Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting
London & Partners Office
20th August 2015
Marijke Fleuren (President), Carola Meyer, Mika Rihtilä, Jorge Alcover, Leonardas Caikauskas, Inez Cooper, Bjorn Isberg, Walter Kapounek, Angus Kirkland, Simon Mason, Ludmila Pastorova, Gianni Rossi
Apologies for Absence:
Jane Brennan, Operations Manager
The Minutes of the meetings held on the 19th & 20th June in Brussels, Belgium were signed by the President as a true record.
The President welcomed the Executive Board to London, and thanked England Hockey, and London & Partners for arranging the wonderful location for the Executive Board meeting which provided beautiful views over iconic London landmarks.
Since the last Board meeting several tournaments were successfully held around Europe:
U18 Youth Championships took place in Santandar, with Championship II Men Boys in Calais, Girls in Mori, and Championship III Boys in Minsk, Girls in Sveti Ivan Zelina.
The President congratulated the winners in Santandar Germany (Boys) and the Netherlands (Girls), as well as all the teams earning promotion.
Championships II, III & IV
Championship II Men & Women took place in Prague, with other tournaments being held in Lisbon, Vilnius and Sveti Ivan Zelina again.
The President congratulated all teams who had earned promotion, in particular Poland & Austria men and Ireland and Czech Republic Women who will take part in the EuroHockey Championships in 2017
Marijke Fleuren reported on the most recent meeting of the FIH Executive Board
The President reported that it would shortly be announced that the FIH EB had accepted unanimously to revert back to 6 v 6 for Hockey Indoor. It was also apparent that other innovations would be considered on the coming months.
The President also reported that a presentation was received on the future Event Portfolio. It was clear a lot of work had been done but a lot more was needed to do. The President stressed that we, as Europe, could offer 30 days of top Hockey for TV broadcasters. It is important therefore that our top events continue to be an integral part of any new portfolio.
27th General Assembly, London, England
The Director General reported on the EHF General Assembly.
The procedure and agenda for the 27th General Assembly due to take place on 21st August was discussed and agreed.
Any Other Business
The President thanked the Board for their contributions and noted that she looked forward to an excellent General Assembly and EuroHockey Championships over the coming days.