(Photo: Willem Vernes)

Marijke Fleuren, President of the EuroHockey Federation (EHF) was named this week a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Marijke received  her insignia from Minister Edith Schippers of Health, Welfare and Sport during a special ceremony in The Hague this week.

In addition to her enormous voluntary contribution to  hockey and various roles including a member of the FIH Board and President of the European Hockey Federation, Marijke is one of the founders of the Safe Climate Campaign Sport of the Dutch NOC.

Carola Mayer, Vice president of the EHF, who was in attendance at the special ceremony this evening said: "What better way for our President to be honoured, after a fabulous day of hockey in an even more fabulous stadium! On behalf of the Board and everyone in the European hockey family I would like to congratulate Marijke on this wonderful personal honour, and thank her for her never ending energy, along with her knowledge that she brings to every aspect of her work for hockey.”