EHF announces its Umpires for Nations (U4N) & Umpires for Europe (U4E) selection decision

13/10/2020

Inez Cooper, Chair Officials Committee said

” We are delighted to see such a high quality of applications from National Associations and to see such a high number of applications following the recent changes. This has resulted in being over-subscribed again this year.

Over 30 National Associations have been represented through the umpire education programme over the past decade. The total number across both programmes is 36 (18 for U4N and 18 for U4E). Following the selection process by the EHF Umpire Education Group, we are delighted to announce the participants who have been chosen to take part in the U4E and U4N programmes in 2021. We cannot increase any further owing to the number of matches in the Breda Tournament and giving umpires a good number of matches.

We spent a considerable amount of time deciding how best to allocate the available places. Ultimately, with 17 umpires secured places on the 2021 programme owing to the cancellation this year due to COVID-19, the decision process was dependant on the combination of three criteria areas 1) Answers to the questions in the nomination, 2) allowing a mix of nations represented, and 3) remaining true to the Equally Amazing Gender Balance Charter for Europe, maximising where the possible, gender balance.

We are encouraged by such a fantastic response and urge National Associations to continue to nominate young umpires in future years, they are crucial to our game. U4E and U4N programmes remain an ideal pathway into UDP selection which is carried out during each year by the EHF Officials Committee.

We hope all umpires have a great experience on the U4E & U4N programmes. For those who may be disappointed at missing out on selection this year, there will be another opportunity next year!

We wish to remind National Associations that, U4E and U4N are 1-year programmes, there is though no restriction on the number of years for which umpires can apply to and be part of the EHF Umpiring pathway.”

Selected Umpires for 2021 – Umpires for Europe

U4E (F) ALEXANDRA POLLEX, GER
U4E (M) ANATOLE PLATEL, FRA
U4E (M) BENJAMIN MESSERLI, SUI
U4E (F) CHARLOTTE ROUDIL, FRA
U4E (M) DANIËL VAN DER NAT, NED
U4E (M) DIEGO ANTONIO GAVELA RIVERA, ESP
U4E (F) HOLLY REDPATH, ENG
U4E (M) LEWIS WHITE, SCO
U4E (F) LORIJN DE KRAKER, NED
U4E (F) MANOUK BAKKER, NED
U4E (M) MARIUSZ ORZEL, POL
U4E (M) MARKO MARIC, CRO
U4E (M) MICHAEL PIVKO, SVK
U4E (F) NOELIA BLANCO GIL, ESP
U4E (F) OLIWIA MIELCZAREK, POL
U4E (F) PAULINE CUYPERS, BEL
U4E (M) RAPHAËL ADRIEN, GER
U4E (F) ZOE HALL, ENG

Selected Umpires for 2021 – Umpires for Nations


U4N (M) ALES VETROVSKY CZE
U4N (M) ALESSANDRO AMORE MLT
U4N (F) ALEXANDRINE FRANCHOMME FRA
U4N (F) AMY JONES IRL
U4N (M) FRASER MUNRO SCO
U4N (M) HUGO JESUS POR
U4N (M) JASPER HARTSCH SUI
U4N (M) KAROLIS DONCULAS LIT
U4N (M) KEITH CALLEJA MLT
U4N (F) KLARA MOBERG SWE
U4N (M) MAHMUT CAN ÇILKIZ TUR
U4N (M) MARK MAJOR HUN
U4N (F) PAULA SLAWINSKA POL
U4N (M) RICHARD MCNABB IRL
U4N (M) SAJAWAL CHAUDHARY HUASSAIN NOR
U4N (F) TERESA YGENO ESP
(U4N (F) VICTORIA JOHNSTON IRL
U4N (M) WALTHER LARSEN DEN

EHF Nominated Mentors for 2021

Rob Ten Cate LEAD MENTOR NED (M)
Claire Jansen-Druijts MENTOR NED (F)
Gregory Maya-Perez MENTOR FRA (M)
Liz Pelling MENTOR ENG (F)
John Heron MENTOR SCO (M)
Yolande Lanzas MENTOR FRA (F)
Tamas Hermann MENTOR HUN (M)

U4E and U4N programmes include mentoring, and new module base, observational learning and
practical appointments across the two set seminar weekends as highlighted in the EHF Umpire
Information Pack 2021.

Pictured: Amy Jones and Victoria Johnston ( Hockey Ireland (c))

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