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Rhett joins the Indian Hockey Team as an Analytical Coach


NEW DELHI, April 7 (IANS) India’s Hockey Team announced Friday that Rhett Halkett and Alan Tan will join the support staff of the Indian men’s hockey team in their new roles as Analytical Coach and Scientific Advisor respectively.

The Hockey India Board of Directors earlier announced that Craig Fulton is the new coach for the men’s hockey team.

Hockey India also announced that the former coach of the Japanese women’s hockey team, Anthony Vare, will serve as the analytical coach for the Indian women’s hockey team.

A former South African international, Ritt earned 155 caps between 2010 and 2018. In 2020, Ritt joined the Dutch women’s hockey team as an assistant coach. In his one-year tenure, he was part of the support team during the 2020-21 FIH Women’s Pro League, European Championships and Tokyo Olympics. In 2022, Rhett took on the role of assistant coach of the Scottish men’s hockey team and also led the Scottish men’s under-21 hockey team as head coach.

Alan Tan has over 10.5 years experience working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the New South Wales Institute of Sport from January 2011 – September 2021. He also held the position of National Development Team Program Manager at Wheelchair Rugby Australia from August 2021 to March 2023. Alan has worked as a teacher at Lab and Unit Resident for Undergraduate Exercise and Sport Science at University of Technology Sydney from September 2021 to March 2023, before taking up the position of Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach for Tennis Australia at the Sydney Training Center from November 2022 to March 2023.

Meanwhile, Anthony Vare took on the Analytical Coach role backed by a three-year stint as Assistant Coach for ACT Hockey and Hockey Australia between December 2008 and 2011. The High Performance Manager between August 2011 and February 2017, as Canada successfully qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games through the NCAA qualification system. world, for the first time in history.

He also helped the Canadian under-21 hockey team qualify for two consecutive World Youth Championships. Fari also continued to lead the Japan women’s hockey team as head coach and high performance manager between February 2017 and August 2020. Under his guidance, Japan won its first gold medal at the Asian Games in 2018. Fari took over as USA women’s hockey team coach and high performance manager between August 2020 to April 2022.

“We welcome the new coaching staff of the Indian men’s and women’s teams. On behalf of Hockey India, I thank the Sports Authority of India for processing their appointments on an immediate basis and appreciate their continued support in preparing the Indian teams for the upcoming Asian Games in China in 2023. I wish Rhett Halkett, Alan Tan and Anthony Farry “They are the best in their new roles” stated Padma Shri Dilip Terkey, President of Hockey India.

– Jans


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