FIH President to attend 2011 OPC Tournament
FIH President Leandro Negre comes from a strong hockey background in his native Spain. He started his hockey career as a player at Olympic level for Spain. From there, he moved onto serving as the President of the Spanish Hockey Federation from1984-1992.
Leandro embarked on his international administrative career when he took a post with the European Hockey Federation on its Executive Board. From there, he was named the EHF President and was its representative on the FIH Executive Board. He has been a member of the FIH Executive Board since 1987.
Leandro Negre was elected the FIH President in 2008.
Leandro Negre is accompanying Pam Elgar Oceania President to the middle few days of the tournament. He is very keen to meet with the National Presidents and speak to them about the growth of Hockey in the region as well as his ideas for the future. He will be taking the time to watch a few games as well as meeting with the Oceania Hockey Executive.
Leandro is a firm supporter of the Continents and is looking forward to his first experience in Fiji.