EHF cancels all EuroHockey Club Trophy and Challenge events, 2020

Posted On 24/03/2020

During the EHF Board meeting that took place (via video conference) on Saturday 21st March, the Board discussed all competition matters at length led by Walter Kapounek (Competitions Chair) and David Voskamp (Competitions Manager)
The Board agreed that the Women’s Club Trophy scheduled for Easter and all the other EuroHockey Club events scheduled for Whitsun are to be cancelled, due to the ongoing impact of COVID 19.

The EHF President, Marijke Fleuren said “We (the EHF Board) are very disappointed for every player, coach, official, umpire, fan and volunteer that we had to make this decision to cancel the EuroHockey Club Trophy and Challenge events for 2020.

This festival of hockey all around Europe, with our clubs being the focus is a highlight for me every year. 

What we had to prevent was that everybody has to make a choice for her/himself. We had to take the decision to go on with or to cancel the matches with all your interests in our minds. 

I wish the whole European hockey family well and I know that when we restart hockey in Europe we will find extra joy in seeing each other, our friends and families in our hockey clubs and being all together again”

Note: 

  • Ranking – the implications for the rankings were discussed and the EHF will inform National Associations of this in due course.
  • The EHL Final8 is still on hold and options for it will be discussed with the EHL Board shortly.

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