A total of three online workshops will be held from 8 to 16 October.

After the successful completion of the AHF online education workshops exclusively for the Hockey India coaches, technical officials and umpires in July, August and September 2020, the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) will continue to conduct the workshops during the course of October.

A group of 15-30 coaches and umpires will be attending three AHF online education workshops this month. Aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on various aspects of set plays and free hits for coaches and officiating for umpires, these online education workshops will be conducted free of cost for participating candidates online through Microsoft Teams application. Each workshop will consist of a three to four hours’ sessions.

Speaking on the participation of the coaches and technical officials in the AHF online education workshops, Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam said, “The AHF online education workshops have been a vital part of the growth of our coaches and technical officials. With a much bigger knowledge base, we are sure that they will be able to garner much better results in the upcoming months. It’s been an absolute privilege to work closely with the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) and we are delighted that they have made an immense contribution to the evolvement of hockey in India.”

Meanwhile, the chief executive of Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) and chairman of FIH development and education committee Dato Tayyab Ikram also commented on the occasion. He said, “We are very keen to continue to contribute to the growth of the coaches and technical officials in India through the AHF’s online engagement and education workshops in October. We have received a fantastic response from all the candidates in the last few months and they have participated actively and benefitted from the high-performance and technical input with great interest.”

Along with the online workshops exclusively for Hockey India, the AHF will organize another set of online education workshops for all Asian hockey-playing nations in October. Hockey India has nominated a maximum of six candidates for each of these educational workshops.