International Hockey Federation (FIH) has named Netherland players Robert Van der Horst in Men’s category and Lidewij Welten in women’s category as the 2015 Players of the Year.
- Since 1998, FIH Player of the Year Awards are awarded annually to the male and female field hockey players to recognize their performances in the events, that are held in the corresponding year, as best in the world.
- The winners of 2015 FIH Hockey Stars were decided by combining the results from online votes and a peer vote from international athletes.
Here is the list of Winners
|Player of the Year (Men)||Robert Van der Horst||Netherland|
|Player of the Year (Women)||Lidewij Welten||Netherland|
|Rising Star of the Year award (Men)||Chrisopher Ruhr||Germany|
|Rising Star of the Year award (Women)||Lily Owsley||Great Britain|
|Goalkeeper of the Year award (Men)||David Harte||Ireland|
|Goalkeeper of the Year award (Women)||Joyce Sombroek||Netherland|
About Federation Internationale de Hockey
Commonly known as the FIH or International Hockey Federation is the international governing body of field hockey and indoor field hockey. FIH is responsible for field hockey’s major international tournaments viz. World Cup.
- President – Leandro Negre
- Motto – FairPlay Friendship Forever
- Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland
- Membership – 128 national associations