MHA Handball Operations Director Alan Grima has been elected on the European Handball Federation Court of Handball during the 15th Ordinary EHF Congress.
The Congress which was originally planned to take place in Luxembourg is currently being held in Vienna, Austria, during this weekend under a strict health and safety protocol.
This is the first time that a Maltese representative got elected in any of the EHF commissions and boards.
The EHF Court of Handball is an independent body responsible at first instance for disciplinary adjudication within the framework of the EHF legal system and its member federations and associated federations.
The EHF Court of Handball settles violations of regulations including those of an administrative nature not under the competence of the EHF Office, disputes between handball and/or EHF related entities and/or individuals, and also decides upon any other issue relating to international handball competitions in Europe and/or EHF activities.
There were 15 candidates vying for the six positions of members on the EHF Court of Handball which is now composed as follows: President – Ioannis Karanasos (Greece); Vice-President – Sorin-Laurentiu Dinu (Romania); Vice-President – Andreas Thiel (Germany); Member 1 – Matea Horvat (Croatia); Member 2 – Alan Grima (Malta); Member 3 – Shlomo Cohen (Israel); Member 4 – Yvonne Leuthold (Switzerland); Member 5 – Urmo Sitsi (Estonia); Member 6 – André Hommen (Netherlands).
The EHF Congress has also elected a new Executive Committee for the period 2021-2025.
Former president Michael Wiederer (Austria) and Vice President Finances Henrik La Cour (Denmark) were the only candidates for the same positions and were elected unanimously.
The new Executive Committee is now made up as follows: Michael Wiederer (Austria) as president; Predrag Boskovic (Montenegro) 1st vice-president; Henrik La Cour (Denmark) vice president Finances; Bozidar Djurkovic (Serbia) chairperson Competitions Commission; Pedro Sequeira (Portugal) chairperson Methods Commission; Gabriella Horvath (Hungary) chairperson Beach Handball Commission; Executive Committee members Francisco V. Blazquez Garcia (Spain); Stefan Lovgren (Sweden) and Franco Bobinac (Slovenia).
MHA vice-president Ian Psaila also attended the EHF Congress in Vienna.
The Maltese representatives took this opportunity to meet high-ranking officials from the EHF and various European Federations and discussed future collaboration and opportunities that will provide for a brighter future for Maltese handball.