Indoor Committee, a welcome from the Chair, Jan Vymazal
The Indoor Committee meets once a year, this year we meet on 12th May 2012 in the EHF Office in Brussels.
It is vital at our meetings that we start with a review of the past year's Tournaments. We set very high standards for our EuroHockey Indoor Tournaments, so it is important that we look at the good and the bad from last year. Excellence is formed by good habits, so reviewing and using this knowledge to prepare for the next season will see us building on the successes of the last season.
In 2012 the DHB hosted the EuroHockey Indoor Championships in Leipzig, with a superb venue and huge crowds, we were delighted that our flagship Indoor Tournament was such a success and thank the DHB and their team.
And then we look ahead to 2013 and 2014:
A huge thank you to all the Clubs and Nations who have offered to host. Without hosts there simply would be no EuroHockey Tournaments.
We are mindful of the Indoor Rules and Regulations and keeping them current. The Board has set up a Working Group on Regulations, so we will recommend any changes to this group. As Europe is the leader in Indoor Hockey worldwide, we always report to the FIH on FIH Rules, it is up to the FIH to set the Rules of Indoor Hockey, but we always as a Committee advise them.
The EHF has spent considerable time and energy setting Strategic Objectives and Targets, so we as a Committee will keep them in mind during all our discussions.
The Indoor hosts for 2013 and 2014 are now on the site under Competitions and Match Schedules are being posted as and when they are agreed between the hosts and our Comeptitions Manager.