EHF President Marijke Fleuren has once again been nominated as a member in the International Olympic ‘Women in Sport’ Commission. Marijke was first nominated to this panel in 2015 and has now been asked again to continue her work. Being a member has included high level meetings and initiatives to create awareness that gender equality must extend to all aspects of sport and life, no matter how small. Marijke shared a lot of her views on this on a feature for the last International Women’s Day in March 2018, where she spoke about the key elements to get women involved in board- and management roles.
The EHF is very proud to congratulate its President on this latest appointment to the IOC, to continue to highlight hockey’s best practices and to contribute to the possibilities of inspiring people in clubs and nations.
EHF Director General Angus Kirkland tells us: “Marijke’s reappointment to the Women in Sport IOC Commission is a testament to her ongoing commitment to inclusivity and gender equality in our sport. On the field of play our gender representation is relatively well-balanced however off the field, this is less so. Recognizing that there is still work to be done in this area, Marijke continues to be a leading light to the next generation, inspiring them to be involved in our sport whether as player, coach, umpire, volunteer or Board member.”
EHF President Marijke Fleuren said: “ My renomination inspires me to do my utmost to show that we do ‘IT’ together. It starts with the fact that men and women get the same chances and the same access to education. It is a continuing process. In Europe we are working on a #one game strategy. It stands for a strategy where women and men participate equally in the game, in education and in leadership. Because we truly believe that is how hockey is meant to be!”