Gender-balanced delegation to attend EHF Equally Amazing Executive Leadership forum

Posted On 10/03/2023

Twenty-five national associations will be represented at the EuroHockey Equally Amazing Executive Leadership Forum with 50-50 split of male and female delegates attending in Brussels from March 24 to 26.

The event brings together, in total, 46 leaders in the sport to drive change on and off the playing field; like-minded people to exchange experiences to inspire and learn from each other.
Each national association member was invited to nominate one male and one female participant to take part in the forum, which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, and will be attended by general secretaries, board members, directors, executives and decision-makers.
The forum will feature a lineup of prestigious guests, with the confirmed presence of: Katie Sadleir, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF); Tine Vertommen, from International Olympic Committee’s Safe Sport Unit; and Thomas Briels, Olympic gold medalist, world champion and an alumnus of Johan Cruyff Institute’s Master in Sport Management (Online).
The Johan Cruijff Institute agreed a collaboration with the European Hockey Federation last December as a learning partner of the EHF and their general manager Mariël Koerhuis will be another of the key speakers at the forum.

She will bring the mission of Johan Cruyff Institute to the event and the importance of dual careers for athletes.
“My special interest lies in talent development in the world of sport, thanks to my role at Johan Cruyff Institute,” she said ahead of the event.
“My work focuses on further professionalising the sports industry worldwide through professional training.”
As for the conference, Mariël hopes: “to challenge the stakeholders who will be there to think about the importance of dual career development. I would also like to explain and convey the message of how Johan Cruyff founded Johan Cruyff Institute and our mission. So, I hope it will be an interesting and challenging session for the current and future leaders who are going to participate.”

The EuroHockey Institute is pleased to offer discounts for member national association athletes and staff as part of the EuroHockey Institute partnership with the Johan Cruyff Institute. Please see this link for more details:

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