Coaches show interest in 2014 Hero Hockey India League
New Delhi, 23 October 2013: Four foreign coaches have shown their interest in the second season of the Hero Hockey India League starting from 23 January 2014.
Hockey India Secretary General and Hero Hockey India League Chairman Dr. Narinder Batra said “It is good that Hero Hockey India League is able to draw the attention of the best hockey coaches in the world who are willing to be part of this prestigious league. The options of these foreign coaches are open for the franchises who wish to hire them”.
The four foreign coaches including Mr. Terence Walsh, Mr. Gerhard Rach, Mr. Ezequiel Paulon and Mr. Jacques Brinkman have expressed their willingness to apply coaching jobs in Hero Hockey India League.
The newly appointed Chief Coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team Mr. Terence Walsh has worked as Technical Director with USA field Hockey from 2005-2012, pursued his coaching career in 1990 where he worked as head coach of the Malaysian National Hockey team till 1994. He also worked as head coach of the Australian National team from 1997-2000. In 2004, Terry worked as head coach of the Netherlands hockey team that won Silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games in the same year. Terence Walsh is an International Hockey Federation (FIH) Master Coach.
India’s first foreign coach in 2004 Mr. Gerhard Rach is another candidate who offered his name for a coaching job in Hero HIL, he has also worked previously with the Egypt national team. In 2009, Gerhard further extended his experience in sub-continent as he worked as Coaching Director in Bangladesh for two years. He has also worked as the High Performance Consultant with a Viennese (Australian) Club for two years.
Former Argentina Coach Mr. Ezequiel Paulon is also ready for an opportunity to coach in the Hero HIL. He worked as Assistant Coach with Argentina Men Hockey Team for more than a year. For four years Mr. Paulon has worked as Director of Argentina Hockey team consultants and was also the coach of LOHC (Holland Hockey Club) for one year.
Mr. Jacques Brinkman who has coached top hockey clubs including Amsterdam Hockey Club (1998), SCHC (2004-2007 & 2010) and Laren (2008-2009) and currently working with Zwolle Hockey Club in The Netherlands since 2010 as talent coach. As a player he played 337 International matches for The Netherlands.
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