During a special meeting in Barcelona, FIH President Tayyab Ikram had the opportunity to meet with three past FIH Presidents: Juan Ángel Calzado, Leandro Negre, and Santi Deo. Also present at the gathering was EuroHockey President Marcos Hofmann and Real Club de Polo President Curro Espinós de Pascual.
President Ikram expressed his gratitude for the chance to meet with his predecessors and expressed his honor and respect for Juan Ángel Calzado, who served as the head of hockey’s world governing body from 1996 to 2001. The two exchanged a FIH memento during their meaningful interaction.
In addition to their exchange, President Ikram also discussed important matters with EuroHockey President Marcos Hofmann regarding the development of hockey and how FIH and EuroHockey can work together to support its growth. He looked forward to more collaborations and interactions in the future.
The meeting took place at the site of the first FIH Hockey World Cup (Men’s) in 1971, adding historical significance to the gathering. Overall, it was a special occasion that brought together three past FIH Presidents at the same place at the same time.