The Appointments Committee is responsible for all EuroHockey tournaments appointments. The Committee’s work is year round, but Indoor and Outdoor appointments are published in May and October respectively. National Associations are requested to update their Indoor and Outdoor lists once a year.
In 2017, the nomination periods will be:
Indoor 2018 – March 6th 2017 – April 14th 2017
Outdoor 2818 – June 5th 2017 – July 14th 2017
The members work closely together but each have a specific area of expertise.
Chair, Ray O’Connor (IRL) – Ray is a former Olympic and World Panel umpire and a current World Panel Umpires Manager. He oversees all committee business.
Secretary, Yolande Brada (NED) – Yolande is a former Grade 1 umpire and current Grade 1 Umpires Manager. She is in charge of all UM appointments and assists in managing umpire and officials appointments.
Member, Sylvie Petitjean (FRA) – Sylvie an active/current official (FIH Category 1)official and has been appointed to the Olympics, Champions Trophy and EuroHockey Championships, amongst others. Alongside Christian and Anna, she is in charge of all officials appointments.
Member, Christian Deckenbrock (GER) – Christian is an active/current official (FIH category 2) and has been appointed to the Olympics, Champions Trophy and EuroHockey Championships, amongst others. Alongside Sylvie and Anna, he is in charge of all officials appointments.
Member, Anna Grazia Puglia (ITA) – Anna has had a long career as an official, having been appointed to Champions Trophy, EuroHockey Championships amongst others. Alongside Sylvie and Christian, she is in charge of all officials appointments.
Member, Christian Blasch (GER) – Christian is a Olympic and World panel umpire. He is in charge of all male umpire appointments.
Member, Margaret Hunnaball (ENG) – Margaret is a current Grade 1 Umpires Manager. She is in charge of all female umpire appointments.
Member and EHF Staff, Gráinne Cory – Gráinne takes care of administrating all work relating to the committee and appointments. She administrates the Appointments Web System (AWS) and is the official contact for any and all Appointments Committee business.
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The committee welcomes feedback and strives for transparency and fairness in all appointments.