Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting
Offices of Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano
River Chateau Hotel
7 & 8th June 2013
Marijke Fleuren (President) (part), Carola Meyer, Jorge Alcover, Mika Rihtilä (part), Leonardas Caikauskas, Jean-Christophe Capelle, Ludmila Pastorova, Jerzy Smorawinski
Apologies for Absence:
Angus Kirkland, EHF Director General
Jane Brennan, EHF Administration Officer
Wiert Doyer, EHF Competitions Committee – Outdoor, Chair (part)
Casper Guldbrandsen, EHF Competitions Committee – Indoor, Secretary (part)
Sheila Morrow, EHF Regulations Working Group, Chair (part)
Dariusz Kurc, EHF Competitions Manager (part)
Siobhan Madeley, EHF Communications Manager (part)
Sabina Zampetti, EHF Communications Committee member (part)
The Minutes of the meeting held on 8 th & 9 th March in Brussels, were signed by the President as a true record.
The President welcomed the Executive Board to Rome for the second meeting of 2013. She thanked Lisa Caproni and Sabina Zampetti for their help in preparations for the meeting and introduced and welcomed Luca di Mauro, President of the Italian Hockey Federation.
Luca welcomed the Executive Board to Rome, he thanked the President for taking the initiative and arranging the dinner with Guido Braca’s family the previous day.
He went on to say that hockey is not the main sport in Italy therefore it is very important to have the visit of the EHF Executive Board and he thanked the President for this.
He assured the Board that Italy could be counted on for hosting meetings and tournaments for the EHF.
He then invited the Board to attend the event ‘Hockeyland’ which was currently taking place in Rome as a celebration of Italian Hockey. He presented the President with a gift.
The President, thanked Luca for his warm welcome and indeed the opportunity to meet in CONI – the offices of the Italian Olympic Committee. She went on to say that it was a very special room and the Executive Board were humbled to be there. She also said that it is a good signal to the world that the sport of hockey is still an Olympic Sport, although we seem to be in stormy weather.
She noted that many important issues would be discussed during the upcoming meeting including competitions and also our upcoming General Assembly – the theme of which is Hands On –, and of course what EHF can do to contribute to the Olympic status of our sport. The President then presented a gift of a pennant to the President of the Italian Hockey Federation.