Belgium captain and Olympic silver medallist John-John Dohmen and Netherlands’ Naomi outpost As won a International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) masculine and womanlike Player of a Year (2016) awards respectively during a celebration FIH Hockey Stars Awards Ceremony.
For a initial time in a sport’s story an awards rite was hold to honour a best players, goalkeepers, rising stars, coaches and umpires.
There were dual Indians in ravel — captain and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh (Goalkeeper of a Year) and Harmanpreet Singh (Rising Star of a Year) though both returned empty-handed.
After receiving a series of notable awards given her Rio 2016 success, Great Britain’s Olympic bullion medallist Maddie Hinch certified that winning a Hockey Stars 2016 womanlike Goalkeeper of a Year was a pinnacle.
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Ireland’s David Harte, meanwhile, was crowned a best in the universe for a second year in a quarrel as he perceived a masculine Goalkeeper of a Year.
92-year-old hockey fable Balbir Singh Senior, who was also benefaction on a occasion, gave divided a endowment to Harte. FIH President Narinder Batra gave divided a awards to a Player of a Year, both in men’s and women’s category.
Belgium’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games endowment success was a big factor in a nation’s athletes picking adult dual awards, with Dohmen’s compatriot Arthur Van Doren being named masculine Rising Star of a Year (aged 23 years and under).
Maria Granatto from Argentina picked adult a womanlike Rising Star of a Year after a hugely successful duration that saw her group win a 2016 Hockey Champions Trophy, where she won Best Junior Player, as good as being crowned Hockey Junior World Cup champions in November.
Coach of Year awards in both masculine and womanlike categories went to Great Britain with Danny Kerry winning a approval in a men’s territory and Karen Brown in a women’s section.
Both of them were not benefaction and a awards were perceived on their behalf.
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The masculine Umpire of a Year endowment went to Germany’s Christian Blasch while a approval in a women’s difficulty was bagged by Laurine Delforge of Belgium.
It is a initial rite of a kind to recognize those who have done such a poignant grant to a sport.
The FIH, in partnership with Hockey India, organized a Hockey Stars Awards 2016 rite that distinguished a success of a winners, providing an eventuality to simulate on what was a truly conspicuous year for a game.
Later, interacting with a reporters, David Harte pronounced as a teen he used to tell his mom that “I do not wish to be good, though a best.”
“My relatives always speedy me. we played a lot of sports all my life, though when we played hockey, we was absolutely hooked. It is an sparkling and interesting group sport,” he said.
John-John Dohmen pronounced it was “amazing and a large warn as good a outrageous honour to get a award.”
When asked if he would like to give any recommendation to the budding players, Dohmen replied, “I would like to tell them to continue to work unequivocally tough and play with passion, that is a many critical thing.”
“Concentrate when we play and have focus,” he pronounced giving divided a mantra for a success.
Arthur outpost Doren pronounced that it was a outrageous honour to win a award.
He also credited his group for a success. Maddie Finch pronounced that for a women goalkeeper to come out on a tip is additional special.
“I started when we was 13 years of age,” she said, divulgence that there was no hockey in a family, though she picked adult a competition that was introduced in a school.
Asked about women hockey contra men’s hockey, she replied, “I consider there is still a stretch between a two. I think in a UK there is bigger financial subsidy for a men’s hockey as opposite a women’s.”
When asked on a lighter note that who had suggested her to dress in a saree for a awards rite today, she replied, “it was my mom and integrate of girls in a FIH. we have unequivocally enjoyed wearing a saree, that we purchased from Chandigarh yesterday.”
Naomi outpost As pronounced it was a good honour to get a award. “I couldn’t have played final year a approach we played but a support of my teammates,” a Dutch lady said. Speaking about a event, FIH President Narinder Batra said: “Sincere congratulations to all of a endowment winners today. I’m gay that this overwhelming eventuality has given them the tellurian approval that they deserve. Their performances and achievements in 2016 have desirous a subsequent era in their particular fields and they should all be unequivocally unapproachable of their success.”
FIH CEO Jason McCracken added: “What a fantastic celebration of what was a noted year for a sport. The winners here currently are purpose models to so many people, whether young players or goalkeepers to those meditative about moving into coaching or officiating. These annual awards are hugely important in honour of lifting a form of a stars and our competition and pivotal to achieving a Hockey Revolution’s aim of making hockey a tellurian diversion that inspires a subsequent generation.”