#FridayFocus – EHF Officials Meeting

19/03/2021

EHF Officials Meeting took place online on 13th March.

EHF Executive Board members Inez Cooper & Magda Nazaret communicated the appreciation of the Board for all the work done over last year, highlighted particularly at the last meeting. The Chairs of each group (C. Deckenbrock-Appointments, R. ten Cate- Umpire Education, R. Warris- Officials Education) gave an overview of the challenges and work of last year for each group.

In attendance:

EHF Representatives

  • EHF Executive Board Member (Chair), Inez Cooper
  • EHF Executive Board Member, Magda Nazaret
  • EHF Operations Manager, Gráinne Corry
  • EHF Head of National Association Development, Tom Pedersen-Smith

Officials Education Working Group                         

  • NED       Rogier Warris
  • BEL         Caroline Van de Leur
  • GER        Sonja-Annabell Schwede
  • SCO       Barbara Morgan

Umpire Education Working Group

  • NED       Rob ten Cate
  • BEL         Pierre-Philippe van Besien
  • NED      Yolande Brada

Appointments Working Group

  • GER        Christian Deckenbrock
  • ENG       Margaret Hunnaball
  • SCO        John Heron
  • FRA        Sylvie Petitjean
  • ITA         Anna Grazia Puglia
  • BUL        Marina Zaharieva

The committee moved quickly online to respond to the COVID situation. More online seminars have been developed and the blended learning approach is a good base to build upon moving forward. As a consequence of the big changes in 2020 and lack of face-to-face meeting, the committee and working groups met more regularly than usual.

From the Appointments side, there was discussion about strategies and timelines for the upcoming year.  An overview of the Development Umbrella was given to the committee, and the full outline of the EHF Institute and standardised Education pathways for officials.

The group received updates from the FIH Officials Committee representative Sylvie Petitjean.

Appointments will meet again next month regarding outstanding EuroHockey 2021 appointments and the 2022 Nomination periods, and the Education groups will continue to meet regularly to discuss the educational framework and planned courses. The full committee will meet again in three months to stocktake and review and changed committee priorities for the upcoming period.

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