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FIH Committees and Advisory Panels

At FIH we currently have several Committees and Panels who play an important role in the Federation’s governance structure. Below is a list of all the members and a summary of each group's function.

Guidelines and Protocol

Committee and panel protocols 2019.pdf (201.9 KB)
Guidelines for eligibility to be appointed to a FIH committee and panel 2019.pdf (194.2 KB)

Athletes Committee

The Athletes’ Committee is made up of current and former hockey players who have the responsibility to act as a liaison between the FIH and the Athletes and make sure the Athletes have a voice in the FIH decision making process. The members of the At…

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Awards Panel

The overall aim of the Awards Panel is to assist the FIH Executive Board by overseeing the nominations procedure and the allocation of the FIH Honorary Awards.

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Commercial & Broadcast Panel

The overall aim of the Commercial & Broadcast Panel is to assist the FIH in supporting the delivery of the commercial and broadcast strategy and providing external expertise.

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Competitions Committee

The Competitions Committee is responsible for all logistical items related to FIH events. This can include, but is not limited to, the calendar of events, sanctioning events, discussion of regulations and competition procedures at the top level FIH c…

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Development and Education Committee

The overall aim of the Development & Education Committee is to assist FIH in supporting member National Associations with the implementation of Hockey2024, to assist the development of FIH Hockey Academy and future global development strategies.

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Disciplinary Commissioner

The overall aim of the independent Disciplinary Commissioner is to handle the daily disciplinary matters referred to him by the CEO as required by FIH Statutes. Therefore, he investigates, considers and determines on any matters referred to him by the CEO such as breaches of the FIH Statutes and Regulations or any other disputes referred by the FIH CEO.

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Elections Oversight Panel

The aim of the Election Oversight Panel is to ensure that the FIH elections are carried out in a fair and transparent manner consistent with the FIH Statutes, Integrity Code and General Regulations.

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FIH Pro League Management Panel

The overall aim of the FIH Pro League Management Panel is to assist the FIH Executive Board in overseeing the general operations and performance of the Pro League in accordance with the League Participation Agreement, League Manual and League Regulations.

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Finance Risk and Compliance Panel

The overall aim of the Finance Risk and Compliance Panel is to protect and advise the FIH Executive Board of material changes to the risk environment that could materially impact the financial or reputational welfare of FIH, to assist the Executive Board in Risk Management process, overview the relationship with the external auditor and review the Audited Accounts.

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Governance Panel

The overall aim of the Governance Panel is to assist the FIH Executive Board in creating the Governance policy and strategy within FIH and to monitor that governance best practices are followed and maintained.

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Health & Safety Committee

The overall aim of the Health & Safety Committee is to assist the FIH by providing recommendations on the health and safety activities (physical and psychological wellbeing of athletes, officials, coaches, event staff and spectators), facilitating FIH compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code and IOC Medical Code or reviewing medical policies.

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Human Resources & Remuneration Panel

The overall aim of the Human Resources & Remuneration Panel is to assist the Executive Board of FIH execute its responsibilities for the leadership of hockey in line with the strategic priorities of FIH.

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Integrity Unit

The role of the independent Integrity Unit is to protect the integrity of the sport of Hockey by assisting FIH on integrity matters and good governance, monitoring the development of integrity issues and recommend updates to the Integrity Code.

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International and Olympic Relations Panel

The overall aim of the International and Olympic Relations Panel is to raise the global status of hockey through a strategic International Relations plan. The Panel should explain and showcase the sport of hockey, facilitate the access to hockey, position FIH and/or hockey content in external channels, ensure hockey is a significant beneficiary of resources by providing support to build stronger networks between hockey and external organisations.

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Judicial Commission

The overall aim of the independent Judicial Commission is to render decisions whether by acting as an appeal body or by constituting a first instance tribunal in disputes as set out in the FIH Statutes.

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Officials Committee

The overall aim of the Officials Committee is to assist FIH in relation to outdoor or indoor hockey, Hockey5s and any other Hockey discipline to establish the development, training and management of officials.

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Rules Committee

The overall aim of the Rules Committee is to assist FIH in the following ways in relation to all sanctioned forms of hockey to manage the current rules (interpretation, application, development), to make the game more easier to understand and enjoyable, to co-ordinate the collection of match and tournament statistics related to Rules and to contribute to the development of the game (equipment, player welfare).

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Women in Sports Committee

The overall aim of the Women in Sports Committee is to assist the Executive Board to raise awareness about gender equality, inclusion and promote diversity in sports practice and governance.

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