– Lalit Kumar and Amir Khan are the ones to look out for in the team
New Delhi, 12 January 2015: Bringing with himself immense experience and expertise, Arjuna Awardee and former Captain of the Indian Men Hockey Team, Jude Felix is at present coaching the talented bunch of players of Kalinga Lancers for the impending Hero Hockey India League 2015.
A proficient centre-half and former Olympian, Jude Felix has a noteworthy experience in coaching as well. He was appointed as the Coach of Indian Men Hockey Team in March. Currently, the endowed coach is full of activity, putting the game plan and strategies for Kalinga Lancers in place and is imparting the necessary tactics and skill-sets of the game to the players that they will need to tackle their opponents in the upcoming League. Donning the role of Coach of Kalinga Lancers for the very first time, Jude is all encouraging and positive about his boys and is anticipating a successful season of the League ahead, for the Lancers.
Commenting on his team post a practice session at Bhubaneswar, Coach Jude Felix said, “With a lot of young players in this line-up the team looks sharper this time and is in process of doing new things. Players like Lalit Kumar and Amir Khan are much more mature now and if groomed properly they’ll definitely stand out this time. There’s a lot of talent and I am confident that the boys will do well as compared to the last year.”
Speaking further on Hero Hockey India League, Jude Felix said, “Leagues like Hockey India League is helping the game of Hockey to grow and thrive in the nation. If you go by the past seasons, Delhi Waveriders have been in the two finals and they are one of the stronger sides. The other teams are equally formidable and it’s all about how you take the challenge and play with what intensity. We are working on our game and I expect a better term for the Lancers this time.”
The 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League will start from 22 January 2015. The opening day of the League will witness Kalinga Lancers taking on Ranchi Rays in Bhubaneswar.