All forty-four (44) participants of the EHF Youth Leadership Festival this summer were invited to apply for the available positions. Following a selection process by the EHF Development Committee and current EHF Youth Leadership Panel, we are delighted to announce that a total of 6 new leaders have been chosen for the EHF Youth Leadership Panel 2020 to 2021. The main criteria were to have each region represented on the panel.(*)

The result of the selection is:

EHF Youth Leadership Panel 2020 to 2021 Role

Name

Nation

Gender

Chairperson

Emilie Vedel Blankschon

DEN

Female

Vice Chairperson

Cedric Vermeiren

BEL

Male

Vice Chairperson

Chloe Jordan

WAL

Female

Marketing Lead

Sarah Campion

IRL

Female

North West Regional Lead

Harri Evans

WAL

Male

Balkan Regional Lead

Ivett Stojanovic

SRB

Female

Southern Regional Lead

Sergio Olles

ESP

Male

Eastern Regional Lead

OPEN

Central Regional Lead

Jonas Verest

SUI

Male

Nordic Regional Lead

Jeppe Frank Pilgren

DEN

Male

Ordinary Member

Helen Windsor

ENG

Female

Ordinary Member

Josip Briški

CRO

Male

On making the announcement Peter Elders, Chair of the EHF’s Development Committee said “It is very encouraging for the EHF to see that there are so many young leaders in Europe who are looking to learn, improve and voice opinions and solutions to better the development of hockey at all levels. I am really looking forward to working with this dedicated group.” 

The Youth leadership panel aim is to ‘Give youth a real voice in European Hockey development’.

Priorities for the panel include

  1. Youth Hockey Supporting the increase of young people accessing hockey.
  2. ParaHockey Increase the amount of European Nations paying ParaHockey.
  3. Youth Leadership EHF provides a pathway to committees in nations and/or with the EHF.
  4. Work Experience Across hockey programmes and events within development, competitions and communications.

 

(*)Note: The EHF will be working with National Associations in the Eastern Region to appoint a representative soon as no applications were received thus far; if you know someone who would be perfect for this role, please email Tom Pedersen Smith on [email protected]