Jude Felix to Assist Terry Walsh as coach of Indian Men Hockey Team

26th March 2014: Double Olympian Jude Felix has been appointed as Coach of the Senior Men National Hockey Team of India. He will work under Chief Coach Terry Walsh.

Jude Felix-Coach Indian Men Hockey Team

Jude Felix-Coach Indian Men Hockey Team

Jude will join the training camp of the senior men hockey team on 27 March 2014 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi for preparations of the FIH Men’s World Cup 2014 to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from 31 May – 15 June 2014. He is appointed on a probationary period of three months with the senior men hockey team.

Speaking on the appointment Jude Felix, Coach, Senior Men National Hockey Team said, “I am coming with the vast years of my playing and coaching experience at different levels. I am confident that I will be able to make a contribution to players individually and team as a whole. Working with two great coaches in Roelant Oltmans and Terry Walsh, I am looking forward to learning from them and passing on the knowledge to as many coaches as possible in India”. Continue reading →

Core Probables for World Cup are Announced, Gurbaj Recalled

Indian Men’s Hockey Team will start their preparations for the FIH Hockey World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from 31 May-15 June 2014, with the training camp at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi from 9 March 2014.

Indian Team Players Gurbaj Singh (Punjab) and Chenglensana Singh (Railways) Trying to Get Possession of the Ball, in 3rd Quarter Final of Senior National Championship 2012

A file photo of Gurbaj Singh and Chenglensana Singh

The 33 senior men core probables for the World Cup were shortlisted by Roelant Oltmans, Director High Performance, Terry Walsh, Chief Coach Senior Men Hockey Team and Harbinder Singh Government Observer during a meeting held on 25 February 2014. A month-long preparatory camp of the senior men core probables will continue till 10 April 2014. Continue reading →

Japan and USA Women Go to the Hague

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed that the women’s national hockey teams of Japan and USA have qualified for next year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands after the completion of Women’s Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Pan American Cup in Mendoza (Argentina).

Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014, the Hague (Netherlands) from 31st May to 15th June 2014Like all of the continental championships, the big prize on offer both at the Asian and Pan American Cups was direct qualification for next year’s showpiece event at The Hague’s hugely impressive 15,000-seat Kyocera Stadium. Japan grabbed that opportunity with both hands on Friday (27 September), defeating Korea in the tournament final to become Asian champions and seal their World Cup ticket. Continue reading →

Korea beat India to Reach Final of Women’s Asia Cup

KUALA LUMPUR: Korea defeated India 2-1 to march into the final of 8th Women’s Asia Cup and deny India a chance of making the cut for the 2014 World Cup, which also resulted Japan‘s qualification for the quadrennial event next year in the Hague.

India vs Korea in the Semi Final of 8th Women's Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur

Japan beat China 4-1 to set-up summit clash with Korea, while India will take on China for Bronze medal on Friday.

The Koreans, winners of the Women’s Asia Cup in 1985, 1993 an 1999, went ahead with two early goals in the match and with stood the Indian fight back to secure their place in the summit clash. Continue reading →