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Belgium formally end season with European places confirmed But is all fair?

Royal Leopold, La Gantoise and KHC Dragons will take up the Belgian men’s European places while La Gantoise and Braxgata will be their women’s representatives for the 2020/21 season.

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‘These things gel you, going through tougher times’ – Hollie Pearne-Webb

Great Britain’s hockey captain, who played a key part in the Rio gold, believes the postponement of the Olympics will give extra time to develop her young squad

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I think age is funny… the only thing is if players want to give it a go – Max Caldas

Netherlands Head Coach Max Caldas has hit reset for the Tokyo Olympics as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dutch Superstar Sombroek on the front line in fight against COVID-19

Not so many years ago, Joyce Sombroek was widely regarded as the finest goalkeeper in women’s international hockey. With the Netherlands she won every major prize the sport has to offer, becoming a European champion in 2011, an Olympic champion in 2012, a World champion in 2014 and being named FIH Hockey Stars Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year both in 2014 and 2015.

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Tokyo rescheduled to Summer 2021

The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the Covid-19 coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021.

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Canada withdraw from a summer 2020 olympic games

Canadian Olympic Committee will not send Canadian delegation to Tokyo 2020 Summer Games

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England Hockey suspends national hockey activity

Regions & Counties urged to follow suit

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IWHL Premier Division Review – 14 March

East Grinstead inflict Surbitons greatest ever defeat

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Belgium suspends all domestic hockey until March 31st

As a result of the further expansion of the Coronavirus in Belgium, the Flemish and French-speaking bodies competent for sports have decided to suspend all sports events in Belgium until March 31.

The Royal Belgian Hockey Association, the Flemish Hockey League and the Ligue Francophone de Hockey take note of this official decision and will comply with it. I.e. that ALL hockey activities (matches, training, initiations, …) in Belgium will be suspended from 12/03 until at least March 31, 2020.

The Hockey Association advises all clubs not to organize replacement activities in their infrastructure during this period. beside
we would urge everyone to submit the official recommendations regarding. observe hygiene and social contacts. This one
recommendations can be found here: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/nl/2020/03/10/help-jezelf-en-anderen-te-eschermen/

We will continue to monitor developments closely and will communicate again as soon as there is an official change
is announced by the competent authorities.

Finally, the KBHB, the VHL and the LFH would like to wish everyone affected by the virus a speedy recovery.

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EHL FINAL8 PUT ON HOLD due to Coronavirus fears

After careful consideration, the Euro Hockey League (EHL), AH&BC Amsterdam and our main sponsor ABN AMRO have made the difficult decision to put on hold the EHL FINAL8 Men and Women and the ABN AMRO EHL U14 Boys and Girls events which were due to take place from April 9 to 13, 2020.

Given the growing concerns over public health due to the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) global situation, the EHL has consulted at length with the relevant public health authorities and our partners. The unanimous consensus is to put the EHL FINAL8 on hold.

Hans Erik Tuijt, chairman of the EHL board, said: “We know that the EHL FINAL8 ranks as one of hockey’s highlights for the teams, their staff, officials, volunteers and fans. We have considered different options but we are deeply disappointed that current circumstances beyond our control mean we have no alternative but to put the event on hold.”

“We know that the levels of excitement for the ABN AMRO EHL U14 tournaments were high, too. To the girls, boys, their staff and parents, we are so sorry that your event has had to be placed on hold as well.”

“The health and well-being of everyone involved in the EHL must be our primary concern during this unprecedented time. We are also conscious of our responsibilities to the world around us. Placing the EHL FINAL8 on hold we believe, is the wisest decision that we can make in these extraordinary circumstances.”

“Please be patient with us while we discuss with the stakeholders the best way forward. Hockey fans who have purchased tickets will receive an email in the next seven days from our ticket partner Eventim and will receive a full refund into their bank accounts within three weeks.”

“I would like to thank all our partners, especially AH&BC Amsterdam, the City of Amsterdam and the Province Noord Holland for their incredible support and collaboration. Finally, I wish the hockey family well as we all face this testing time together.”

FAQs

Q: I have tickets for EHL; how do I get a refund? 

A: Ticket-holders will receive an email in the next seven days from our ticket partner, Eventim, and will receive a full refund into their bank accounts within three weeks.

Q: When will the EHL FINAL8 now take place? 

A:  At this stage, we do not have a confirmed replacement date for the EHL FINAL8. We will be monitoring the situation to see if and when an alternative date can possibly be put in place.

Q: Can I use the tickets at the postponed event?  

A: As the postponed date is not available as yet, we have decided to refund all tickets, please read the statement from EHL with regard to ticket refunds? 

Q: I have flights and hotel booked for EHL, will EHL refund this? 

A: The EHL takes no responsibility for monies lost through flights and hotel bookings, we recommend that you check with your travel insurance company and check with the hotel regarding their cancellation policy 

Q: Did you consider playing the EHL FINAL8 “behind closed doors” on the original dates?

A: This was considered but, with the likelihood of further travel bans being implemented and other logistical issues, it was not deemed a viable option.

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