Hockey India appoints Roelant Oltmans as Dir, High Performance

Oltmans, who coached the Dutch team for 14 years, has a long list of achievements. He is also the Chief Coach with Uttar Pradesh Wizards for Hero Hockey India League

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jan 18, 2013 6:59 PM
Hockey India appoints Roelant Oltmans as Dir, High Performance

Hockey India announced the appointment of Roelant Oltmans as Director, High Performance.

Dr Narinder Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India said that the appointment of Oltmans is an important step to ensure that a strategic programme is in place for the senior and junior men and women teams.

He added, “Hockey India has been looking for a candidate who not only has the experience of High Performance Management, but also understands the unique attributes of working on the sub-continent. We are confident that Roelant will bring his vast experience and knowledge into this key position.”

Oltmans, who coached the Dutch team for 14 years, has a long list of achievements. Under his coaching, the Dutch team won one Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, two FIH World Cups, three FIH Champions Trophy and the Euro Hockey League.

The former Dutch coach is currently working with the Dutch Olympic Committee as its Performance Manager for Elite Sports, and is also an International Hockey Federation (FIH) Master Coach. He is also the Chief Coach with the Uttar Pradesh Wizards for the Hero Hockey India League.

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