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Germany: Coach Shane McLeod Works With The Hamburg Polo Membership

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Shane McLeod has been essentially the most profitable subject hockey coach
internationally lately. With Belgium’s males, the New Zealander gained the 2018 World Cup title and the 2021 Olympic Video games in Tokyo, amongst different titles. After his retirement, he nonetheless acted as assistant coach to his successor Michel van den Heuvel for the final two years. Now the 54-year-old, who has twice been named FIH Coach of the 12 months (2017/2018), has introduced that he’ll go away Belgium after eight years and can first proceed his profession as a advisor with the Hamburg Polo Membership till the
finish of the sector league season.
Shane McLeod: “I’m excited to affix the Hamburg Polo Membership. It provides me the chance to work with some glorious gamers in addition to studying a special taking part in model. My hope is that I can carry some new concepts to help the efficiency of the crew.
The membership has been very welcoming and I stay up for working with Matthias Witthaus and the remainder of the crew.”
On the German Vice Champion, the enjoyment in regards to the help from the profitable coach is large. glad to welcome Shane as a brand new member of the Polo household. He’ll encourage the crew, the membership and all hockey followers,” says HPC board member Frank Schmidt. McLeod will primarily be lively within the space of recreation evaluation and coaching design. “For the crew, it’s a totally completely different method for a change,” says Matthias Witthaus, who has steered the fortunes of the Polo males nearly single-handedly for eight years and has risen with the crew from the Oberliga to the First League in that point. “There have already been a few conferences with Shane by way of Zoom. That has already proven thatwe will certainly profit from the cooperation. I personally may even be capable to take a number of issues with me there.”
The previous New Zealand nationwide crew participant (1996 to 1998) already is aware of components of the crew properly. Of the 5 “Black Sticks” taking part in for the Hamburg Polo Membership this season, solely Hugo Inglis was a part of Shane McLeod’s squad on the London Olympics in 2012, who led New Zealand’s males into the highest ten at each the Beijing 2008 and London Olympics, however
Blair Tarrant, Kane Russell, Aidan Sarikaya and Nic Woods have been additionally a part of the New Zealand Hockey Federation’s expertise pool again then.
Additionally, for the participation within the ultimate match of the Euro Hockey League over Easter in Amsterdam, the function of Shane McLeod could be very helpful for the HPC, as a result of he is aware of European membership hockey properly, as he had gained two nationwide titles as coach of the Waterloo Geese (BEL) and took part with them within the EHL, earlier than he took over full-time in Belgium in 2015 as the lads’s nationwide coach.

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