President's Message

President's Message EuroHockey Club Challenge II W 2019 Vienna

As President of the European Hockey Federation is it my pleasure to welcome all the players, officials, media and fans to NAVAX AHTC for the EuroHockey Club Challenge II.

Every year, the EuroHockey Club events give smaller clubs an opportunity to compete at their own level on the European stage. Every year brings new possibilities for promotion and advancement, with the ultimate goal being the EHL for the men and, from next season, EHL Women.

This summer we have a busy and exciting programme, with 11 club tournaments taking place all over Europe. On the Women’s side, we’ve seen a successful EHCC in Amsterdam, Trophy in London and Challenge I in Lille. This weekend sees the remaining women’s events- Challenge II here in Vienna and Challenge III in Boryspil. On the Mens’ side, we have EHL, the Trophy in Wettingen, Challenge I in Siemianowice Śląskie, Challenge II in Prague, Challenge III in Alanya and the Challenge IV in Malta.

Organising a tournament requires a lot of work, patience and dedication and the European Hockey Federation would like to thank Wolfgang and his team’s tremendous effort here at NAVAX AHTC to ensure that we all have a great and enjoyable tournament.

To the officials, coaches, umpires and fans: thank you for all your work and commitment, which make this all possible.

To all the players taking part in this tournament, I wish you a fair, competitive and successful tournament. Make your club and yourself proud!

To all the spectators: enjoy the show!

Marijke Fleuren


European Hockey Federation