Ric Charlesworth

  • Change evident in Indian hockey, says Charlesworth June 11, 2014

    Australia's famed coach Ric Charlesworth feels Indian hockey is making progress, but it would be a while before the country can return to the podium. "I think India is making progress. From what I see, there is some purpose in their game," says Charlesworth, coach of the Australian team that is...
  • Australia name Hockey World Cup squad April 28, 2014

    Perth: Australia's national hockey coach Ric Charlesworth on Monday announced an 18-man squad to defend the FIH World Cup to be held in The Hague from May 31 to June 15. Hockey Australia (HA) believe that their selection panel has named the best balanced contingent as the Kookaburras look to successfully...
  • Hockey India calls Australia coach 'loose cannon', Australia fumes January 18, 2014

    New Delhi: On the day India celebrated their first win over World No. 1 and Olympic champions Germany since 2004, a comment from Hockey India's secretary general Narinder Batra made the headlines - when he called Australia coach Rich Charlesworth a "loose cannon" in need of "psychological treatment". A foreign journalist...
  • Flexibility and patience key to success in India: New hockey coach November 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey's newly-appointed foreign coach Terry Walsh feels patience and flexibility are the two key ingredients which a person needs to be successful in a tough country like India. Some of Walsh's high-profile countrymates - hockey legend Ric Charlesworth and former cricketer Greg Chappell - did not have...
  • Indian coaches are not good enough for modern hockey: Charlesworth July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth is in favour of a foreign coach for India as he feels Indian coaches "are not good enough to fulfil the requirements" of the modern-day game. "I think India needs a foreign expert. I can say it from my experience that Indian coaches are...
  • Oltmans feels HIL will help India, Charlesworth not sure February 6, 2013

    Mumbai: They are a part of it but renowned coaches Ric Charlesworth and Roelant Oltmans differ about Hockey India League's (HIL) benefits in the struggling host country which finished 12th at the London Olympic Games. Four-time Olympian and former Australia skipper Charlesworth, the coach of the fifth-placed Mumbai Magicians, is...
  • The team is improving but yet to win: Ric Charlesworth January 29, 2013

    Ranchi: They suffered their seventh defeat in as many matches in the Hockey India League last night after going down 1-2 to Ranchi Rhinos but Mumbai Magicians coach Richard Charlesworth tried to stay positive and said his team is improving with each game. "Although we have been trying really hard, we...
  • Would be hard to find Pak players' replacements: Charlesworth January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Magicians coach Ric Charlesworth Wednesday conceded that it would be hard for his team to find replacements for the four Pakistani players who were sent back home following cross-border tension. "They were the best players. We can't replace them as they were very good. Our Pakistan goalkeeper Imran...
  • HIL: Momentum with Delhi as they take on Mumbai January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders got off to a winning start in the Hockey India League against Punjab Warriors in the opening game of the tournament on Monday and will take that winning momentum into Wednesday's encounter against Mumbai Magicians who will open their campaign here at the Major Dhyan Chand...
  • Sandeep Singh eyes return to national team January 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Out-of-favour Indian drag-flicker Sandeep Singh Wednesday said he is eyeing a return to the national team through the IPL-style Hockey India League which begins on January 14. "I want to perform well, because this is a good platform for me to return to the Indian side," Sandeep, who will...
  • Rising India need to be more organised, disciplined: Ric January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Legendary Australian coach Ric Charlesworth feels that the recent success in international events proves that India are fast improving but to become a force to reckon with again in world hockey, the past masters of the game need to be more "organised and disciplined". After a disastrous Olympic campaign...
  • Charlesworth appointed coach of Mumbai franchise in HIL December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Australian player and coach Ric Charlesworth was roped in as coach of the Mumbai franchise for the upcoming Hockey India League starting next year. "The Burman family is proud to welcome Ric Charlesworth to the Mumbai team. Ric brings a wealth of experience to the role," Dabur...
  • Blue turf no match to green pitch: Nobbs July 21, 2012

    London: The newly-introduced blue turf in world hockey has once again come in for sharp criticism from India's chief coach Michael Nobbs, who said he doesn't understand why the London Olympic organizers decided to hold the competition on such "a slow and bouncy surface". Nobbs said the blue turf is no...
  • Charlesworth backs India to qualify for Olympics February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The aura is long gone and recent performances have been inconsistent, but Indian hockey's former technical adviser Ric Charlesworth, who had a controversial stint with the team, still expects his former wards to qualify for the London Olympics during the qualifiers starting in New Delhi on Saturday. "India still...
  • India not in Australia's league yet: coach March 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Disappointed after a 5-2 thrashing at the hands of favourites Australia in the Hockey World Cup, India coach Jose Brasa admitted on Tuesday that his boys are not yet ready to play the top teams. India were completely taken aback by the speed and the agility of the tournament...
  • Hockey super coach Ric Charlesworth resigns July 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Hockey super coach Ric Charlesworth has had a rather tempestuous relationship with India's sports administrators. And now it has touched rock bottom after he resigned and left for Melbourne just before the junior Asia Cup in Hyderabad. ...
  • 'Horrible' experience makes Indian hockey advisor quit July 11, 2008

    New Delhi: He was the man who was supposed to lead Indian hockey out of the woods, but Ric Charlesworth's sudden decision to quit has left everyone shocked. He has resigned as technical advisor of Indian hockey. So what prompted this dramatic step? Sources in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) say...
  • Azlan Shah shows Indian hockey ready for turnaround May 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Even as the fans wondered if Indian hockey could ever recover from the depths that it had sunk to; a young team renewed hope at the 17th Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia. Even though the team finished second, it was time for celebration for the young hockey players...
  • SAI gives the go-ahead to Charlesworth, IHF still unsure March 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Australian hockey legend Ric Charlesworth is all set to get a larger say in Indian hockey. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has prepared a one- year contract for Charlesworth and he has been invited to join as expert coach and technical advisor with...
  • Govt slams IHF, demands more teeth for Aussie coach March 18, 2008

    New Delhi: After the embarrassment comes the blame game and the damage control. The Indian Hockey Federation – facing the heat for Indian team’s failure to qualify for the Olympics – is now being taken to task by the Government. Sources tell CNN-IBN the Sports Ministry has asked IHF to assign...
  • Charlesworth not interested if things don't change March 17, 2008

    New Delhi: A week after India's failure to qualify for the Beijing Olympics, the team's technical advisor Ric Charlesworth is finally in India. Charlesworth will meet with officials of the IHF and the Sports Ministry later on Monday and told CNN-IBN that if his methods and ideas aren't accepted, he...
  • Charlesworth in-charge of 'Promotion of Indian Hockey' March 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) has summoned Australian legend Ric Charlesworth to New Delhi to discuss his role in Indian hockey. He's been made in-charge of the 'Promotion of Indian Hockey' project in an agreement signed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), Ministry of Sports and IHF. Sources have...
  • FIH cracks the whip on Indian hockey March 12, 2008

    Mumbai: Even as a battered Indian hockey team returned home on Wednesday morning after having missed a chance to qualify for the Olympics; the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has sent out a stern message. The FIH has warned that Indian hockey must pull up its socks and do it quickly. When the...
  • Ex-Aussie captain attempts to revive Indian hockey November 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Ex-Australia captain Ric Charlesworth wants to help India revive a glorious tradition in field hockey that included six successive Olympic gold medals. Charlesworth, captain of the Australian team that won the 1986 World Cup, has taken up an assignment to structure a high performance program for Indian hockey. Winner of...