After Schopman, Elena Norman resigns from Hockey India

Days after the Dutch chief coach tendered her resignation, CEO of Hockey India exited the organization

Elena Norman signed off after 13 years of career at Hockey India / X - @TheHockeyIndia

In a surprising turn of events, Elena Norman, the longstanding CEO of Hockey India, tendered her resignation after a tenure spanning 13 years. Hockey India recently made the announcement, expressing gratitude for Norman’s contributions to the team.

Confirming her resignation, Hockey India president Dilip Tirkey acknowledged Norman’s role in elevating Indian hockey to new heights. “I would like to express my gratitude for Elena’s time and dedication. Not only as the President of Hockey India but also as a former player and avid hockey enthusiast, I want to formally acknowledge and extend my sincere gratitude for her remarkable contributions over the last 12-13 years,” Tirkey stated.

“Her dedication and efforts have played a pivotal role in propelling Hockey India and Indian hockey to the commendable position they hold today. I wish her great success in all her future endeavors,” he added.

Under Norman’s leadership, both the Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams achieved career-best world rankings. The men’s team also won a Bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, ending a 41-year medal drought.

Norman not only crossed several milestones with the teams, but also spearheaded initiatives like the Hockey India Coaches Education Pathway which fostered the development of coaches and officials in the country.

Amidst resignations and changes, Hockey India also issued a statement, reassuring fans by debasing the ongoing rumors of divisions within the organization.