Ipoh, Malaysia (16 April, 2016): His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Ruler of the state of Perak, presented certificates to 31 participants for the Level 2 Coaching Course and Advanced Umpiring course conducted by the FIH & Raja Ashman Shah AHF-MHC Hockey Academy alongside the ongoing Silver Jubilee 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here.
This is the first time five courses were held simultaneously in collaboration with the FIH and Raja Ashman Shah AHF-MHC Hockey Academy from 7-16 April, 2016. These courses were conducted by International Hockey Federation (FIH) instructors Mike Joyce from England and Siegfried Aikman of Netherlands.
The AHF Academy is named after the late Raja Ashman Shah, son of former Asian Hockey Federation President, the late HRH Sultan Azlan Shah.
Participants, both men and women, were from Korea, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Iran, Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh, Japan, Qatar, Sri Lanka and DPR Korea. Four participants attended the FIH Train the Trainer, six for the Coach Educator Course and seven were involved in Umpire Educator Course.
Since 2011, a total of 179 participants graduated in various courses from the FIH & Raja Ashman Shah AHF-MHC Hockey Academy. In its inaugural year, 31 participants attended the AHF Certificate for young umpires, 12 for the Train of Trainers and 39 attended the AHF Certificate of Level 1 Coaches courses.
Asian Hockey Federation Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Tayyab Ikram, congratulated all participants for their dedication and commitment towards improving the coaching methods in line with latest modules and techniques.
“Today we are recognised by FIH. It was our strong wish that we make the most effective initiatives in creating better coaches of higher level. We had five courses conducted this time. This is going to be a permanent feature in FIH and Asian Hockey in future plans,” said Dato’ Tayyab in his opening address to participants during the closing ceremony.
“We have now long term relations with the FIH and World Academy in collaboration with Raja Ashman Shah Academy in fulfilling our programmes for Asian countries. I would like to thank the Malaysian Hockey Confederation and Perak State Government in giving all the assistance in our journey,” he added.
FIH TRAIN TEAM: Tahir Zaman (Pakistan), Lim Chiow Chuan (Malaysia), Tai Beng Hai (Malaysia), Ghulam Ghous (Pakistan).
FIH COACH & UMPIRE EDUCATORS: Harendra Singh (India), Zahid Ali (Pakistan), Amarjit Singh (Malaysia), Rashad Mahmood (Pakistan), Lee Kim Hong (Korea), K. Kanapathy (Malaysia).
LEVEL 2 COACHING COURSE:
Pakistan – M. Saqlain, Mudassar Ali, Rehan Butt, Amir Hamza Khan Hamza, Binish Hayat, Sohail Akram Janjua, Chaudhary Anwaar Hussin
Bangladesh – Md Mosiur Rahman, Nur Nabi, Salim Lucky, Rasheed Hasan Rony Roslan Malaysia – Roslan Jamaluddin, Iman Gobinathan Krishnamurthy, Muhammad Amin Rahim, Wan Abdul Rahman Wan Mohd Roslan
DPR Korea – Hyon Suk Sin, Su Ok, Chun Ung Jun, Chun Gun, Young Jae Lee
Korea – Lee Young Soo, Jung Woo Lim, Yoo Mun Kyi
India – Chanamthabam Napolean, Rama Potnis
Japan – Chujo Tomohiro, Deguchi Suguru
Qatar – Abdou Mostafa, Neethu Thambi
Thailand – Kittiteerasopon Ornpimol, Ornpimol
Singapore – Thamir Singh
Iran – Fatemah Rajabian
Sri Lanka – Dayan Dissanayake
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