Hockey India To Appoint New High Point Manager
Hockey India Secretary General Narender Batra announced the field hockey governing body’s decision "to appoint a high performance manager to whom the National coaches would report," according to THE HINDU. It was also decided "to continue with the services" of Coach Michael Nobbs and Physiologist David John. Batra maintained that the appointment of the HPM "would not curtail Nobbs' authority in any way." Batra said, “Call him a high performance manager or director, many top hockey playing countries have this concept. He will oversee both men’s and women’s teams. We are in discussion with a chosen few and will make the appointment by mid-October.” Batra presented a list of tasks for the HPM, which include: strategic management, planning and financial management, national senior/junior high-performance program, regional talent program, high-performance facilities and infrastructure, staff development and management, monitoring and reviewing all major competitions while gaining inputs from all relevant stakeholders (THE HINDU, 8/30).