Taking forward its plan of developing the game at grassroots level in the country, Hockey India today appointed former coach Sukhvir Singh Grewal as the High Performance Manager of North zone.
The move will further ensure HI's commitment towards identifying, developing and giving young players an international platform to showcase their skills in the game of hockey.
Grewal will take charge on August 1. The North Zone comprises Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and Delhi, a statement from HI said.
Grewal is the second zonal High Performance Manager appointed by HI after V Baskaran who is in charge of the south zone.
HI also aims to put in place similar initiative in Central, East and West zone soon. The Manager High Performance of each zone will work under Director High Performance Mr.Roelant Oltmans.
The initiative will also help HI's state member units and academies to get in place a more robust system towards player development in individual regions.
Having coached the Indian men's team for five years since 1987 to 1992, Grewal understands the nuances of identifying, understanding and then developing a player in the right manner.