Life at the European Handball Federation in 2020 might have been a bit different to previous years, as staff dealt with the challenges thrown at them due to Covid-19 – but not once did the smiles diminish.
As written elsewhere in this report, business did not suffer as a consequence of Covid-19 and neither did the morale of the EHF and EHF Marketing staff, who pulled together to ensure 2020 was still a year to remember in its own unique way.
Although several planned team-building exercises and activities had to be cancelled, there were plenty of moments for EHF staff to pull together – even if that was from their new ‘home’ offices.
The most fiercely contested activity started in May, when the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge saw seven teams from the office begin the 100-day competition to walk, run, swim, bike and hike as many steps as possible. After more than three months and millions of steps from the 49 competitors, Media Spartans were declared the winners in a closely fought battle.
That competitive edge was also shown in the annual beach handball tournament, which took place over the summer and saw two teams go head-to-head, at a social distance, in a bid to become crowned kings and queens of the beach.
Whatever 2021 has got in store, you can be sure the EHF and EHF Marketing staff will be prepared and waiting with smiles on their faces – ready in or outside of the office.