Month: April 2015

Warm up games in advance of EuroHockey Championships 2015

In the lead up to EuroHockey Championships this summer, there will be many test games between Nations. Last weekend in Helsinki the #RoadtotheEuros got underway as Finland hosted Lithuanian men’s national team in a friendly series of games. The first match today resulted a 0-0 draw, but Lithuania was the team that improved the most over the weekend, taking the second game 4-0. EHF Treasurer and President of Finnish Hockey, Mika Rihtilä, was on hand to make the awards.  ...

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UDP Group 9 Launches in Vienna

Late in April, members of the newly formed group 9 of the EHF Umpire Development Programme (UDP) made their short trip across Europe to start their UDP journey in Vienna, Austria. This group is led by two  experienced mentors,  Andy Mair (SCO)  and Karen Evans (WAL) and has six members Paul van den Assum(NED) Gavin Cruickshanks(SCO) Sébastien Michielsen(BEL) Robert Papalecca(AUT) Nathan Stenier (BEL) Rachel Williams(ENG) The six umpires were greeted by EHF Vice-President and Development Coordination Committee Chair, Carola Meyer and Jean Duncan, EHF Education Committee member. The umpires came prepared, as they had already been assigned some ‘homework’:...

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Thousands of additional EuroHockey tickets on sale next week

Missed out on Unibet EuroHockey Championships 2015 Finals tickets? Additional tickets are on sale soon….. England Hockey announced today that due to the high demand, thousands of additional tickets will go on sale next week for the Unibet EuroHockey Championships 2015. Many sessions had already sold out so the exciting decision was made to expand the seating capacity at the stadium to allow more hockey fans to enjoy the event. A priority purchase window to reward existing ticket holders will open at 12 noon on 27 April, so they get first access to the Finals and other sold out sessions. All remaining...

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EHF and Musco Lighting announce a lighting Grant for Europe.

Last November last year we announced this fantastic Grant – the closing date is coming up soon – has your club applied?????  The EHF is pleased to announce a new Grant Scheme for floodlighting with its long term partner Musco Lighting. At the launch of the new Grant scheme during the recent EHF General Assembly, the EHF President, Marijke Fleuren said “The EHF is delighted to announce in conjunction with its long standing partner Musco Lighting a Grant Programme for Clubs, schools and all hockey facilities across Europe. This agreement with Musco Lighting allows us to further promote the development...

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FIH President, Leandro Negre is elected to ASOIF Council

At yesterday’s  General Assembly of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) held in Sochi, Russia, the FIH President Leandro Negre was elected to the ASOIF Council for a four-year period. Leandro received 20 out of 28 votes in the first round. Following the election, the Leandro said: “I am immensely honoured and would like to thank the ASOIF family for their trust and support. After over six years as FIH President and having served as both a Continental and National Association President before that, I am convinced that I can make a positive contribution for the benefit of all ASOIF...

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