Europeans honoured with awards for outstanding hockey commitment at FIH Congress

Posted On 09/11/2022

The European Hockey Federation is delighted to congratulate European award winners Margaret Hunnaball, the French Hockey Federation, Toko Tevdoradze, Gino Schilders and Michael Green following the FIH Congress last weekend.

Margaret was honoured with an FIH President’s Award for her role not just as one of the world’s top umpire managers but for numerous initiatives to develop umpiring and safeguarding.

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The French Hockey Federation was awarded the Pablo Negre Trophy for the emphasis in their governance on making hockey more inclusive, more sustainable and more accessible.

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Tornike Tevdoradze was awarded the HRH Sutan Azlan Shah Award for all his activities to introduce and grow hockey in Georgia.

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Gino Schilders was honoured with the Etienne Glichitch Award in recognition of his contribution to the growth and development of hockey, in particular for the Czech Hockey Federation, in the last 25 years.

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FIH Order of Merit awards given to Dr Michael Green, Shahbaz Ahmad and Sarinder Dillon for their invaluable dedication and commitment to hockey at all levels.

A former German international player, Michael has played a vital role in the development of an Athletes Committee as well as being a highly dedicated addition to the Competitions Committee.

“The European hockey family are delighted to see the work of some of our finest hockey people being honoured last weekend,” said EHF President Marijke Fleuren following the awards.

“People like Margaret, Gino, Toko and Michael show what strong conviction and passion for our sport can do, no matter the different challenges while the French Federation have shown great innovation to be pioneers for our game. I applaud their excellent work and hope their success can inspire and motivate others!”

Also at the Congress, Tayyab Ikram (MAC) was elected as new President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), receiving 79 votes to the 47 given to Marc Coudron (BEL).

The duration of the term of the new FIH President will be of 2 years in order to complete the mandate of previous FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra who resigned on 18 July.

Maureen Craig-Rousseau (TTO, 88 votes) and Elizabeth Safoa King (GHA, 68 votes) were re-elected to the FIH Executive Board (EB), while Hiroya Anzai (JPN, 72 votes), Piotr Wilkonski (POL, 70 votes) and Deon Morgan (RSA, 66 votes) were elected for the first time as FIH EB members.

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