New Delhi, 08 August 2020: As part of AHF's plan for Development through Distance 'AHF Online Education' initiative of Hockey in the Asian continent, The AHF organised a spectacular online Indoor Hockey forum exclusively for experienced Hockey Coaches, Umpires and Staff across the Asian continent through the Microsoft Teams application on Saturday, 08 August 2020. 

The AHF Online Indoor Hockey Forum aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on various aspects of Coaching, Umpiring and Event Hosting with respect to organising Indoor Hockey events. The forum was curated with an aim at initiating discussions among  the coaches, umpires & event organisers about Indoor Hockey across the continent.  The discussion also touched upon the upcoming trend of Indoor Hockey being picked up world-wide and the basic difference between field hockey & Indoor Hockey events. 

From Hockey India, the forum was attended by five of the Indian Team coaching staff members, eight Hockey India Match Officials and six members from the Hockey India staff, who are experienced in organising International and domestic hockey events. Forum was also attended by the Director, High Performance, Hockey India, David Ian John.

The group of Coaches included persons, who are a Head Coach of a National Age Group team, the candidates, who were part of the forum, hold a FIH or AHF Level 2 Coach or higher level and are members of the National Coaching Panel/Team. The umpires, who were present at the AHF Online Indoor Hockey Forum, have experience of officiating in international tournaments.

Dato Tayyab Ikram, Chief Executive, Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) and Chairman FIH Development and Education Committee commented on the occasion, "We were honoured to organize the AHF Online Indoor Hockey Forum for Hockey Coaches, Umpires and Staff across the continent. If a country has top-notch Coaches, Umpires and experienced event organizers, then the sport of hockey will grow at a rapid pace. It's very important for the players to have the best of support and therefore we were delighted to organize a forum discussion to delve into the important aspects of Coaching, Umpiring and event hosting."

Also Speaking on the participation of the Coaches, Umpires and Hockey India staff in the AHF Online Indoor Hockey Forum Mr. Gyanendro Ningombam, Officiating President, Hockey India said, "It was absolutely brilliant for our Coaches, Umpires and Hockey India Staff to attend an informative AHF Online Indoor Hockey Forum. Coaching, officiating and hosting events are the three pillars of our sport and I am confident that the participants have surely learned new techniques which will help them to improve their skills even further. I would like to laud the Asian Hockey Federation for their efforts of growing and evolving the sport."

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