2021 EuroHockey Events – Update

05/05/2021

28th  January 2021 (updated 31st May 2021) 

A letter from the EHF President, Marijke Fleuren 

Dear Friends,

I hope that you and your families are still keeping well both physically and mentally as we face into the new year.   

We look ahead to resuming our EuroHockey events in 2021, but as you are all aware, there is still a lot of uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic, which is still prevalent all over Europe.     

Our Executive Board has been meeting regularly and taking advice from Government Agencies and our hosts to find the best solutions to deliver safe events in 2021.  

As we did in 2020, the European Hockey Federation is committed to working with our hosts and teams to ensure the safety of our athletes, team staff, officials, volunteers and fans.    

We are looking at windows of opportunity, which may not be ‘typical’ ones, to make sure that during 2021 as many EuroHockey events can take place as possible. We want to ensure that all our hockey players get to play again! 

We ask that all clubs and nations bear in mind that the decisions that we will be taking may sometimes not be perfect, but we have tried to take into account all of your interests.

We are delighted that we have been able not to cancel but to postpone the EuroHockey Indoor Junior Championship season until December 2021.   

To assist hosts and travelling teams, we have now appointed an EHF COVID19 Panel made up of Dr Udo Rolle (GER), Dr Katja Van Oostveldt (BEL), Björn Isberg (SWE), Barbara Morgan (SCO) and the EHF Communications Manager, Siobhán Madeley. They work in close cooperation with the EHF Competitions Manager, David Voskamp.  

We have agreed on COVID19Guidelines

The current planning for making final decisions on the running EuroHockey competitions in 2021 is as follows (this is subject to change): 

– Euro Hockey League: please click here

  • EuroHockey Club Trophy and Challenges (men and women), 31st March /5th April – ON HOLD
  • EuroHockey Club Challenges (men and women), 20th /24th  May – ON HOLD
  • EuroHockey5s (men and women), 7th /10th July – CANCELLED
  • EuroHockey5s Under 16 (boys and girls), 7th /10th July – CANCELLED
  • EuroHockey U18 Championships (boys and girls), 18th /24th July – Decision due by 14th May
  • EuroHockey Championships II, III and VI (men and women), 1st /21st August – decision due end May  
  • EuroHockey Indoor Junior Championships (men and women), December – decision due end September

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In addition to our Competitions, we have a full programme of Development events, so the planning for those is as follows:  

  • TCP (Top Coaches Programme) & C4E (Coaches for Europe)
    • Original Date: Seminar 1: June 6th to June 10th 2021
    • New Date: Seminar 1: October 4th to October 8th 2021 (more details to follow)
    • Original Date: Seminar 2: June 6th to June 10th 2021
    • New Date: Seminar 2: November 29th to December 3rd 2021 (more details to follow)
    • + 5 Additional Online Workshops in Feb, March, May, June and September.
  • UDP (Umpire Development Programme)
    • New Date: Seminar 1: April 1st to April 3rd 2021 (on line)
    • New Date: Seminar 1: August 20th to August 22nd 2021 (more details to follow)
    • New Date: Seminar 2: October 1st to October 3rd (more details to follow)
    • + 3 Additional Online Workshops in March, April, and June
  • EuroHockey ID Championships
    • Original Date: June 7th to June 9th 2021 – postponed
    • New Date: July 7th to July 9th 2022
  • Youth Leadership Festival
    • Original Date: June 1st to June 5th 2021 – postponed
    • We are currently working on a new date (more details to follow)
  • Equally Amazing Leadership Forum
    • Original Date: June 4th to June 6th 2021 – postponed
    • New Date: November 12th to November 14th 2021
  • U4E (Umpires for Europe) & U4N (Umpires 4 Nations)
    • Original Date: Seminar 1: April 1st to April 3rd 2021
    • New Date: Seminar 1: August 20th to August 22nd 2021 (more details to follow)
    • Original Date: Seminar 2: August 20th to August 22nd 2021
    • New Date: Seminar 2: October 1st to October 3rd 2021 (more details to follow)
    • + 3 Additional Online Workshops in March, April, and June
  • Technical Delegate Programme
    • Original Date: June 4th to June 6th 2021
    • New Date: November 26th to November 28th 2021 (more details to follow)
  • Technical Official Programme
    • Original Date: October 1st to October 3rd 2021
    • New Date: November 26th to November 28th 2021 (more details to follow)
  • Umpire Manager Programme
    • Original Date: June 4th to June 6th 2021
    • New Date TBC: October 1st to October 3rd 2021 (more details to follow)
    • + 1 Additional Online Workshop in March
  • Twinning Programme (EHF & KNHB)
    • Original Plan: 4 Transnational (Face to Face) meetings between KNHB Clubs and EHF NA’s between 2020 and 2021.
    • What has happened 4 Online Workshop between each of the 12 Partnerships
    • +2 Additional all partner meetings held by EHF and KNHB
    • Proposed Plan TBC: A 2022 delivery plan to be confirmed with the participating nations and clubs.

Any postponed or cancelled Development programmes will continue, where possible, ‘online’ as they did in 2020.  

We will have regular updates on our COVID19 page as we look forward with hope to the year ahead.  

I look forward to meeting you all on the side of pitches over the coming years and sharing the joy of hockey!  

With kindest regards,  

Marijke Fleuren

President, European Hockey Federation  

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If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Siobhán Madeley 

Communications Manager

EUROPEAN HOCKEY FEDERATION (EHF)
Avenue des Arts 1-2
1210 Brussels, Belgium

Mob: +353 87 9066379 

Email: communications@eurohockey.org
Skype: siobhan.madeley 
Web: www.eurohockey.org
OTT: www.eurohockeytv.org 

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