The European Hockey Federation held its 26th General Assembly on Friday 31st October in Marrakech, Morocco.

23 Member Associations were present, along with several EHF Members of Honour, and representatives from EHF Partners AzPetrol & AstroTurf.

During the meeting Accounts for 2013 were approved, along with updated Statutes. Subscription Fees were approved for 2015 through to 2018. The delegates also received the new version of the EHF flag.

2014 General Assembly Marrakech Azpetrol
EHF President Marijke Fleuren, AzPetrol Representative Jeyran Nasibova and EHF Director General Angus Kirkland

The EHF President Marijke Fleuren gave a short report to the General Assembly, and in her report she spoke about the new Calendar of events, Hockey4All, and the Euro Hockey League. She took the opportunity to remind the delegates about the EHF Get & Give programme, and asked them to continue to spread the word of this excellent intiative within their own National Associations.

2014 General Assembly Marrakech

Bjorn Isberg gave a short presentation on behalf of the EHF Appointments committee, to highlight the concern that several EHF World Panel Umpires would retire after the Olympic Games in Rio, and the gap that would occur before EHF Grade 1 Umpires would be promoted up through Promising Umpires List status to World Panel. He asked the delegates to support their own umpires to develop further within their National Associations.

2014 General Assembly Marrakech Delegates

Angus Kirkland, Director General reminded the Member Associations that all international matches must be sanctioned by the EHF – including clubs.

Delegates received an information pack from Musco Lighting, EHF Partner, with regard to a new grant system which Member Associations can apply for to receive a discount on Musco Lighting systems.

Source and photographs: EHF