Tushar Khandker takes the helm as Head Coach of Junior Indian Women’s Hockey Team. In an announcement by Hockey India, Tushar Khandker, a former captain, has been appointed as the head coach of the junior women’s national hockey team. The team is currently in full preparation mode for the upcoming World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Santiago from November 29 to December 10.
Khandker’s appointment comes as a replacement for Harvinder Singh, who had been serving as the interim coach since Eric Wonink’s departure in January.
The decision to appoint Khandker as the head coach of the junior team was made due to the commitments of Janneke Schopman, the chief coach for both senior and junior sides, who is currently occupied with preparations for the Asian Games.
With an illustrious career in international hockey, Khandker brings a wealth of experience to his coaching role. Over the past decade, he has established a strong coaching portfolio, making him a valuable addition to the team. Khandker was quoted as saying in a press release.
“I have always been inclined towards coaching after my playing career. Over the years, I have worked under some renowned coaches in world hockey and have learnt a lot working with them,”
“I look forward to using my knowledge of the sport to help these young and talented players to elevate their performance in international hockey”
From 2014 to 2016, Tushar Khandker served as a coach for the Indian men’s team and achieved significant milestones. These accomplishments include winning a historic silver medal at the 2016 Champions Trophy in London, securing a gold medal at the Asian Champions Trophy, clinching a bronze at the 2015 World Hockey League in Raipur, and being a part of the coaching staff for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
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