43 European Nations are affiliated to EHF, each at a very different stage of their umpire development programme.

The aim of SNG is to develop the umpire coaching and development skills across Europe by working in partnership with National Associations, under the guidance of an SNG facilitator, to build sustainable development programmes over a two to three year period.

The expertise that EHF can draw on provides a wonderful opportunity for NAs, and at a fraction of the “market price”.

In a new initiative, 2017 sees the launch of a ground-breaking EHF level One Umpire Coaching Course, which will be held in Breda, Netherlands, from 25th-27th August.  This is part of the drive to equip volunteers within National Associations to develop the skill sets to promote umpiring within their country.