Belgium, Great Britain sweep honours at the FIH Annual Hockey Awards 2017

For the first time, International Hockey Federation (FIH) in partnership with Hockey India announced the winners of the prestigious Hockey Stars Awards 2016 today. The event, held in the beautiful city of Chandigarh, is the perfect platform to recognise and honour the best players, goalkeepers, rising stars, coaches and umpires of the game.


Indian men's hockey team's captain P R Sreejesh and fast-rising drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh were the only two Indians in contention for ‘FIH Goalkeeper of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star of the Year trophy’ respectively. However, both the Indians failed to pick up the award as India’s tally remained nil in the Hockey star awards.


The “Male Player of the Year for 2016” was given to Belgium's John-John Dohmen, who helped his team to bag Silver at the Rio Olympics 2016. Whereas, Netherland's Naomi van As was declared the winner of the “Female Player of the Year Award for 2016”.


David Harte of Ireland won the “Male Goalkeeper of the Year” for the second time in a row. Great Britain was the biggest gainer at the Hockey awards, they bagged the awards for the world's best male hockey coach, best female coach, and best female goalkeeper as per the verdict announced by hockey players, coaches and fans around the globe.











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