European Hockey Federation visit OCI

May 26, 2016

We were delighted to host staff from European Hockey Federation at Olympic House today. The EHF Senior management team were impressed with the location and the work carried out by the Olympic Council of Ireland and look forward to seeing a strong European hockey presence at the Olympic Hockey Centre – Rio 2016, one which for the first time since 1908 includes Team Ireland.




Pictured L to R:

Front Row: Stephen Martin OCI Chief Executive and Angus Kirkland Director General EHF

Back Row: David Voskamp EHF Competition Manager, Jane Brennan EHF Operations Manager, Siobhan Madeley EHF Comunications Manager, Yamilla Conill EHF Partnership Coordinator, Norman Hughes Education and Development Manager.

The European Hockey Federation (EHF) is the governing body of hockey in Europe. It was founded in 1969 in Cardiff, Wales and its first President was Mr.Pablo Negre. It is composed of the Member Associations of European nations (43) that govern hockey in their countries. The EHF is one of 5 Continental Federations that are affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the world governing body for hockey.

The EHF’s mission statement is: “To encourage, promote, develop and administer hockey in Europe at all levels in order to maintain hockey as an Olympic Sport on the Olympic Program and maximise participation, standards, enjoyment and community involvement. The work of the EHF and its efforts shall be based on democracy, loyalty, equality and especially recognising the importance of our volunteers.”

The EHF, on behalf of and in co-operation with its members organises indoor and outdoor, men and women, senior, junior (U21) and youth tournaments, both Nations and Clubs throughout the continent of Europe.

The EHF is governed by an Executive Board of elected members, holds a General Assembly every year and is professionally administered from an office in Brussels, Belgium.

EHF Head Office
1/2 Avenue Des Arts
Brussels 1210
Tel: ++32 2 217 05 64

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