FIH Media Release

EB holds last meeting before Congress

20 May 2021

Lausanne, Switzerland: Meeting virtually ahead of the 47th FIH Congress, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) approved a 5-year partnership with a gaming company – Gold Town Games (GTG) – which will develop a hockey manager game, available on mobile, planned to be released globally before the end of 2021 on Google Play and the App Store. The game will be free to download.

Furthermore, the EB confirmed the appointment of four new members for the Athletes’ Committee. Sreejesh Parattu (IND), Marlena Rybacha (POL), Mohamed Mea (RSA) and Matt Swann (AUS) are now joining the Committee. It also approved the appointment of Steve Horgan (USA) as the new Chair of the FIH Rules Committee, succeeding David Collier (England), whose term will be ending at the upcoming Congress.

Various updates were given during the meeting about development, FIH events – including the FIH Hockey Pro League and the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 -, finances, sport matters, governance, TV, commercial, marketing-communications matters and of course about the final preparations for the 47th FIH Congress session will be held virtually on 22 May. The Congress agenda is available here.

As already announced, all Congress delegates have been invited to join tomorrow, Friday 21 May, a #HockeyInvites virtual conference organised by FIH where a number of topics, such as development, sport matters, gender-equality, promotion or integrity, will be discussed. The FIH Awards will be announced on this occasion too.

Both the #HockeyInvites conference and the Congress session can be watched live on Watch.Hockey as follows:

  • #HockeyInvites conference: 21 May, from 11am until 3pm CEST (note: end time is flexible)
  • Congress session: 22 May, from 11am to 3:30pm CEST (note: end time is flexible)

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