इंडियन आवाज़     23 Feb 2020 12:33:58      انڈین آواز

Hockey India appointed Janneke Schopman as Analytical Coach for Women’s Team

HSB/ New Delhi
The decorated hockey star who has 212 international caps for the Netherlands and also successfully led the side for two years before retirement has to her credit a Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a Silver from the 2004 Athens Olympics. She was also part of the Netherlands squad that won the World Cup in 2006, and a Silver in the 2002 and 2010 World Cup.

The 42-year-old who was formerly associated with the United States National Women’s Hockey team as their Head Coach from 2016 to 2019. In her career as a Coach, she was associated with the USA U21 Women’s Team and also worked as Assistant Coach with the US National Women’s Hockey Team from 2014 to 2016 before being promoted to the role of the Head Coach. She was also the Head Coach for U-18 Den Bosch, a domestic club in the Netherlands.

Under her tutelage as Head Coach, the USA won the Hockey World League Round 3 in South Africa, finished third in the Pan Am Cup in 2017 and 2019. Won the Bronze medal in the FIH Champions Trophy 2016 and under her stint as Assistant Coach, the USA won the Champions Challenge in 2014 and finished 1st in Pan Am Games in 2015.

Incidentally, the Indian Women’s Hockey Team defeated USA at the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in November 2019 to win their second consecutive Olympic berth.

“I am looking forward to working with Janneke. We know each other for a long time and have the same thoughts about hockey and her experience as an Olympic Gold Medallist and World Cup winner will give the team a good boost in our preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” stated Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne.

Schopman will join the on-going Indian National Coaching Camp in SAI, Bengaluru on 18 January 2020 and accompany the team for their season opener in New Zealand where they will play the hosts and Great Britain.

“I am really excited to work with the Indian Women’s Hockey Team. I have followed their game for quite a while and I believe they are a very talented and determined group of players. I look forward to contributing to their zest to achieve desired results for India,” stated Janneke whose contract is till the end of 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



PM Modi inaugurates first edition of Khelo India University Games

HSB/Cuttack The first edition of the Khelo India University Games was declared open by Prime Minister Nare ...

Hockey :India claim bonus point with shoot-out triumph over Australia

Bhubaneswar India produced a near-perfect shoot-out performance to grab a bonus point in the second Match ...

Asian Wrestling C’ship 2020: Four Indians, including Bajrang Punia reach gold medal match

Bajrang Punia reached the gold medal match along with three more Indians on the opening day of men's freestyle ...


V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

Hindi is 3rd most spoken language in the world

615 million speaks the language after English, Mandarin AMN Hindi is the 3rd most spoken language o ...



India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...


Filmi Tidbits: Deepika ready for her role in ’83 ; Tabu in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Photo From Deepika Twitter Entertainment Desk Real-life couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will ...

Jaishankar inaugurates India Pavilion at Berlin Film Festival

AMN / BERLIN India's External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has said that the medium of cinema has the ...


@Powered By: Logicsart

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!