper training and a full vision of the future. They can compete in a competi tion system that best suits their knowledge and age. This requires a continuous expansion of the player base, because then we can launch teams in higher and higher level national and international leagues. In the future, we would like to raise the women's field to an academic level and establish a regional center of Transdanubia in Veszprém.
Professional sport and studying together
Veszprém is the county seat and accordingly all types of schools can be found in our city. Nationally recognized grammar schools, technicial schools providing excellent professional training and of course, the University of Pannon is also waiting for those who want to play sports.
At the high school level, one of our key partners is the Noszlopy Gáspár Sports Grammar School, located 500 meters from the ice ring, where all the conditions are in place for children to reconcile sports with studying. https://www.noszlopy.hu/wp/
The Veszprém Vocational Training Center offers not only basic professions, but also law enforcement and sports training. Needless to say, they also help students with an individual curriculum and sports scholarship if required. https://www.veszpremszc.hu/
We were able to take possession of our new and modern home at the beginning of last year, but the investment will continue in January this year. As a result, in addition to 9 changing rooms and their associated social rooms, we will have a warm-up area and gym, an outdoor gym and sports court, hockey training system, and accommodation for up to 35 people.
If you are interested, feel free to connect with us at one of the contacts below!