Month: September 2016

#FridayFocus – EHF Education

Our #FridayFocus features have shined a light these past few months on all our Education and Development activities, from #UDP to #ParaHockey and everything in between. This Friday, we turn our focus to the Education Committee itself. They are the architects of all our Educational programmes, and in many cases, also act as conductors and facilitators. The Education Committee is divided into 3 working groups, which focus on the 3 main groups targeted by EHF: Coaches, Umpires and Officials. The Committee is chaired by Inez Cooper, who is also an Executive Board Member, and assisted and supported by EHF...

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A hundred year milestone!

On Tuesday 20th September 2016 Des Simon, a Past President of the former Irish Hockey Union and Hockey Ireland Honorary Life Member, celebrated his 100th Birthday. Des, a long standing member of Cliftonville Hockey Club, has made an immense contribution to Ulster and Irish Hockey. In addition to his roles above he has been President and Honorary Secretary of the Ulster Branch and was awarded his FIH Badge when he took up umpiring after his playing days were over. David Balbirnie, Member of Honour of the EHF and candidate for the FIH Presidency was delighted to be amongst the...

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Sue Catton re-stands for FIH Board

28th October 2019, Brussels: Next up in our series of articles on the European candidates for the FIH elections is Sue Catton, England, who is stranding for re-election to the FIH Board.  We in the EHF have had the privilege of working closely with Sue especially during the Unibet EuroHockey Championships in London where she was the Event Manager, so we are in no doubt of her capabilities and passion for our sport.  Her CV is exemplary with experience of hockey both on and off the pitch! She has played hockey all her life, representing England in latter years...

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#FridayFocus – Supporting National Growth in Serbia

Nine young coaches from  Serbia, Bulgaria and FYROM met in Zrenjanin, Serbia last weekend (16 -18 September) to prepare for their FIH Academy/EHF Level 1 Coach award. Three of the coaches were women, who came from three different towns in Serbia. Coach Educators Norman Hughes and Antonio Antonov were present and held several sessions throughout the weekend, including styles of communication, and the role of the coach. Saturday saw the group spend a full day on the pitch, discussing how to best coach for basic skills with a group of U12 children. The skills covered included: ·         The grips...

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#FridayFocus – Meet #UDP Group 11!

The European Hockey Federation is  delighted to announce the  umpires who have been selected to UDP Group 11 (2017 – 2019): Sandra Adell Puig (ESP) Michael Dutrieux (BEL) Miriam Gero (AUT) Kevin Roberts (WAL) Anne van den Bosch (BEL) Hristiyan Vasilev (BUL) With the introduction of the Umpiring Pathway, selection this year took a new approach. The umpires were part of the U4E group who umpired at the Push HC Trophy in Breda in August, which allowed the umpires to be judged on their live performance over the weekend. The Pathway is already showing great signs, as two of the umpire selected for...

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