This past weekend, March 22nd ÔÇô 23rd, five nations met in Croatia to discuss cross border partnership opportunities and plan for the next 2 years.
Representatives from Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and EHF debated many points but the key areas covered were the following
Development and Education Opportunities
ÔÇó Growing the number of players especially female players
ÔÇó Improving the infrastructure especially pitches and lighting
ÔÇó Training the workforce to sustain and deliver growth
ÔÇó Promoting Hockey 5s
ÔÇó Promoting Para Hockey
Competitions Regional and Continental
ÔÇó Growing the entries to EHF competitions
ÔÇó Improving the standard and offering of regional competitions: Club Interleague, National teams cooperation and hosting vs travelling.
EHF Vice President Carola Meyer attended the meeting alongside Executive Board Member and Development Committee Chair, Gianni Rossi, Norman Hughes (Development and Education Manager) and David Voskamp, Competitions Coordinator. EHF wishes to sincerely thank Croatia for hosting and organising the event with a special mention to Slaven Zlatar for all his work. We also thank every delegate for giving up their valuable time to work together!