From 9th till 12th of August, in the Italian town of Collecchio, was held the sixth European Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy. MRYT is competition for boys and girls between 10 and 13 years old. This year two Croatian clubs participated, Princ Zagreb and Špansko Panthers. Both teams achieved excellent results and returned with medals. Princ ended up 2nd in the Sports Division while the Panthers took the 3rd place in the Future Division.
13 teams came to Collecchio to be divided into two divisions – Sport division and Future division.
Sport division was for those more experienced teams and the final standings were:
1. Italy 1 (ITA)
2. Princ Zagreb (CRO)
3. Joudrs Orange (CZE)
4. Italy 2 (ITA)
5. Moscow 1 (RUS)
6. Czech Stars (CZE)
Future division was open for the teams, who consisted of novices and younger players. For some of the teams in this division, this was the first attendance at an international tournament – Catalunya (ESP), Turkey, Merklin (CZE). The final standings were: