~The 35-year-old goalkeeper will lead the committee along with Chile’s Camila Caram~


New Delhi, 28th March 2024: The International Hockey Federation, on Wednesday, announced the appointment of the new FIH Athletes Committee, to be led by Co-Chairs Camila Caram of Chile and PR Sreejesh of India. While Camila Caram has been assigned Co-Chair and Athletes Committee Representative in the Executive Board, Indian Men’s Hockey Team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh is the Co-Chair and he will lead the planning and meetings along with Caram.


The FIH Athletes Committee serves as a consultative body and makes recommendations to the FIH Executive Board, FIH Committees, Advisory Panels and other bodies. The roles also cover seeking and providing feedback to the FIH on behalf of all athletes, whilst developing and promoting resources and initiatives to athletes such as health and welfare, anti-doping, social media, creating stars to attract new fans, career preparation and management. The Committee also plays a central role in liaising with the Athletes’ Commission of the IOC and other sporting organisations to enable the sharing of information and research and ultimately develop the game of hockey.


Commenting on the occasion Hockey India President Dr Dilip Tirkey said, “It is heartening to see PR Sreejesh assume a role with the FIH that would directly impact the lives of hockey players. A veteran like him will have the experience and perspective to advise on the betterment of athletes who have picked up hockey sticks around the world. We are looking forward to witnessing the positive impact Sreejesh will have on the youth in this role.”


Echoing similar thoughts Hockey India Secretary General Shri Bhola Nath Singh said, “We would like to congratulate PR Sreejesh on being appointed the Co-Chair in the new FIH Athletes Committee. Sreejesh is an empathetic leader and we are confident, in his capacity as Co-Chair he will ensure that the voices of hockey players around the world are heeded, leading to the growth of the sport.”



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