Ireland Gains 2nd EHF Delegate

Apart from the important action taking place on court at the 2016 Women’s European Handball Championships the European Handball Federation also organised a course and testing for prospective match delegates in Gothenburg from the 9th till the 11th of December.

The Irish Olympic Handball Association is delighted to announce that that Ireland’s applicant, Ms. Monika Partyka not only was accepted onto the course but also passed the Rules and Regulations examinations and so qualified as an EHF Delegate.

Monika who is originally from Poland has a Physical Education (masters degree) from the University of Szczecin, is a qualified PE teacher and handball instructor, arrived in Ireland 12 years ago. Monika’s refereeing adventure started when she was 15 years of age and she has numerous years of experience as a table official in the top leagues in Poland. Upon her arrival in Ireland , she continued her playing career with Dublin City University while also refereeing in the league. She also met her husband Peter (who is also Polish) in Ireland and together they have 3 children. Having qualified as a delegate Monika stated “I am delighted to have become Ireland’s second delegate alongside Peter Caulfield and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience back home”.

Monika is also a member of the IOHA’s Women’s Handball Development Committee, to find out more about them click here

The IOHA wish Monika continued success with her handball career at home and abroad.