President's Message

President’s Message

EuroHockey Club Challenge III, Women 2018


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 III!

Every year, the EuroHockey Challenge 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 the EuroHockey Club Cup for the women.

This weekend we have a busy and exciting programme, with 10 tournaments taking place all over Europe. On the Mens’ side, we have the Trophy in Vienna, Challenge I in Geneva, Challenge II in Lipvoci, Challenge III in Copenhagen and Challenge IV in Helsinki. On the Women’s side, the EHCC is taking place in London, the Trophy in Dublin, Challenge I in Edinburgh, Challenge II in Ghent and Challenge III here in Vienna.

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