On Thursday morning the official opening ceremony of the second Six Nations Cup took place in the Georg-Gaßmann-Stadium.
The event started with the speech of the head of the sports department Björn Backes. He welcomed all guests, nations and sponsors. The teams of the twinned towns of Marburg, Poitiers, Sibiu and Maribor, as well as the clubs of Marburg came in the Georg-Gaßmann-Stadium accompanied with their national anthems.
During the greeting and the official opening ceremony of the Six Nations Cup, by the mayor Dr. Franz Kahle, the national flags were set up.
In the afternoon the athletes had the possibility to explore the old city center of Marburg and the castle on a guided city-tour. Therefor the participants were divided in English and French speaking groups. They visited a lot of striking sights all over the City.
Finally we welcome our guests from Poitiers!
At about 8:30 p.m. all teams were complete. Immediately the next item on the program started: The presentation of the twinned towns. After the presentations of the organizers and the advisors, the foreign teams had 10 minutes time to present themselves.
At about 7 p.m. we welcomed the teams from Sibiu. They were coming with two buses. In the meantime we got the message that our guests from Poitiers will come later as they’ve planned. During this time our chefs of barbeque had to work hard to handle the big amount of hungry kids from Sibiu. Step by step the girls and boys from the teams of Marburg arrived.
Afterwards the athletes got a first impression of the varied training-possibilities at the
Georg-Gaßmann-Stadium. After the long journey they were really hungry. The
chefs of barbeque started immediately to prepare the sausages and steaks.
Welcome to the team from Maribor!
Earlier as we have expected, we welcomed our guests from Maribor at the Georg-Gaßmann-Stadium. After the teens moved in their dorms, every participant received a
welcome-bag with important information about the Six Nations Cup 2015.