Bhubaneswar: Even as the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium prepares to host the much-awaited FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019, FIH Academy and hosts Hockey India will be conducting a Series of Courses for Technical Officials, Umpires and aspiring Coaches on the sidelines of the event which is part of the important 2020 Tokyo Olympic Qualifying pathway.
Starting 4 June 2019, FIH Academy – Hockey India Level 2 Technical Officials Course will be held at the venue. The two-day course will be conducted by FIH Academy Technical Official Educator Iain Dugald Mckay, FIH International Advancement Panel Technical Official. The course will be delivered in a contemporary style with interactive sessions and practical course work. Eight officials have registered to take part in this course.
This will be followed by the FIH Academy – Hockey India Level 2 Umpiring course to be held from 8 June to 10 June 2019. The course will be conducted and presented by FIH Academy Umpiring Educator Robert Willem ten Cate, who is also the FIH Pro League Panel Umpire Manager. The course will be engaging and interactive with real-time match scenarios coupled with practical course work. A total of 11 Umpires have registered for this course.
“Through these courses, FIH Academy and Hockey India aim to provide education and resources to develop Umpires and Technical Officials that are currently at the National Level. Since these are held on the sidelines of the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019, presenters of these courses can make the sessions interactive as they will be following on-ground action too,” stated Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India.