Our series of Motivational posts on Mondays continues with the fantastic news that 17 of the 30 FIH Player of the Year nominations are indeed from Europe! We are certainly motivated to celebrate them!

We are delighted that the public has an opportunity to vote, so get voting for your favourite European! Voting is open until 20 January 2016.

Click here for the links to voting.

And have a look at the scintillating line- up of European names!!!!

PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 One Man and One Woman will be named: 

Player name: JOHN-JOHN DOHMEN
Country: Belgium
Player name: TOBIAS HAUKE
Country: GERMANY
Player name: ROBERT VAN DER HORST
Country: Netherlands
Player name: ALEX DANSON
Country: Great Britain
Player name: LIDEWIJ WELTEN
Country: Netherlands

What makes a star – have a look?



GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR:

One Man and One Woman will be named: 
 
Player name: JAAP STOCKMANN
Country: Netherlands
Player name: DAVID HARTE
Country: Ireland
Player name: NICOLAS JACOBI
Country: Germany
Player name: KRISTINA REYNOLDS
Country: Germany
Player name: MADDIE HINCH
Country: Great Britain
Player name: JOYCE SOMBROEK
Country: Netherlands

Have a look at the action!

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD

One Man and One Woman will be named: 
 
Player name: CHRISTOPHER RÜHR
Country:
 Germany
Player name: SHANE O’DONOGHUE
Country: Ireland
Player name: CHARLOTTE STAPENHORST
Country: Germany
Player name: XAN DE WAARD
Country: Netherlands
Player name: LILY OWSLEY
Country: Great Britain
Player name: MARIA VERSCHOOR
Country: Netherlands
Additional awards will also be made:

FIH Coach of the Year
The FIH Coach of the Year Award is the annual award for the best male and female coach in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by peer vote.

Winners of the 2015 Award will be announced 26 January 2016.

FIH Umpire of the Year
The FIH Umpire of the Year Award is the annual award for the best men’s and women’s umpire in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by peer vote.

Winners of the 2015 Award will be announced 26 January 2016.

This is a new award for 2015 and so there are no previous winners.

FIH All-Star Teams
In addition to the Player of the Year Awards, the FIH has also named an All-Star team every year from 2006 to 2011.