Craig Fulton. | Photo credit: Special Arrangements
As previously reported by The Hindu two days ago, Hockey India on Friday appointed Craig Fulton as the new chief coach of the national men’s team.
Although no date has been confirmed for his arrival, the 48-year-old South African will join the team as soon as he completes the formalities, most likely at the FIH Pro in Rourkela later this month. After league games.
Fulton rose to prominence during his tenure as head coach with the Irish men’s team, helping them qualify for the Rio Olympics and being named FIH Coach of the Year in 2015. Most recently he was an assistant coach with Belgium for six years and was named Belgian Coach of the Year 2023 for the first time in 81 years last year after Royal Racing Club, Brussels, won the Belgian league title.
“I have had the honor of playing against him and now I look forward to working with him in this new phase. He comes with tremendous experience in coaching and his work ethic instills the confidence to enhance the team’s performance in world hockey,” said HI President Dilip Turki.
Appointments to the team’s Scientific Advisor and Analytics Coach positions are yet to be finalized.