HOCKEY COACH

  • Walsh is the right man to be India hockey coach: Harendra January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India hockey coach Harendra Singh on Thursday came out in support of current coach Terry Walsh saying the exAustralia forward was the right choice as the team had improved under him, but cautioned that further progress to medal status would be gradual. "Terry Walsh has huge experience. He is...
  • Terry Walsh named Chief Coach of India men's hockey team October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday named Australia's Terence Walsh, better known as Terry Walsh, as the Chief Coach of it's senior men's hockey team, replacing Michael Nobbs who had left the job on health grounds. Walsh, who has earlier coached Malaysia (199094), Australia (19972000) and Netherlands (2004), last worked...
  • Salary only hindrance in Walsh's appointment as hockey coach September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Salary remains the only stumbling block in Terry Walsh's likely appointment as new foreign coach of Indian men's hockey team as the Australian is demanding a hefty pay cheque, according to sources in the Sports Authority India. Former Australia coach, Walsh's name has emerged as the frontrunner for Michael...
  • Indian men's hockey team to get new foreign coach in two weeks September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is set to get a new foreign coach within two weeks' time as the national federation has shortlisted four candidates for the top job. Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra has confirmed that they have received six applications from across the globe to fill...
  • Process to appoint new India hockey coach begins September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team's interim chief coach Roelant Oltmans did well to help the team finish second at the 9th Asia Cup hockey tournament, but he thinks he will return to his full-time job of Hockey India's High Performance Director, which will follow the appointment of a new...
  • Oltmans believes young forwards will deliver in Asia Cup August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India might be grappling with injuries in its forwardline but High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans on Thursday reposed faith on his young crop of strikers to score goals and help India win the upcoming Asia Cup and qualify for the hockey World Cup next year. Star forward SV Sunil...
  • Women's WC bronze can inspire men to win Asia Cup: Hawgood August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: "Inspiration comes from different places and different persons", according to Indian women hockey's chief coach Neil Hawgood who hoped that the junior womens' historic bronze medal in the World Cup will inspire the senior men's team to win the Asia Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia. The Indian girls created history...
  • German hockey player sets up base in Rajasthan to coach children July 22, 2013

    Dausa (Rajasthan): A professional hockey player from Germany has taken it upon herself to teach the sport to children in Rajasthan's Dausa district. Andrea Thurmshirn is the hockey coach for children at Garh Himmat Singh, Dausa. For Andrea the village was same as it was in a picture book but...
  • Former hockey players back Michael Nobbs' sacking July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Former players on Tuesday termed Hockey India's decision to sack Australian coach Michael Nobbs a "step in the right direction" and backed Olympian MK Kaushik to once again take over the reigns of the men's national team. Captain of India's last World Cupwinning side in 1975, Ajitpal Singh said...
  • Report Card: India's outgoing hockey coach Michael Nobbs July 9, 2013

    Hockey India (HI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) were forced back to the drawing table after India couldn't seal a 2014 World Cup squad in Rotterdam last month, where they finished sixth. The clamour for chief coach Michael Nobbs' ouster was growing and finally resulted in SAI sacking him...
  • 'Several good signs for Indian hockey at CT' December 9, 2012

    Melbourne: Disappointed he might be on missing out on a medal but India's hockey coach Michael Nobbs said there were several good signs for his team during the Champions Trophy in which it finished fourth after losing to Pakistan in the bronze medal playoff here on Sunday. "It's a good effort...
  • Hockey: Shivendra blames coach Nobbs for fiasco August 24, 2012

    Gwalior: Indian hockey team's centreforward Shivendra Singh on Friday dropped a bombshell by stating that coach Michael Nobbs' wrong strategy of overattacking was responsible for team's lastplace finish at the London Olympics. "The team's coach Michael Nobbs was responsible for the humiliating defeat in London as he made us change the...
  • Nobbs has brought attacking hockey back to India July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Ending a dry spell of 32 years without an Olympic medal is a task that Bharat Chetri and his team will have to endure at the London Games. While the enormity of the job is not unknown, India somehow have managed to string together a team of 16...
  • We could've scored more goals: Nobbs July 2, 2012

    Le Touquet, France: India made little work of France here in the second friendly hockey Test, beating the hosts 40 to sweep the twomatch series. But as the Indian men's hockey team leaves France to cross the border into Spain for a triangular series before the Olympics, coach Michael Nobbs...
  • Need to play tough teams before Olympics: Nobbs June 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian hockey team, which won the bronze medal at the Sultan Azlan cup hockey tournament in Malaysia on Sunday, returned home last night to a warm reception at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport. Coach Michael Nobbs, who faces a Litmus test with the team at the July August London Olympic...
  • I'm more angry than disappointed, fumes Nobbs May 24, 2012

    Ipoh: India's chief coach Michael Nobbs was left fuming at his wards' lacklustre performance against New Zealand in their opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Thursday, saying the game was a "reality check" for the erstwhile giants of the game. The Australian said his wards were...
  • Hockey WC: India lose to Spain, out of race for semifinals March 5, 2010

    New Delhi: India coach Jose Brasa said his boys made some childish mistakes that saw the hosts go down 25 to Spain on Thursday and jeopardised their Hockey World Cup hopes. Brasa said with the loss against Spain, the team's semifinal chances are all but over. "We made some childish mistakes. It...