Hockey India on Friday won the prestigious Etienne Glichitch award in recognition of its contribution to the growth and development of the sport in the country.
The award was announced by the governing body of the FIH game during the HockeyInvites virtual conference as part of the 47th FIH Congress, which ended with the FIH Honorary Awards.
“Hockey India has been named the winner of the Etienne Glicic Award in recognition of his remarkable contribution to the growth and development of hockey,” FIH said in a statement.
The award recognizes many people, teams and organizations for their outstanding contribution to hockey.
The Pablo Negre Award was presented to the Hockey Federation of Uzbekistan, acknowledging “the tremendous efforts to improve playing conditions through new infrastructure and the implementation of youth development models”.
The Polish Hockey Association received the Theo Ikema Award, thanks to various hockey development projects, as a result of which 30 newly trained coaches and over 3,000 students were introduced to the sport in the country.
Among England strikers, Sam Ward, who suffered a career-threatening eye injury in 2019, has been named the recipient of the Super Fair Play trophy René G Frank.
The Guust Lathouwers Memorial Trophy – for a person who has made a significant mark on the development of outrage – went to Croatia’s Ivona Makar.
Sharon Williamson of New Zealand was named the winner of the NPV Sultan Azlan Shah Award for dedicating thousands of volunteer hours to the delivery of the brand new National Hockey Center of New Zealand in Auckland.
The FIH Honorary Awards took place on the opening day of the 47th Congress. The congressional meeting will be held on Saturday and the agenda will include elections for the post of FIH president and for four positions of ordinary member of the EB.