FIH Presidential Election 2016, meet one of the candidates: Mr. Ken Read (Australia)

By the end of the year, the FIH will have a new president. This election will take place in Dubai at the FIH Congress (Nov. 8 to 13, 2016) and we decided to reach out to the candidates so they can share their thoughts for the future of the sport.
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Today we met Mr. Ken Read, a lawyer from Hobart, Tasmania, who has been serving as Chair of the competition’s committee of the FIH for the past 8 years. He was chosen for this role by the current FIH President, Leandro Negre. He has been actively involved with the set up of the FIH World League as we know it, which helped many countries to participate in international tournaments.

“My vision is for the Hockey Revolution to fund the development of the game worldwide to provide every young person in every nation with the dream that they can compete at the Olympics in the magnificent sport of hockey. I am committed to chairing the board of FIH in a collaborative manner. In this way all continents will have a voice, everyone will be listened to. Our sport will benefit as a result.” Ken Read says.

You can listen to the full interview here:

If you want to learn more about Ken Read, take a look at this video:

Can your national hockey association vote for me to become the next FIH president? Yes you Ken!

Among my many roles, I played for Australia in the first Champions Trophy in 1978 in Lahore and was team manager of the Australian team at the 1994 World Cup and Olympic Games. I was Technical Director at the 2008 Olympic Games and President of the Jury of Appeal for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. I believe I have the proven ability for the position of President of FIH.

My vision is for the Hockey Revolution to fund the development of the game worldwide to provide every young person in every nation with the dream that they can compete at the Olympics in the magnificent sport of hockey. I am committed to chairing the board of FIH in a collaborative manner. In this way all continents will have a voice, everyone will be listened to. Our sport will benefit as a result.

Posted by Ken Read on Thursday, 22 September 2016



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