New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) As part of AHF’s plan for development through Distance ‘AHF Online Education’ initiative of hockey in the Asian continent, the AHF organised an online indoor hockey forum for experienced coaches, umpires and staff across the Asian continent through the Microsoft Teams application on Saturday.
The forum aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on various aspects of coaching, umpiring and event hosting with respect to organising indoor hockey events. The forum was curated with an aim at initiating discussions among the coaches, umpires & event organisers about indoor hockey across the continent. The discussion also touched upon the upcoming trend of indoor hockey being picked up world-wide and the basic difference between field hockey & indoor hockey events.
From Hockey India, the forum was attended by five of the Indian team coaching staff members, eight Hockey India match officials and six members from the Hockey India staff. The forum was also attended by the Director, High Performance, Hockey India, David Ian John.
Dato Tayyab Ikram, Chief Executive, Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) and Chairman FIH Development and Education Committee commented on the occasion, “We were honoured to organise the AHF online indoor hockey forum for hockey coaches, umpires and staff across the continent. If a country has top-notch coaches, umpires and experienced event organisers then the sport of hockey will grow at a rapid pace.”
Also speaking on the participation of the coaches, umpires and Hockey India staff in the forum Gyanendro Ningombam, Officiating President, Hockey India said, “It was absolutely brilliant for our coaches, umpires and Hockey India staff to attend an informative AHF online indoor hockey forum. Coaching, officiating and hosting events are the three pillars of our sport and I am confident that the participants have surely learned new techniques which will help them to improve their skills even further.”