The EHF is delighted to congratulate our Board member and good friend Peter Elders who has been awarded the Dutch honour Officer in ‘Orde van Oranje Nassau’ at a ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Haarlem. 

This merit is given to people who have been working for the benefit of society for a long time or have encouraged others, or if someone has done one or more outstanding achievements or has performed activities that have a special value for society.

As a current member of the EHF and KNHB Boards, a retired international umpire who umpired for 17 years at the highest level including European Championships, World Championships, Champions Trophies and the Olympic Games.

At the end of his (international) federal referee career, Peter Elders was appointed as a Member of Merit of the KNHB. Peter has been a member of various arbitration-related committees at national and international level for many years.

A characteristic of Peter is that he is always willing to engage in dialogue: he likes to work together to realize things, shares his knowledge and experience and connects people around the world.

A huge well-done Peter who is appointed Officer in the ‘Orde van Oranje Nassau’.