FIH - Fédération Internationale de Hockey

fih-logo1 fih-logo2 (Field) Hockey is an ancient sport. There are depictions of hockey-like games from the Ancient Greece and East Asia.
The modern hockey game originated in the middle of the 19th century in England. An International Rule Board was introduced in 1895, and in 1908 hockey was part of the Olympic program for the first time. But the sport was not considered for the Olympic Games in 1924 because it was not represented by an international federation. This has inspired the Frenchman Paul Léautey to invite representatives from other 6 countries (AUT, BEL, ESP, HUN, SUI and TCH) to establish the Fédération Internationale de Hockey sur Gazon (FIH) in the same year. In March 1935, the FIH deleted the words "sur Gazon" from its name.

Parallel the women's hockey grew rapidly. In 1924 at a meeting of representatives from ENG, IRL, SCO, WAL and USA it was decided to establish a separate women's federation. Three years later in London the International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations (IFWHA) was founded by AUS, DEN, ENG, IRL, RSA, SCO, USA and WAL.
On 1983, Apr 23 the IFWHA dissolved, its member federations became immediately member of the FIH (if not already associated). This merger was a demand by the IOC to include women′s hockey in the Olympic program.

1930: 15 member federations (only FIH)
1964: 50 member federations (only FIH)
1974: 71 member federations (only FIH)
1996: 119 member federations
2014: 126 member federations

Presidents

FIH

IFWHA
07.01.1924 - 02.01.1926 Paul Léautey FRA


03.01.1926 - 24.03.1932 Frantz Reichel FRA
??.01.1927 - 10.09.1933 Catherine J. Gaskell ENG
13.11.1932 - 10.08.1936 Dr. Marcel Bellin du Coteau FRA
11.09.1933 - 08.05.1948 Helen Krumbhaar USA
10.08.1936 - 1945 Georg Evers GER
1945 - 06.10.1946 Robert Liégeois BEL, interim


06.10.1946 - 23.11.1966 Jonkheer L.J. Quarles van Ufford NED
08.05.1948 - 12.07.1950 M. Dietrich RSA



13.07.1950 - 10.10.1953 Hilda M. Light ENG



11.10.1953 - 02.11.1955 Marie Hamilton AUS



03.11.1955 - 02.06.1956 Eve Redfern AUS



03.06.1956 - 07.05.1959 Eska de Josselin de Jong NED



08.05.1959 - 18.09.1963 Nancy Sawin USA
23.11.1966 - 04.09.1983 René G. Frank BEL
19.09.1963 - 28.09.1967 Bärbel Kolbenschlag FRG



29.09.1967 - 01.09.1971 Aileen Gooder NZL



02.09.1971 - 23.04.1983 Eileen Hyndman SCO
21.01.1984 - 16.11.1996 Étienne Glichitch FRA


16.11.1996 - 23.04.2001 Juan Ángel Calzado de Castro ESP


23.04.2001 - 29.11.2008 Els van Breda Vriesman NED


29.11.2008 - 12.11.2016 Leandro Negre Carrió ESP


12.11.2016 - Dr. Narinder Batra IND


Secretaries General

FIH

IFWHA - Honorary Secretaries
07.01.1924 - 24.11.1929 Francisco Botella ESP
??.01.1927 - 08.07.1930 Wilhelmina A. Baumann ENG
24.11.1929 - 03.11.1950 Albert Demaurex SUI
08.07.1930 - 11.09.1933 Helen G. Armfield ENG



11.09.1933 - 08.05.1948 Anne B. Townsend USA



17.05.1948 - 12.07.1950 Sylvia C. Hoffa RSA
03.11.1950 - 23.11.1966 René G. Frank BEL
13.07.1950 - 10.10.1953 Kathleen „Kay” Watkins ENG



11.10.1953 - 02.06.1956 Pretoria „Tory” Wicks AUS



03.06.1956 - 07.05.1959 Reina F. Streefkerk-Schuitema NED



08.05.1959 - 18.09.1963 Betty Shellenberger USA
IFWHA - Honoray General & Conference Secretaries
23.11.1966 - 21.01.1984 Étienne Glichitch FRA
18.09.1963 - ??.08.1979 Kathleen „Kay” Watkins ENG



??.08.1979 - 23.04.1983 Margot Stewart SCO
21.01.1984 - 04.03.1993 Juan Ángel Calzado de Castro ESP


04.03.1993 - 05.11.1994 the role has been shared by a number of council members
05.11.1994 - 23.04.2001 Els van Breda Vriesman NED


23.04.2001 - 04.10.2011 Peter Cohen AUS


Player of the Year

Men

Women

1998 Stephan VEEN NED Alyson ANNAN AUS
1999 Jay STACY AUS Natascha KELLER GER
2000 Stephan VEEN NED Alyson ANNAN AUS
2001 Florian KUNZ GER Luciana AYMAR ARG
2002 Michael GREEN GER Cecilia ROGNONI ARG
2003 Teun de NOOIJER NED Mijntje DONNERS NED
2004 Jamie DWYER AUS Luciana AYMAR ARG
2005 Teun de NOOIJER NED Luciana AYMAR ARG
2006 Teun de NOOIJER NED Minke BOOIJ NED
2007 Jamie DWYER AUS Luciana AYMAR ARG
2008 Pol AMAT ESP Luciana AYMAR ARG
2009 Jamie DWYER AUS Luciana AYMAR ARG
Naomi van AS NED
2010 Jamie DWYER AUS Luciana AYMAR ARG
2011 Jamie DWYER AUS Maartje PAUMEN NED
2012 Moritz FÜRSTE GER Maartje PAUMEN NED
2013 Tobias HAUKE GER Luciana AYMAR ARG
2014 Mark KNOWLES AUS Ellen HOOG NED
2015 Robert van der HORST NED Lidewij WELTEN NED
2016 John-John DOHMEN BEL Naomi van AS NED


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