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. The current President, Marijke Fleuren was elected in 2011 and Chairs the Executive Board, which is composed of the Director General and 11 elected members from all over Europe. Marijke is also a Member of the FIH Executive Board and a Member of the IOC Commission ‘Women in Sport”. Her focus during her tenure is that the governance of the EHF should be transparent, inclusive and accountable and should reflect the fair play of our athletes on the field of play.

The EHF 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. (www.fih.ch)

 

Our Mission Statement: 

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.

Our Values:

INCLUSIVE Regardless of gender, age, race, religion or skill level, hockey creates and fosters lifelong friendships, teamwork and loyalty

POSITIVE The Hockey family thinks optimistically of possibilities for the sport; encouraging, listening and sharing knowledge with and between our members

ACCOUNTABLE Collectively acting responsibly, through honesty, good governance and fair play with respect for all (team mates, opponents, officials, volunteers) involved in the sport

DYNAMIC Proactive, innovative and influential

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
Belgium
Email: info@eurohockey.org
Tel: +32 2 217 05 64

Executive Board Member Elections: 

President:

1969 – 1972 Pablo Negre

1974 – 2003 Alain Danet

2003 – 2008 Leandro Negre

2008 – 2011 Martin Gotheridge

2011 – Marijke Fleuren

Vice President:

1978 – 1989 Maurice Fraikin

1989 – 1993 Robert J Watson

1989 – 1993 Els van Breda Vriesman

1993 – 2003 Leandro Negre

1993 – 2009 Claire Peeters-Monseu

2003 – 2008 Martin Gotheridge

2009 – 2011 Marijke Fleuren

2009 – 2017  Jorge Alcover

2011 – Carola Meyer

2017 -Walter Kapounek

Hon. Secretary:

1969 – 1978 Maurice Fraikin

1978 – 1989 Robert J Watson

1989 – 1993 Ab van Grimbergen

1993 – 2012 R. David Balbirnie

Hon. Treasurer:

1978 – 1987 Joseph Moissl

1987 – 2003 Morley Pecker

2003 – 2011 Sergio Melai

2011 – Mika Rihtilä

Members Executive Board: 

1969 – 1997 Tadeusz Socholik

1972 – 1974 Florent Marang

1972 – 1974 Vaclav Posik

1974 – 1978 Robert J Watson

1974 – 1983 Piet M J Bromberg

1974 – 1985 Juan A Calzado

1974 – 1991 Bärbel Kolbenschiag

1974 – 1993 Jurg Schaefer

1976 – 1985 Loek A Vehmeyer-Bijleveld

1983 – 1987 Antonio Triglia

1985 – 1989 Els van Breda Vriesman

1987 – 2009 Jorge Alcover

1987 – 1989 Sergio Melai

1989 – 1993 R David Balbirnie

1989 – 1995 Ceri O’Donnell

1991 – 1993 Claire Peeters-Monseu

1993 – 2005 Marianne Kooijman-Bernard

1993 – 2003 Martin Gotheridge

1993 – 2009 Alistair Gray

1995 – 2005 Monika Spork

1997 – 2000 Pavel Rosa

1997 – 2003 Sergio Melai

2001 – 2013 Jan Vymazal

2003 – Leonardas Čaikauskas

2003 – 2009 Hans Peter Hansen

2005 – 2009 Marijke Fleuren

2005 – 2011 Carola Meyer

2009 – 2013 Jean-Christophe Capelle

2009 – 2011 Sergey Chechenkov

2009 – 2013 Jerzy Smorawinski

2009 – 2017 Ludmila Pastorova

2011 – Simon Mason

2013 – Inez Cooper

2013 – 2017 Björn Isberg

2013 – 2017 Walter Kapounek

2013 – 2017 Gianni Rossi

2017 – Pam Michaelis

2017 – Peter Elders

2017 – Patrick Keusters

2017 – David Serrahima

General Assembly Venues:

1969 Cardiff, Wales

1970 Brussels, Belgium

1972 Munich, Germany

1974 Madrid, Spain

1976 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1978 Hanover, Germany

1981 Barcelona, Spain

1983 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1985 Terrassa, Spain

1987 London, England

1989 Paris, France

1991 Brussels, Belgium

1993 Dublin, Ireland

1995 Stockholm, Sweden

1997 Cardiff, Wales

1999 Nicosia, Cyprus

2001 Brussels, Belgium

2003 Barcelona, Spain

2005 Vilnius, Lithuania

2007 Budapest, Hungary

2009 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010 Montreux, Switzerland

2011 Mönchengladbach, Germany

2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013 Brussels, Belgium

2014 Marrakech, Morocco

2015 London, England

2016 Dubai, UAE

2017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands