EHF Vice-President Carola Meyer was honoured at the recent Deutscher Hockey-Bund General Assembly. Carola was visibly surprised and delighted when awarded the Paul-Reinberg-Plakette.

The award is named after Paul Reinberg, a former DHB president who served from 1949 – 1967. Mr. Reinberg played a crucial role in the reconstruction of the DHB following WWII, and worked to rebuild the international reputation and standing of his federation. This award is is only given every 2 years to a player, team or notable person who has earned respect through their performance, achievement and attitude, and can also be given to a person for his/her dedication to DHB and in particular, development.

Carola receives her award from DHB President Wolfgang Hillmann

It is therefore highly fitting that Carola received this award, as she is a great advocate for development and education, both at home, in Europe and the hockey world at large. She has served as the Chair of the EHF Development Co-Ordination Committee since becoming Vice-President in 2011.

EHF President Marijke Fleuren said on behalf of all the European Hockey Federation: “Our warmest congratulations to Carola on this award! We all in EHF know how much Carola deserves this recognition. Her tireless efforts to contribute to hockey, both nationally and internationally deserve all the praise. She is very important to us in Europe. Germany can be proud of such a representative!