EuroHockey 2020 Events Update

20/04/2020

EuroHockey Junior Invitational Events, 2020

Following discussions, in co-operation with the hosts and taking into account the current Governments’ travel restrictions that are in place due to COVID19, the EHF Executive Board has made the decision to cancel the EuroHockey Junior Invitational Events, 2020. As these were invitational events they will not be rescheduled and the next EuroHockey Junior Championship events will take place in 2022 as announced earlier. (click here)

That includes:

EuroHockey Junior Invitational I, Women, Cardiff, Wales, 9th – 15th August

EuroHockey Junior Invitational II, Women, Walcz, Poland, 9th – 15th August

EuroHockey Junior Invitational, Men, Lousada, Portugal, 9th – 15th August

The EHF President, Marijke Fleuren said “The EHF has taken a step-by-step approach to decisions around our events this year.

Our decisions have been made based on the fantastic co-operation of our hosts and being mindful of the many Governments’ travel restrictions around COVID19.

We have seen our Easter, Whitsun and July events cancelled and unfortunately now we feel it is the right time to cancel our EuroHockey Junior Invitational events planned for August.

We have tried to be sensible in our decision making and not put undue pressure on teams and hosts, believing that certainly and safety are the prudent options for all involved at this time.

We are very much looking forward to delivering, with our host clubs and Member Associations, our planned events in 2021.”

Education Programmes U4E and J4E , 21st-23rd August 2020

The EHF has the very good fortune to be able to use the prestigious Push tournament in BHV Push, Breda, The Netherlands, every August as a practical weekend for our Umpires for Europe and Judges for Europe education programmes.

However, taking into account the decision-making process outlined by EHF President Marijke Fleuren above, the EHF has decided to cancel its Education programmes at the Push tournament for 2020.

Inez Copper, Chair Officials (Appointments and Education Committee) said “Every year we have an incredible festival of hockey and a hub for learning for our aspiring umpires and officials at BHV Push. It is one of the highlights of the year for our officials and umpires as our Educators and Mentors have time to engage with our ‘up and coming’ officials and umpires for future years!

So it is with great regret that we have decided that this year we will not be using the Push event as our breeding ground.

We are very grateful to BHV Push for working with us on this decision, and we very much look forward to ‘business as usual’ in 2021.”

EHL:

An update on EHL will be announced in early May.

EHF/ 20th April 2020

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