Who: FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2015
When: 26 January 2016
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on 26 January 2016 announced the winners of its Hockey Stars awards for 2015.
The Netherlands’ Robert Van der Horst and Lidewij Weltenwon the men’s and women’s FIH Player of the Year awards, respectively, for their performances in 2015.
Other winners of the awards are:
|Goalkeeper of the year (Women)||Joyce Sombroek (The Netherlands)|
|Goalkeeper of the year (Men)||David Harte (Ireland)|
|Rising Star of the Year (Women)||Lily Owsley (Great Britain)|
|Rising Star of the Year (Men)||Chrisopher Rühr (Germany)|
About FIH Player of the Year Awards
• The FIH Player of the Year Awards are awarded annually by the International Hockey Federation to the male and female field hockey players adjudged to be the best in the world.
• The awards were established in 1998 and have been awarded annually ever since.
• In 2001, the FIH Young Player of the Year award was created, to be awarded to the best young field hockey player of the year.