Sports: Hockey India makes welcomes appointment of new support staff for men and women teams
t announced on Friday that Rhett Halkett and Alan Tan will join the support staff of the men's team as Analytical Coach and Scientific Advisor, respectively.
Hockey India has reconstituted the coaching staff of Indian men and women hockey teams. After appointing South African Craig Fulton as the new Chief Coach of the men’s team in place of Graham Reid, who quit after the 2023 FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup, Hockey India today announced new appointments of support staff for both men and women teams.
It announced on Friday that Rhett Halkett and Alan Tan will join the support staff of the men’s team as Analytical Coach and Scientific Advisor, respectively. The Hockey India also announced that former Japan women’s hockey Head Coach Anthony Farry will fill in the position of Analytical Coach of the Indian women’s hockey team.
Rhett, a former South African international, had 155 international caps between 2010 and 2018. In 2020, Rhett went on to join the Netherlands women’s hockey team as its Assistant Coach. In his one-year tenure, he was part of the support staff during the FIH Women’s Pro League 2020-21, European Championships and Tokyo Olympics. In 2022 Rhett took over the role of Assistant Coach for the Scotland men’s hockey team and also helped Scotland U-21 Men’s Hockey Team as its Head Coach.
Alan Tan comes with over 10 years of experience working as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at the NSW Institute of Sport from January 2011 to September 2021. He also went on to take over the role of National Development Squad Program Manager at Wheelchair Rugby Australia from August 2021 to March 2023. Alan worked as a Laboratory tutor and unit assessor marker for Bachelor Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Technology Sydney from September 2021 to March 2023, before taking over as Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach for Tennis Australia at the Sydney Training Centre from November 2022 to March 2023.