Felix roped in as India senior men's coach

Former India captain Jude Felix has been appointed as one of the coaches of the senior men’s national hockey team and the Olympian will work under chief coach Terry Walsh, Hockey India (HI) said on Wednesday.

Felix will join the training camp of the senior men hockey team on Thursday at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here for preparations of the FIH Men’s World Cup 2014 to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. M K Kaushik is the other Indian coach in the support staff.

He has been appointed on a probationary period of three months.

Speaking about the appointment, Felix said: “I am coming with vast years of my playing and coaching experience at different levels. I am confident that I will be able to make a contribution to players individually and team as a whole.

“Working with two great coaches in Roelant Oltmans and Terry Walsh, I am looking forward to learning from them and passing on the knowledge to as many coaches as possible in India.”

Felix is an Arjuna awardee (1995) and was the captain of the Indian team from 1993 to 95. He also led Indian team in the 1993 World Cup and in the Asian Games in 1994 at Hiroshima.

Felix has played more than 250 international matches and represented India in two Olympic Games in 1988 (Korea) and 1992 (Barcelona), two World Cups in 1990 (Pakistan) and 1994 (Sydney), two Asian Games in 1990 (Beijing) and 1994 (Hiroshima) and three Champions Trophy in 1985 (Australia), 1987 (Pakistan) and 1989 (Berlin).

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