FIH Player of the Year Awards 2016

Awardees Posing Together In Ceremony
Awardees Posing Together In Ceremony

International Hockey Federation announced FIH Player of the Year Awards 2016 on Tuesday 23rd in the award ceremony held in Chandigarh. It was for the very first time in the history of sports that an award ceremony was held to honor the best players, goalkeepers, rising stars, coaches and umpires. The event was organised along with the partnership of Hockey India.

Narinder Batra- President FIH
Narinder Batra- President FIH

Talking about the event to the media, FIH President Narinder Batra said: “Sincere congratulations to all of the award winners today. I’m delighted that this stunning event has given them the global recognition that they deserve. Their performances and achievements in 2016 have inspired the next generation in their respective fields and they should all be very proud of their success.”

Jason Mccracken- CEO FIH
Jason Mccracken- CEO FIH

While FIH CEO Jason McCracken had to say that:”What a fantastic celebration of what was a memorable year for our sport. The winners here today are role models to so many people, whether young players or goalkeepers to those thinking about moving into coaching or officiating. These annual awards are hugely important in respect of raising the profile of our stars and our sport and key to achieving the Hockey Revolution’s aim of making hockey a global game that inspires the next generation.”


Glimpses Of The Awards

  1. Best Female Hockey Star (2016):- Naomi Van As (Holland)
Naomi Van As
Naomi Van As

2. Best Male Hockey Star (2016):- John Dohmen (England)

John John Dohmen
John John Dohmen

3. Best Women Goalkeeper Star (2016):-  Maddie Hinch (England)

Maddie Hinch
Maddie Hinch

4. Best Male Goalkeeper Star (2016):- David Harte (Ireland)

David Harte
David Harte

5. Rising Female Star Of The Year (2016):- Maria Granatto (Argentina)

Maria Granatto
Maria Granatto

6. Rising Male Star Of The Year (2016):- Arthur van Doren (Belgium)

Arthur Van Doren
Arthur Van Doren

7. Best Female Coach Of The Year (2016):- Karen Brown (England)

Karren Brown.
Karren Brown.

8. Best Male Coach Of The Year (2016):- Danny Kerry (England)

Danny Kerry
Danny Kerry

9. Best Female Umpire Of The Year (2016):- Laurine Delforge (Belgium)

Laurine Delforge
Laurine Delforge

10. Best Male Umpire Of The Year (2016):- Christian Blasch (Germany)

Christian Blasch
Christian Blasch

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