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Olivier Moreau was elected President of the French Hockey Federation during the elective General Assembly, the 23rd of March, at the French Olympic Committee in Paris.
Olivier Moreau is a former international player (72 caps between 1969 and 1976,) was the General Secretary during the previous term. He was elected as the 10th President of the FFH since the NA was created in 1920. He succeeds Yves Renaud - President since 2002 - who did not stand for re-election.
« It is with both pride and great commitment that I take the responsibility for leading the French National Association for the next four years. The trust which was granted to me as General Secretary yesterday by Yves Renaud and the confidence granted today by clubs honor me, and I sincerely thank them.
In the aftermath of the London Olympic Games, it is essential for our national team to be high performer to win its place in Rio and reach greater visibility in media. This strategy is at the heart of my project and will need significant commitments in today's highly competitive sports environment.
During this mandate, in a difficult economic environment, I would like to change the governance of the French Hockey Federation to bring together the strengths of French Hockey and build a truly participatory Federation in order to improve efficiency and rigor.
I have presented my project on the theme of "openness" because I think it is necessary to ensure our development as we are looking for new audiences, new practices and as we want to strengthen especially women participation.
This mandate is aligned with a committed team which will allow the implementation of this common project: Hockey 2020 - The future is ours » said Olivier Moreau after his election.

Olivier Moreau was elected President of the French Hockey Federation during the elective General Assembly, the 23rd of March, at the French Olympic Committee in Paris.

Moreau is a former international player (72 caps between 1969 and 1976,) was the General Secretary during the previous term. He was elected as the 10th President of the FFH since the association was created in 1920 and succeeds Yves Renaud - President since 2002 - who did not stand for re-election.

"It is with both pride and great commitment that I take the responsibility for leading the French National Association for the next four years," said Moreau. "The trust which was granted to me as General Secretary  by Yves Renaud and the confidence granted by clubs honor me, and I sincerely thank them.

After the London Olympic Games, it is essential for our national team to be a high performer to win its place in Rio and reach greater visibility in media. This strategy is at the heart of my project and will need significant commitments in today's highly competitive sports environment.

During this mandate, in a difficult economic environment, I would like to change the governance of the French Hockey Federation to bring together the strengths of French Hockey and build a truly participatory Federation in order to improve efficiency and rigor.I have presented my project on the theme of "openness" because I think it is necessary to ensure our development as we are looking for new audiences, new practices and as we want to strengthen especially women participation.This mandate is aligned with a committed team which will allow the implementation of this common project: Hockey 2020 - The future is ours."

France's next major event is hosting the next World League Round 2 tournament one month from now. There, their men's national team will attempt to qualify for the World League Semi-Finals and a chance to earn a berth in the 2014 Hockey World Cup.