Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 – an update

13th June 2016: Following yesterday's rest day, we had a quick look at the update on what's happening at the Men's Hero Hockey Champions Trophy in London. With 3 of the 6 teams coming from Europe, there' plenty to whet the appetite of hockey fans in Europe! After 2...

#FridayFocus – Bulgarian Hockey Federation celebrates 25 years!

Bulgarian Hockey Federation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! While Hockey has been part of Bulgaria since the end of the 19th century, there was a lull in the sport until the 1990s, when a reinvigorated group of hockey enthusiasts got together to officially form...

London’s calling – European teams intend to answer!

Tomorrow, Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre will open its doors and welcome thousands of sports fans eager to witness the 'Best of the Best' at the men’s and women’s Hockey Champions Trophies 2016. The London 2012 Olympic legacy facility is playing host to the...

2016 – EHF Executive Board Meeting, 3/4 June

The Executive Board of the European Hockey Federation met for the second time in 2016 over the weekend in Stockholm, Sweden. The Board was in full attendance. The President thanked the Swedish Hockey Association and in particular Bjorn Isberg for their hospitality...

2016 FIH Rule Changes – Indoor Hockey

Based on recommendations from the FIH Rules Committee, the FIH Executive Board has agreed a number of changes to the Rules of Indoor Hockey. These changes formally take effect from 1 January 2017. However, the EHF Executive Board has agreed that EHF Member...

EHF Executive Board meets in Stockholm, Sweden

The Executive Board of the European Hockey Federation met for the second time in 2016 over the weekend in Stockholm, Sweden. The Board was in full attendance. The President thanked the Swedish Hockey Association and in particular Bjorn Isberg for their hospitality...

#MotivationMonday – Rotterdam HC into the Guinness Book of Records!

6th June 2016: The 27th of May was no ordinary day for HC Rotterdam, but what a #MotivationMonday day it was as they played their way into the Guinness Book of  Records! HC Rotterdam youth members managed the greatest exercise ever delivered as they took their in the...

#FridayFocus – Twinning in action: MHC Oosterbeek and HC Spartanac

Dutch Club MHC Oosterbeek has cemented its Twinning link with HC Spartanac from Split, Croatia. HC Spartanac is a recently founded club and two of its founding members and head coaches, Nikola Barbarić and Luka Androja were in Oosterbeek 20 – 25 May to observe and...

Executive Board meets in Stockholm, Sweden

The EHF Executive Board is meeting in Stockholm, Sweden this weekend, for its second meeting of 2016. The Executive Board will hear the following reports: - Competitions Co-Ordination Committee - Competitions Indoor and Outdoor Committees - EHL - Development Projects...

Banbridge HC to host EHL Round 1

The EHL and the EHF are proud to announce Banbridge Hockey Club will host EHL Round 1 of the Euro Hockey League from October 7 to 9, 2016 as the competition moves to Ireland for the very first time for its 10th edition. It comes just a few weeks since the conclusion...

#MotivationMonday – EuroHockey Whitsun – The Facts!

30th May 2016, Brussels; Following a really successful 2016 EuroHockey Whitsun, with 10 EuroHockey events all over Europe, the EHF has released today the stats! With 133 matches yielding over 600 goals, it really is a #MotivationMonday!  Thanks to all the hosts, the...

#FridayFocus – Umpiring Pathway and U4E umpires for 2016 announced!

The EHF Umpiring Pathway brings our top 2 tier umpiring programmes (Umpires 4 Europe and Umpires Development Programme) and creates a definite link between them. The umpiring event in Breda, which traditionally has been the opening event for the U4E programme will now...

Ireland and Wales earn extra EHL spot

May 24 2016; Ireland and Wales are the main movers in the latest Euro Hockey League with both increasing their quota of teams in the elite club competition for the 2016/17 at the expense of Russia and Austria. It follows the release of the latest final ranking...

2017 EHCCC – the teams!

24th May 2016, Brussels; The EHF is delighted to announce the teams that will play in the 2017 EHCCC. The breakdown of national representation for the women’s EuroHockey Club Champions Cup will remain the same for the 2016/17 season following last week’s Cup in...

#MotivationMonday – Women to inspire you!

23rd May 2016, Brussels; So it's #MotivationMonday and as the European Club season ends, we reflect back on some of the inspirational players during the recent EHCCC who performed as part of their teams but with some exceptional performances to earn #TheBestoftheBest:...

#FridayFocus – ParaHockey at EHL Final4

During the EHL Final4 this past weekend in Barcelona, a ParaHockey exhibition match was played on the Pau Negre Stadium on May 14th. Before Atlètic de Terrassa, Kampong, Amsterdam H&BC and Harvestehuder came on the pitch to play, two regional selection ParaHockey...

#FridayFocus – TCP Coaches at the EHCCC in Bilthoven with Polytan

This past weekend saw us feature some great hockey around Europe for our Club Tournaments. Our Top Coaches Programme held its opening seminar of the year at the Women's EuroHockey Club Champions Cup (EHCCC) in Bilthoven this past weekend. The TCP Seminar ran from...

Congratulations Marijke!

19th May 2016, Brussels; During the weekend of the EHL Finals the EHF President, Marijke Fleuren has been awarded the Catalan Hockey Federation Golden Pin award.  The award was presented by President of Catalan Federation -  Mr. Narcis Carrió, pictured with Marijke. ...

Den Bosch are Champions of Europe

16th May 2016: In a re-run of last year's Final of the EHCCC, once again SCHC faced their arch rival Den Bosch. In an incredibly tight game, with only a goal apiece, it took a Shoot Out to decide who would be Champions of Europe. Den Bosch opened the scoring via a...

Surbiton and Canterbury take the honours – EHCCC

15th May 2016; England teams Surbiton and Canterbury take all the honours at today's EHCCC.  The day started at 10 o’clock. At that moment it was still quite quiet at SCHC. Around quarter to eleven the first match of the day began between Surbiton and Krylatskoye....

Day 3 at the Men’s EuroHockey Trophy and Challenges heats up

After another great day of European Hockey, here's the latest round up of all our men's competitions around Europe. Follow our coverage of events our Twitter (@eurohockeyorg), our Facebook page (European Hockey Federation), our instagram(eurohockeyorg), and our...

Day 3 for Women’s EuroHockey Trophy and Challenges

After another great day of European Hockey, here's the latest round up of all our women's  competitions around Europe. Follow our coverage of events our Twitter (@eurohockeyorg), our Facebook page (European Hockey Federation), our instagram(eurohockeyorg), and our...

EuroHockey – Where to Watch?

13th May 2016, Brussels; EuroHockey - Where to Watch? We are delighted to announce that in addition to the comprehensive TV and online coverage of EHL, the EHCCC (women), EHCCIII (women) and EHCCII (men) will also be available online. The EHCCC, being hosted by SCHC...

Day 2 at the EuroHockey Men’s Trophy and Challenges

After another great day of European Hockey, here's the latest round up of all our men's competitions around Europe. Follow our coverage of events our Twitter (@eurohockeyorg), our Facebook page (European Hockey Federation), our instagram(eurohockeyorg), and our...

Day 2 at the Women’s EuroHockey Trophy and Challenges

After another great day of European Hockey, here's the latest round up of all our women's  competitions around Europe. Follow our coverage of events our Twitter (@eurohockeyorg), our Facebook page (European Hockey Federation), our instagram(eurohockeyorg), and our...

Double Dutch Final – EHCCC 2016

14th May 2016; As the semi-final day came to a conclusion, once again we have an All Dutch Final here in Bilthoven, as current Champions SCHC take on the current Dutch Champions Den Bosch. Which means that both the EHCCC and indeed the EHL Final will be for the first...

Big wins and sunshine at EHCCC

14th May 2016: The EHCCC 2016  officially kicked off at the grounds of SCHC in Bilthoven. GAME 1;  At 1:15 pm UHC Hamburg started by beating Surbiton 6-0. GAME 2: After that, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid defeated Pegasus 5-0....

Day 1 Round Up – EuroHockey Club Tournaments – Men

Today is the first day of our biggest hockey weekend, where we have 11 EuroHockey tournaments all over Europe. Follow our coverage of events our Twitter (@eurohockeyorg), our Facebook page (European Hockey Federation), our instagram(eurohockeyorg), and our Snapchat...

Day 1 Round Up – EuroHockey Club Tournaments – Women

Today is the first day of our biggest hockey weekend, where we have 11 EuroHockey tournaments all over Europe. Follow our coverage of events our Twitter (@eurohockeyorg), our Facebook page (European Hockey Federation), our instagram(eurohockeyorg), and our Snapchat...

#FridayFocus – Meet EHF Club of the Year (Large) Sevenoaks HC

As we kick off a great weekend of Club hockey with all our European Club championships taking place, we take this time to highlight our EHF Club of the Year Winner (Large), Sevenoaks HC. Our previous profile saw EHF Club of the Year Winner (Small)  Uddingston HC told...

EHF Competitions Committee Indoor Meeting

12th May 2016, Brussels: EHF Competitions Committee Indoor Meeting - The EHF Competitions Committee Indoor met on 7th May in the EHF Office in Brussels. A wide ranging agenda was discussed, including the following: All current EHF EuroHockey Regulations were...

EuroHockey Club Championships – The Women’s Captains view

10th May 2016, Brussels; As we gear up to the start of the EuroHockey Club Championships in Bilthoven, Barcelona, Prague, Lille and Gibraltar, like the guys the girls are also preparing and host captains; Cata Barguño, RC Polo, Marie Blondel, Lille and Lisa Alevez,...

EuroHockey Club Championships – The Men’s Captains view..

10th May 2016, Brussels; With less than 50 hours until the start of the EuroHockey Club Championships in Glasgow, Vienna, Bratislava, Predanovci and Kordin, it's great that we could get the views of some of our hosting captains: SV Arminen captain Robert Bele,...

#MotivationMonday – Where will you be #EHClub2016

Monday 9th May 2016, Brussels: This weekend are we are gearing up for #EHClub2016. EuroHockey is in 10 venues, with 70 teams , that's some 172 games. Follow us on twitter -@eurohockeyorg #EHClub2016 Like our  FaceBook page - www.facebook.com/EuroHockeyorg/ And we are...

#UDP Group 10 – Launch in Vienna: An inside look

Our latest UDP Group (10) launched this past weekend in Vienna, Austria. UDP umpire Tim Meissner shares with us a report on the weekend, giving us an inside look at the UDP. UDP Launch Weekend - Group 10 by Tim Meissner Bleep bleep bleep start of level 10... oh sorry...

Malta – Historic win for Qormi HC

On Sunday 24th April 2016, Qormi HC made history in the domestic Maltese  competition. Qormi managed to win the National league for 7 years in a row and also the 10th time in it’s history, at par with Rabat also winning 10 times the national league. On Sunday the...

#Rio2016 – 100 Days to Go the Hockey Schedules are announced

27th April 2016, Brussels:  With 100 days to go to #Rio2016 Olympic Games the FIH has today announced the hockey schedules. Events taking place between 6-19 August in Deodoro Olympic Park Men’s medal matches on Thursday 18 August, women’s on Friday 19 August First...

#MotivationMonday – A Marathon for The Hockey Museum

25th April 2016, Brussels: Well is this doesn't tick the #MotivationMonday box we don't know what does! Jon Rye ran the London Marathon in aid of The Hockey Museum, adding to the amazing journey that the Museum has had over the past few years.  Every step Jon took was...

#FridayFocus TAP Project “Training the Workforce”

22nd April 2016, Brussels: Today's #FridayFocus brings an update on the TAP Programme in Turkey. The Turkish Hockey Federation, the KNHB, the EHF and the FIH are all working together under the TAP-project for the development of Turkish Hockey.  This development...

2016 EuroHockey5s Rule Changes

Based on recommendations from the FIH Rules Committee, the FIH Executive Board has agreed changes to the Rules of Hockey5s. These changes formally take effect from 1 May 2016. For information, the following Regulations, which vary the Rules of Hockey5s, will be...

EHF Youth Panel in action in Greece! #EHFYP

20th April 2016, Brussels: As the EHF Youth Panel is currently recruiting new members, here's a fantastic example of the work of our youth leaders in their own country! Never underestimate the youth leaders in your midst and encourage them to be a part of your club,...

EHF-KNHB Twinning projects are up and running!

18th April 2016, Brussels: The EHF and KNHB are delighted to announce that as part of the EHF-KNHB Development Programme the twinning projects are now up and running. For the EHF President, Marijke Fleuren this twinning project is a “kind of a dream achieved.” And for...

#MotivationMonday – Officials for Europe

18th April 2016, Brussels: Want to be motivated this Monday? As part of our #MotivationMonday we are delighted to report that the EHF hosted an Officials for Europe Top TO Seminar last weekend in Brussels and it certainly was motivating to meet such a dedicated bunch...

#FridayFocus – Meet Small Club of the Year 2015 Uddingston HC!

Following the announcement of the Club of the Year winners,we are profiling each category winner on our site. First up, Uddingston HC! We asked Uddingston's Coach Steven Percy to let us know a bit about themselves, what the award means and what lies ahead. First,...

Apply For The EHF Umpiring Pathway: U4E And UDP

The EHF Umpiring Pathway brings our top 2 tier umpiring programmes (Umpires 4 Europe and Umpires Development Programme) and creates a definite link between them. The umpiring event in Breda, which traditionally has been the opening event for the U4E programme will now...

Nathan Stagno Receives His FIH Umpire Of The Year For 2015

31st March 2016: When Nathan Stagno was awarded the FIH Umpire of the Year for 2015, he said it was not just a big moment for him personally but for sport in general in Gibraltar.  Speaking about the award – which he was presented with by FIH Board Member Marijke...

EHL – Barcelona FINAL4 Schedule Confirmed

30th March 2016: The ninth edition of EHL builds to a crescendo in Barcelona with the FINAL4 taking place at the Pau Negre stadium in the shadow of the 1992 Olympic stadium. It follows a successful KO16 and KO8 competition in Amsterdam, played out in front of huge...

2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championships, Women, Final Positions

EuroHockey Indoor Championship (Women), Minsk (BLR), 22-24 January 2016 Final Ranking 1.            Netherlands - European Champions 2.            Poland 3.            Belarus 4.            Germany 5.            Ukraine 6.            Czech Republic 7.           ...

Harvestehuder THC And Hosts AH&BC Complete The EHL Final4 Line-Up

Harvestehuder THC and AH&BC Amsterdam completed the FINAL4 line-up on another KO8 day of high action and intense drama at the Wagener Stadium. It means they join Atlètic Terrassa and SV Kampong in Barcelona in six weeks time in May in the race to be the champion...

Egara And Kampong Into ABN AMRO Junior EHL Final

Club Egara and SV Kampong reached the final of the ABN AMRO Junior EHL as they both went unbeaten in today’s preliminary phase of the competition. Egara’s Under-14s topped the table with two wins and a draw, starting off with an impressive 3-0 success against UHC...

Packed Wagener Stadium Sees KO8 Line-Up Completed

26th March 2016: In front of a packed house, Amsterdam delighted the home crowd as they came from a goal down in the fourth minute to beat Wimbledon 3-1 thanks to a Mirco Pruyser hat trick. Phil Roper has given the newcomers Wimbledon an early advantage from the...

Rot Weiss, Atletic, Kampong, Leuven All Through

25th March 2016: KHC Leuven, Rot Weiss Köln, Atlètic Terrassa and SV Kampong took their place in the KO8 on a day of high drama at the Euro Hockey League KO16 in Amsterdam’s Wagener Stadium. In one of the most memorable games in the competition’s history, Rot Weiss...

Friday Focus – Coaches 4 Europe (C4E) In Rome

A group of 10 C4E coaches met in Rome for their first seminar of the 2 year programme. Excellent facilities were available at the Italian Olympic training complex. Head Educator Norbert Nederlof and assistant Educators Norman Hughes and Tomislav Jamicic delivered a...

EHL KO16 And KO8 Get Underway Tomorrow

The jewel in the crown of the Euro Hockey League, the KO16 returns for its ninth edition on Friday, March 25 with AH&BC Amsterdam’s iconic Wagener Stadium playing host to 16 clubs from eight countries vying for four FINAL4 tickets Indeed, it is an extra special...

EHL Confirms Broadcast Schedule For KO16

24th March 2016; The Euro Hockey League (EHL) has agreed a series of groundbreaking distribution deals for the KO16 and beyond to bring the world’s premier club hockey competition to an even wider audience than ever before. This weekend sees 16 clubs from eight...

EHF Office, Brussels

22nd March 2016: The EHF President, Marijke Fleuren has expressed her deep shock at the events unfolding in Brussels today. She added "Thankfully all our staff and colleagues are safe. My condolences to all of those who have been affected by these attacks, you are in...

Nomination Period For Indoor 2017 Appointments Is Now Open!

The Nomination period for Indoor 2017 officially opened on FRIDAY March 4th, 2016. It will remain open for six weeks, ending on FRIDAY April 15th, 2016. No nominations will be accepted outside the designated periods, so if you encounter any problems please let me...

2017 EuroHockey Junior Championships

16th March 2016: The EHF is delighted to announce to 2017 EuroHockey Junior Championship hosts, venues and qualified teams. Following much consideration by the Competitions Committee, Outdoor, and with the full approval of the Executive Board, the 2017 Championships...

2017 EuroHockey Championships, The Venues And Qualified Teams

16th March 2016: The EHF is delighted to announce to 2017 EuroHockey Championship hosts,venues and qualified teams. Following much consideration by the Competitions Committee, Outdoor, and with the full approval of the Executive Board, the 2017 Championships will be...

2016 – EHF Executive Board Meeting, 11/12 March

The Executive Board of the European Hockey Federation met for the first time in 2016 last weekend, in Brussels, Belgium. The Board was in full attendance and lively discussions were held. Vice-President Carola Meyer opened the meeting due to the President’s making a...

Friday Focus – UDP Group 9 in action in Belgium

For our second Friday Focus feature of the day, we look at the UDP. Last weekend, UDP Group 9 and their mentors, Andy Mair and Karen Evans, travelled to Belgium for an exchange weekend. Friday night saw the group get together for dinner, giving them time to catch up....

Executive Board Meets For The First Time In 2016

The EHF Executive Board is meeting today and tomorrow for it's first meeting of 2016 in the EHF's Office in Brussels, Belgium. With a full agenda ahead they will be reviewing all the work done at the meetings of the Development Projects Committee last weekend and...

Competitions Committee, Outdoor meets in Brussels

The EHF Competitions Committee Outdoor  met on 5th March in the EHF Office in Brussels. A wide ranging agenda was discussed, including the following: All current EHF EuroHockey Regulations were reviewed and some amendments will be made in the upcoming months. Updates...

Portugal’s Joana Gonçalves honoured by Portuguese Olympic Committee

To mark International Women's Day, the Olympic Committee of Portugal organized a conference on the theme "Leadership in Women - Pathways to Success and Development Perspectives". The ceremony took place in the Auditorium of the Olympic Committee of Portugal, Tuesday,...

Super News for European Fans! Champions Trophy to be played in London..

7 February 2016: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is pleased to confirm that the men’s Hockey Champions Trophy will take place at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in England from 10-17 June 2016. As a result, sports...

New Rule – attacking free hits

The EHF will use the updated Rule 13.2 relating to attacking free hits taken within five metres of the circle, as per the FIH announcement on 16th February 2015, see below:...

2016 EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships, Men – Final Positions

Following completion of the 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships (Men), the final ranking, promotion and relegation positions are confirmed as follows: Club Champions Cup (M), Hamburg (GER), 12-14 February 2016 1. Harvestehuder THC (GER)– European Club Champions...

2016 EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships, Women – Final Positions

Following completion of the 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships (Women), the final ranking, promotion and relegation positions are confirmed as follows: Club Champions Cup (W), Minsk (BLR), 19-21 February 2016 1. Düsseldorfer HC (GER)– European Club Champions 2....

Dusseldorfer are crowned Club Champions of Europe

After 20 games, that's over 13 hours of hockey and 92 goals, it is Dusseldorfer who are crowned EuroHockey Indoor Champions. Pool C: First up was the Pool C relegation games. Kampong had a decisive win over Gintra, to ensure their place in the top flight in 2017. They...

Day 2 – afternoon at EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy Dundee

In the afternoon session at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy in Dundee, teams were fighting for promotion (Pool C) and fighting to avoid relegation (Pool D). Match 13 - Ards  v Mladost 2-1 (1-0)  This was the first game in Pool D-the relegation group- and both sides...

Day 2 – EuroHockey Club Trophy, Dundee, morning session

At the second day of the EuroHockey Club Trophy in Dundee, the day opened with the Pool B games, with a critical game as the winner of Iris v Highway would be through to the semi-final. Match 9 - Iris Hockey Lambersart v Highway HC final score 4-4 On paper Iris were...

Day 1 – EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy, Dundee

A super start to the EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy, Dundee, with 8 games and all still to play for tomorrow. Game 1 - Iris Hockey Lambersart v HAHK Mladost HC A fast paced first half began with an early goal from Iris Lambersart’s Femke Bijen which was quickly...

Day 1 – EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup, Minsk

A fascinating start on the first day as the EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup got underway in Minsk. Pool B: The opening game was a close encounter between Club de Campo Madrid and Ginta, Club de Campo taking the 5 points on offer with a 3-2 win. Next up Sumchanka and...

Friday Focus – Supporting National Growth (SNG) in Split, Croatia!

Supporting National Growth (SNG) targets coaches and coach educators in our Developing nations. It helps get hockey started in new regions, or provides support to existing regional programmes. In early 2015 the EHF Coaching group staged a Supporting National Growth...

EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup, Trophy and Challenge

We are really pleased to announce the we will have LIVE streaming, again via the FIH You-Tube Channel at the Cup (Minsk) and Trophy (Dundee). Links to LIVE STREAM: EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup, Minsk EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Trophy, Dundee To follow...

European Hockey mourns the loss of Gerry Ralph 1950 – 2016

The European Hockey Federation is mourning the loss of Gerry Ralph, Former President of Scottish Hockey Union and former Chairman of the EHF Development Committee of the EHF who died this morning in his hometown of Paisley, Scotland. Gerry was a pivotal figure in the...

RIP – Horst Wein

The world of hockey is mourning the loss of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Master Coach, Horst Wein, who died yesterday (Sunday 14 February) in Barcelona, Spain.Born in Hanover, Germany in 1941, he was one of the most highly respected global experts in hockey...

HTHC are Champions of Europe!!!!!

HTHC  are EuroHockey Champions! HTHC beat SV Arminen 2-1 to become EuroHockey Champions at their home club in Hamburg, Germany. The day started here in Hamburg with the very important C Pool games, which would determine who would stay in the Division in 2017! Luzerner...

Round-up – EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge II, Slovenia

A round-up of the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge II, Slovenia. Challenge II has been full of unpredictable games, excitement and increasing level of hockey as some of the teams are gaining some of their first international experience.Highway HC from Turkey has a bit...

Day 2 – EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge I

Day 2 at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Challenge I in Varna and Slagelse, Mladost and Senkvice are still in the running for promotion. Morning session:  Slagelse HC and SK Senkvice are the leaders in their pool A after the morning games on the second day of the...

Semi-Finals – EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships Cup

After 14 games it was time for the 4 teams, East Grinstead, hosts HTHC, SV Arminen and Partille to step up to see who would be in the 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup! A powerful display of indoor hockey from both teams, but HTHC, buoyed  by a boisterous...