2015 EHL and EHCCC Final Rankings announced

01.06.2015, Brussels: The EHF has released today the Final Rankings for the 2015 EHL and EHCCC Season. In the 2016 EuroHockey Club Champions Cup for Women, club sides from Netherlands, England, Germany, Spain, Ireland and Russia are qualified to compete, with...

Final Day of the EuroHockey Challenges, Wettingen, Lousada and Zagreb

25.05.2015, Brussels: The Final Day of the EuroHockey Club Challenges in Wettingen, Lousada and Zagreb concluded today with lots still at stake for a number of teams. At the EuroHockey Club Challenge I, Wettingen, Cardiff & Met and HC Rotweiss Wettingen ensured...

Stroitel Brest are EuroHockey Trophy Champions

25:05:2015, Brussels: After 16 games the 2015 EuroHockey Trophy winners are known! Stroitel Brest were crowned Champions, at Three Rock Rovers HC, Dublin. Player of the tournament Artem Ozerskyi inspired SC Stroitel Brest to a 3-1 win in the final of the Tilman Brewin...

EuroHockey Club Trophy, Dublin, all still to play for!

23.05.2015, Brussels: Day 2 at the EuroHockey Club Trophy in Dublin and the pools are shaping up for the Final games on Monday: Atasport 3 (S Nazir, A Nadirov, V A Butt) Whitchurch 1 (P Wilkinson) Atasport kept their interest in topping the table alive with a strong...

EuroHockey Club Challenges, Friday update

EuroHockey Club Challenge I, Wettingen  Day 1,game 1 and AHTC just got the better of HAHK beating them 4-2. Navax AHTC Wien 11 2 GERÖ Mathias Penalty Corner Goal 1 - 0 Navax AHTC Wien 13 21 MONGHY Maximilian Field Goal 2 - 0 Navax AHTC Wien 34 2 GERÖ Mathias Penalty...

EuroHockey Club Challenge IV, Day 1 gets underway

21.05.2015, Brussels: Highway HC's Ali Akin Özkilic puts 4 past Aker to top Pool B after day I in Santa Maria de Lamas. In the opening game in Santa Maria de Lamas it was the Floriana Young Stars from Malta who took all 5 points from their opening game against HC...

Women’s Club Champions Trophy in Minsk – Day one

The EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy, Women, began in Minsk today. The day started with 2 match ups from pool B: Atasport v MSC Sumchanka opened the tournament, with a close game, which ultimately went to the Azerbaijani team. Atasport v MSC Sumchanka 2:1 (1-0)...

EuroHockey Club Challenges the coaches have their say…

21.05.2015, Brussels: Our Final preview looks at the remaining Men's events taking place in Wettingen, Lousada and Zagreb. We were lucky enough to have a quick catch up with the coaches before the start of play tomorrow: EuroHockey Club Challenge I, Wettingen Kurt...

EuroHockey Women’s Club Tournaments

19.05.2015, Brussels: As we continue our preview of the EuroHockey Club Tournaments this weekend, we focus on the Women's events. As the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup (EHCCC) was held in SCHC at Easter, the 4 remaining divisions will take place over this coming...

CFU Lamas to host the EuroHockey Club Challenge IV

Brussels, 15/05/2015: Today we focus on CFU Lamas who are hosting the EuroHockey Club Challenge IV next weekend. CFU Lamas, no strangers to EuroHockey club events, who last played in the EuroHockey Club Challenge II in 2012, will be hoping to earn promotion from this...

Three Rock Rovers HC, hosts of the EuroHockey Club Trophy; Men

Brussels: 14/05/2015: As the EHF gears up to host 9 EuroHockey Tournaments over Whitsun in Dublin, Minsk, Wettingen, Lousada, Zagreb, Santa Maria De Lamas, Vienna and Mérignac, we are proud to bring you some news from our 9 wonderful hosts who will work tirelessly to...

2016 Indoor Club Venues announced

Following the meeting of the EHF Competitions Committee Indoor Meeting last weekend, the EHF has announced the venues, pools and dates for the 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Club Venues. Harvestehuder THC (GER) will host the Men's Club Cup and HC Minsk (BLR) the Women's...

President visits Welsh National Youth Finals

06.05.2015, Brussels: EHF President Maijke Fleuren had the pleasure to visit Wrexham last Saturday to watch and enjoy the Welsh National Youth Finals. A real Festival of hockey  with Under 11, 13, 15 and 18 boys and girls battling it out to become 'Cymru' Champions....

EHF Hall of Famer, Santi Freixa, 18 months on…

05.05.2015, Brussels: As the EHF President is poised to invite two new inductees, it was our immense pleasure to catch up with our Hall of Famers to catch up on what they have been doing in and out of hockey over the past 18 months... First up! Santi Freixa - 18...

Scottish and Spainish play-offs will be live streamed this weekend!

Looking for a hockey fix? Or can't make it to support your team in the Scottish or Spanish playoffs this weekend?   Click on the links below, or bookmark our page Upcoming TV and Streaming in Europe.   SCOTLAND: Live-streaming – 2nd/3rd May – Scottish...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

Unibet Announced as Title Sponsor of the EuroHockey Championships 2015

Wednesday 15 April 2015, London: England Hockey and the European Hockey Federation is delighted to announce that online gambling operator Unibet has signed an agreement to become Title Sponsor of the EuroHockey Championships 2015, which will be staged in London on...

A week on… some memories of the Rabobank EHCCC 2015

A week after SCHC were crowned EuroHockey Club Champions 2015, we had a look back over at the highs and lows of the Final game,which finished SCHC 2 Den Bosch 2. The hosts won the shootout with some incredible performances not only from their players but their...

9 weeks to go – Bustling Buenos Aires

The second largest city in South America, Buenos Aires is bold, expansive and vibrant.  And for the 10 teams competing in the men’s Hockey World League Semi-Finals, it is the backdrop to one of the most important events in this year’s hockey calendar. Competing in...

9 weeks to go…. Diamond destination!

Home to fries, chocolate and diamonds, quirky Antwerp is the only venue to host both a men’s and a women’s event in this year’s HWL Semi-Final. And so in June, 20 hockey teams will be descending on the Belgium city looking for a top three finish and a ticket to Rio...

Umpire Manager Refresher Course

The EHF is hosting a Refresher Course for all EHF Umpires Managers to be held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August in London during the first weekend of the EuroHockey Championships, Women and Men. This is a fantastic opportunity for our Umpire Managers to discuss...

Nomination Period for Indoor 2016 Appointments

The Nomination period for Indoor 2016 officially opened on FRIDAY March 6th, 2015. It will remain open for six weeks, ending on FRIDAY April 17th, 2015. No nominations will be accepted outside the designated periods, so if you encounter any problems please let me...

Umpires 4 Europe – Class of 2015!

The EHF Education Committee, Working group Umpires has announced the latest class of umpires chosen for the U4E programme. The U4E programme will take the umpires to a practical weekend in Breda, as well as several webinars. Each umpire will be assigned a mentor, who...

Jons Hensel is Awarded the Presidents Award

07:04:2015, Bloemendaal: As the curtain came down on a stunning 2015 EHL, Jons Hensel, Chairman of the EHL for the past number of years stood down and as a mark of respect and thanks for his tremendous work, the EHF President, Marijke Fleuren presented him with the...

S.C.H.C. are European Champions!

06:04:2015, Bilthoven: The fairtytale ending that the hosts had dreamed of since the day they offered to host the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup came to fruition as Maike STÖCKEL slotted home her second shoot out in sudden death and SCHC keeper Floortje ENGELS...

Canterbury and Surbiton the early winners on the Final Day of EHCCC

06:04:2015, Bilthoven: Today in Bilthoven, all games count towards the final ranking points on offer for all teams, so each result will count when the EHF calculates the points and rankings for the 2016 EuroHockey Club Tournaments. The Final Rankings and make up of...

UDP at EHCCC

06:04.2016, Bilthoven: The EHF's Top Umpiring programme proves itself again as no less than 5 of the 10 Umpires at the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup are graduates or still in the UDP system. Huge congrats to ( pictured) Céline Martin Schmets (group 2), Sarah Wilson...

Irish eyes are smiling along with the sun at EHCCC in Bilthoven

05.04.2015, Bilthoven: At the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup here in Bilthoven, again we have knock out games as teams today will play for 5th/6th and 7th/8th rankings tomorrow. So today’s games are vital for the teams to win and ensure they maximize their ranking...

It’s an All Dutch Final at the 2015 EHCCC

04.04.2015, Bilthoven: The dream is alive for first time hosts SCHC as they burst their way into the Final of the EHCCC 2015 with a 2-1 win over the German Champions Rot Weiss Koln. However it was 's Hertogenbosch that secured the first place in the semi's with a...

TCP at EHL

12 coaches from 9 countries gathered in Bloemendaal for the start of their 3 year TCP Programme.  The EHF Top Coaches Programme (TCP) was launched in 2013 and is EHF’s top tier programme. These National Associations are invited in August of each year to nominate...

OranjeZwart land the Junior EHL title

Apr 04 2015, Bloemendaal: Oranje Zwart claimed the Junior Euro Hockey League title following six high octane battles at Bloemendaal on Good Friday, holding off the intentions of Atletic Terrassa, KHC Dragons and UHC Hamburg. In the end, the crucial match proved the...

Favourites through to the EHCCC2015 Semi-finals

With every game being a knockout and every game needing a result, it was a highly entertaining day here in Bilthoven. With 2 shootouts required and 2 games being decided during the 70 minutes of play. Surbiton v Club de Campo The opening game of EHCCC2015 was...

EHCCCC – what the coaches had to say

02:04:2015, Brussels: Tomorrow we get underway at SCHC for the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. In it's new format, the first round of games are knock-out with the winners going directly to the semi-final and the losers then going to play...

EHCCC – A family day out!

31:03:2015, Brussels: In addition to 12 fantastic games of hockey at the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup, the hosts, SCHC have created something very unique and special for their first ever hosting of this Event. On each day they have created side-events to ensure that...

EHL signs an exclusive multiyear agreement with NOS

01.04.2015, Brussels: Euro Hockey League (EHL) is very excited to announce a 4-year deal with Dutch national television broadcaster NOS. The agreement sees NOS commit to broadcasting the most important matches each season in the EHL with a specific emphasis on the...

Are you ready for EHCCC?

31:03:2015, Brussels: On Friday we start! 3rd – 6th Apr, at SCHC, Bilthoven the best 8 European Women’s club face eachother to see who will be the EuroHockey Club Champions 2015 and take away the €5,000 cheque from the EHF. It is great news that the Semi-finals...

2015 – EHF Executive Board, 27/28 March

Executive Board Meeting Brussels, Belgium 27th & 28th March 2015 The Executive Board of the European Hockey Federation met for the first time in 2015 over the weekend, in Brussels, Belgium. The full Board was in attendance and there was lively debate and...

Technical Officials Seminar in Brussels, Belgium

The EHF Education Committee - Working Group Officials held a Technical Officials Seminar 27th - 29th March in Brussels, Belgium. The seminar is for those officials who have experience in working as a tournament Judge or TO and have potential to act as Technical...

EHF Executive Board holds its first meeting of the year in Brussels

The EHF Executive Board will hold its first meeting of 2015, 27th - 28th March in the EHF Office in Brussels, Belgium. The Board will review reports from the following committees: - Competitions Indoor - Competitions Outdoor - Education - Development Projects -...

Track hockey in Europe – Live and Streaming

26:03:2015, Brussels: Today we launched a new feature on our site, centrally located to links where you can watch hockey, both TV live games and streaming. Announcing the new page, the EHF Director General, Angus Kirkland said "It is one of our strategic objectives to...

9 European teams confirmed for World Hockey League Semi-Finals

Following the completion of the World Hockey League Round 2 in Dublin, the FIH is pleased to announce the line-ups for the women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final tournaments which will take place in Spain and Belgium later this year. The Semi-Final phase really is the...

Get & Give at the EHF Central Region Hockey Forum

Last weekend 5 nations met in Croatia to discuss cross border partnership opportunities and plan for the next 2 years, and we took advantage of this opportunity to arrange for another Get & Give exchange! Koninklikke Nederlandse Hockeybond (KNHB) and Dutch clubs...

EHF Central Region Hockey Forum – Zagreb, Croatia

This past weekend, March 22nd - 23rd, five nations met in Croatia to discuss cross border partnership opportunities and plan for the next 2 years. Representatives from Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary,  Italy, Serbia and EHF debated many points but the key areas covered...

UDP Umpires – Around the World

UDP  umpires have been making the rounds around the world, participating in World League events and test matches before the start of the European Club season. Violeta Eismayer, Ana Faias & Claire Druijts were seen in action at the World League Round 2 in Dublin....

A Sporting Hero – Nikki Symmons

Brussels 19:03:2015 - The EHF is very proud to ask for your help in getting Ireland's most capped hockey player in Ireland, Nikki Symmons to be voted SportAccord Sport Hero 2015. She is shortlisted with some top athletes including Jonny Wilkinson from Rugby, Karen...

FIH announces men’s HWL Semi-Final line-ups

Lausanne 19:03:2015: Following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events in Singapore, San Diego and Cape Town, we can now reveal the line-ups for the men’s Semi-Final (Round 3) events that will take place in Buenos Aires (ARG) and Antwerp (BEL) later...

Eurosport 2 to cover 11 of the 16 EHL KO16 and Final 4 Games

Brussels, March 18, 2015: EHL adjusts KO16/Final 4 match schedule due to coverage by Eurosport The fixture schedule for the KO16/FINAL4 of the Euro Hockey League has been adjusted for television purposes with Eurosport 2 set to broadcast 11 of the 16 games. The first...

Stadium capacity to be increased for the 2015 EuroHockey Championships

Tuesday 17 March 2015: Following extremely high demand for tickets, which has resulted in both Finals days and other key sessions selling out, England Hockey and The European Hockey Federation have made the decision to expand Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre’s...

UDP – March 2015 Update

Some of our UDP umpires have been busy these past few months. Oliver Tarnoczi (UDP Group 6) and Pietro Galligani (UDP Group 7) recently umpired at the World League Round 2 in San Diego, USA. Pietro was also in action as a neutral umpire at the EuroHockey Indoor Club...

2015 EuroHockey Championships Broadcast Coverage set to grow

09.03.2015: England Hockey and the European Hockey Federation are delighted to announce that the EuroHockey Championships 2015 will be broadcasted live across key European territories. The action will be played out over 10 days in front of thousands of fans on Queen...

Dansk Double Gold on International Women’s Day

09.03.2014: As the world of sport celebrated International Women's day with the focus on world wide sport looking for equality in gender, it was a very appropriate and poignant day for Slagelse HK  as they celebrated double gold for their women and men in the Dansk...

Ireland and Austria secure World League 3 berths

Player of the Tournament Shane O’Donoghue made his mark on the Hockey World League for the second day in succession by scoring the winner goal as Ireland (FIH World Ranking: 12) claimed a 2-1 triumph over Austria (WR: 18) in the final of the men’s Round 2 event in San...

EHF Development Projects Committee meets in EHF Office in Brussels

The EHF Development Projects Committee held its meeting on Sunday, March 8th,  in the EHF Office in Brussels. The Committee discussed its plans for the rest of 2015, including identifying the key nations targeted for growth in 2016. The day's agenda included the...

A generation inspired! Junior Hockey club membership up by 40%

07.03.2014: England Hockey is delighted to announce its latest figures revealing that Club Hockey participation amongst under 16’s has grown by 40% since 2011. Overall participation in clubs is also up 16% on 2011 as hockey clubs continue to welcome new members every...

Education Committee meets in EHF Office in Brussels

The EHF Education Committee will hold its meeting today in the EHF office in Brussels. The committee will discuss its planning for the rest of 2015. The three working groups (Officials, Umpires and Coaches) will give updates on the actions from the last few months....

UDP Umpires at the Indoor Hockey World Cup

UDP at the Indoor World Cup UDP was well represented at the recent Indoor World Cup in Leipzig. The following umpires and mentors were on the World Stage in Leipzig: Group 1           Ana Fais (POR) Geoff Conn (Ire) Group 2           David Sweetman (SCO) Group 3...

Quarter Final line up at World Hockey League 2

04.03.2015: The Pool games are complete, the business end of the Tournament starts tomorrow with the KO quarter final line-up now known.  The Pool games are complete, the business end of the Tournament starts tomorrow with the KO quarter final line-up now known....

EHL early bird offer ends tomorrow Thursday 5th March!

Tickets are on sale for this year’s EHL KO16/FINAL4 joint event via our online ticket sales site, with a 10% discount on all tickets until tomorrow. The Easter festival of hockey runs from Wednesday 1 April to Monday 6 April in HC Bloemendaal with 16 of Europe’s best...

In memory of the passing of Georges Corbel and Jan Vaněk

This week the hockey family lost 2 dear friends of hockey. Our thoughts are with their families, friends and the French and Czech Federations.  Georges Corbel, former French international hockey player and former President of the Fédération Française de Hockey (FFH),...

The deadline for Umpires for Europe is looming!

02.03.2015: Applications are closing on 5th March for the EHF's U4E.    Applications are closing on 5th March for the EHF's U4E. Following its launch in 2013, U4E has proved both highly popular and highly successful. Many U4E umpires have already gone on to...

An important road map on the Road to Rio from the FIH

The action-packed Hockey World League is renowned for giving every hockey-playing nation on earth a direct route to qualifying for the biggest international events. In the first edition of the mammoth two year, four round competition, the chance to compete at the 2014...

Austria, Ireland, Italy and Russia on the Road to Rio!

The third of six Hockey World League Round 2 events gets underway in San Diego this afternoon. Ireland, Austria, Chile, Italy, Canada, Russia, Trinidad & Tobago and host nation USA doing battle in the California sunshine in the hope of landing a place in the...

Alastair Cox announced as new FIH Facilities Manager

The FIH has announced the appointment of Alastair Cox as their new Facilities Manager. Industry big hitter Alastair has 36 years’ experience of the testing and setting of standards for the performance and durability of synthetic sports surfaces. He joins the FIH in a...

Italy qualify for World League Round 3

Italy justified their status as pre-tournament favourites by winning the Hockey World League Round 2 event in Montevideo courtesy of a 4-0 final victory over host nation Uruguay. The Italians (FIH World Ranking: 17) produced a dominant display against the lower-ranked...

3 Venues, 3 Cups – 1 Champion of Europe!

After 3 intense days of hockey, 56 games, 442 goals, the Final weekend of the EuroHockey Indoor season ended with 3 Cups and 1 Champion of Europe. Uhlenhorster (featured) became European Champions, beating Club de Campo in an emphatic fashion, 8-0, at the EuroHockey...

EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships, Women, Day 2 Round up

EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup 2015, Siauliai, Lithuania Day 2 at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup 2015 and the games today have lined-up some interesting battles tomorrow. In the stadium in Siauliai 8 exciting games were played.  At the first half of...

EuroHockey Indoor Club Championship, Women – Day One – Roundup

Play got underway at the EuroHockey Indoor Clubs for Women in Siauliai, Vienna and Ankara. EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup, Siauliai Day one started with all 8 teams playing two matches. In exciting Siauliai arena there were many spirited battles as well as few big...

EHL announced today that PRO SPORT has sold its shares in EHL

EHL announced today that PRO SPORT has sold its shares in EHL M & M B.V. and EHL Licensing B.V. to the European Hockey Federation (EHF) and MEDIAPRO, a Spanish based, leading international audio-visual services provider and sports rights management group. With...

1,000 km, 12 hours and still smiling!

What is dedication to sport? Hours and hours of training, good nutrition, learning, what about if you also add a bus trip of 12 hours and over 1,000km after all that just to get to the event, and are smiling at the end???? As all our teams start their journey to the...