TJ Sokol Mariánské Hory

TJ Sokol Mariánské Hory is a Czech rugby club based in Mariánské Hory, Ostrava. They currently play in the KB První Liga.

TJ Sokol Mariánské Hory
Full nameTělocvičná jednota Sokol Mariánské Hory
Founded1947
LocationOstrava, Czech Republic
PresidentCzech Republic Dalibor Čech
Coach(es)Czech RepublicDalibor Čech, Robert Vann
League(s)[2.Liga]]
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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1947. On 4 July of that year, they played their first match against a team called Slavia Brno.

In 1949 the club played against CFR Bucharest, their first match against opponents outside Czechoslovakia.

In 1979 they reached the final of the Czechoslovak Cup, losing to Praga Rugby 34-14.

More recently, in 2005, they won the Overton International Festival in Overton, England.

Historical namesEdit

  • Sokol Vítkovické Železárny (1947–53)
  • Baník VŽKG Ostrava (1953–56)
  • VŽKG Ostrava (1956–60)
  • Lokomotiva Ostrava (1960–97)
  • Sokol Mariánské Hory

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