#EquallyAmazing – what does that mean to Janne and Thomas?

Posted On 01/07/2019

#EquallyAmazing aims to promote gender balance throughout European Hockey.

Different stories from members of the hockey family will be highlighted; illustrating the important role that both men and women have in strengthening the sport. 

We heard from some elite players, at the top of their game, on some of the men and women who have helped them during their journeys.  

First up, its German International player, Janne Muller-Wieland who was introduced to the sport of hockey through her older brother, whose presence always challenged her to strive for more. 

On her time training with the men’s team, Janne said: “[It] really helped my game. To react quicker and the competitiveness at that levelBut I feel it also helped theirs a bit, so not just doing the fastest or coolest thing but also doing the smartest thing and thinking about the game a bit more.”  

Hockey was also a family affair for Belgian International player and current World Champion Thomas Briels. His grandmother picked up the sport and since then, they’ve been a hockey family. 

For Thomas, #EquallyAmazing is about securing the same possibilities for women and men. Thomas notes that European Hockey is on the right track with the EHL Women’s Competition set to begin next year, but there are still areas that can be improved.  

Being raised by a single mother gives some additional meaning to #EquallyAmazing for him. Her support and sacrifices have greatly impacted his career and he stands behind any project that would encourage women to reach their full potential 

The #EquallyAmazing campaign is supported by both the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the European Hockey Federation (EHF) in an effort to ensure that everyone has access to the same opportunities – from the pitch to the boardroom.  

Related Posts



The Wagener Stadium will be the stage for Easter 2022’s ABN AMRO EHL Men and Women’s competitions with AH&BC Amsterdam opening its doors once again for the world’s best club hockey competition. The famous Dutch stadium will provide an immaculate arena for what is...

EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships 2022 – UPDATED

EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships 2022 – UPDATED

The 2022 EuroHockey Indoor Club Championships (Women and Men) will take place on the following dates at the venues stated. Participating clubs have qualified for each division based on their final ranking from the 2020 competition (Hosts are highlighted in bold):...