2013 EHF Club of the Year

Following on from the EHF Executive Board meeting,where the Board endorsed the recommendation of the EHF Development Projects Committee, the EHF wishes to congratulate the finalists for the tremendous work that they are doing for hockey.

In 2013 EHF moved to a 3 tier structure for the Club Awards so that the work achieved by smaller clubs of all shapes and sizes in large and developing nations is recognised.

The  finalists were:

Large Clubs Award (membership over 300 players)

  • SAINT GERMAIN HC- France
  • NESTON HC – England
  • IRIS HOCKEY LAMBERSART – France

Medium Clubs Award (membership between 100 and 300 players)

  • ILURO Hockey Club – Spain
  • WALTHAM FOREST  HC – England
  • KS ‘HOKEJ-START-BRZEZINY’ – Poland
  • SA MERIGNAC HOCKEY SUR GAZON – FRANCE

Small Clubs Award (membership under 100 players)

  • KHT AKADEMIK – Bulgaria
  • HOCKEY CLUB DES 2 CAPS – France

The Chairman of the EHF Development Projects Committee, Gianni Rossi said “What a year this has been, an incredible array of entries and this year in particular it has been very difficult to pick a winner, each entry having merit in their own country. Today we have written to all the finalists acknowledging their work and highlighting the reasons why they were shortlisted, but as always there can only be one winner. We will, over the coming weeks post on our site an insight into the work these clubs have been doing, but today is about the winners.”

The EHF is delighted to announce that 2013 EHF Club of the Year in each category is:

Large Clubs Award (membership over 300 players)

  • SAINT GERMAIN HC- France

Medium Clubs Award (membership between 100 and 300 players)

  • ILURO Hockey Club – Spain

Small Clubs Award (membership under 100 players)

Joint winners:

  • KHT AKADEMIK – Bulgaria
  • HOCKEY CLUB DES 2 CAPS – France

As so many of the clubs have done such tremendous work, it is impossible to cover their stories in this short bulletin, so over the coming weeks we will be talking to all the finalists in depth to bring you news of the massive work being undertaken across Europe keeping Clubs at the heart and soul of the success of European Hockey.

 

EHF Office

2nd April 2014

Photo: St. Germain HC Volunteer Team, courtesy of St. Germain Hockey Club