15 March 2017 Current Affairs: Hockey India on 14 March 2017 announced the appointment of four new Scientific Advisors for men and women, both senior and junior teams.
Scott Conway of Australia took charge as the new Scientific Advisor for the Senior men’s team at the national camp starting in SAI Bengaluru.
South Africa’s Robin Anthony Webster Arkell will soon assume duties as the Scientific Advisor for the junior men’s team. Before joining Hockey India, he worked as the lead strength and conditioning coach for the Pumas Rugby, Senior Currie Cup Squad. He has also worked with the Western Province U21 Currie Cup as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. In his capacity as Strength and Conditioning Coach, he also worked with the Western Province Cricket Club, UCT Rugby U20 as well as the South African U16 rugby training camp.
South African Wayne Patrick Lombard will take charge as Scientific Advisor at the senior women’s camp in Bhopal. Earlier, he worked as Head of Athletic Performance, Liaoning Province, China Hockey. He was the Senior Biokineticist, Discovery High performance Centre (HPC), Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) and was also the Medical Manager and Head Strength and Conditioning Specialist, University of Cape Town Cricket Club.
On the other hand, Daniel Barry from Australia was roped in as Scientific Advisor for the junior women’s team. Previously, he worked as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with Western Australian Cricket Association at Perth, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Shanghai Women Basketball – Shanghai Sports Institute, China and Strength and Conditioning Consultant at Indonesian Olympic Committee.