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FIH promotes Napoleon Singh as International Umpire

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National level Hockey Umpire Napoleon Singh has been promoted to the International Outdoor Umpire by International Hockey Federation.

  • His performance in the recently concluded 12th South Asian Games held at Guwahati has been the key for his appointment.FIH promotes Napoleon Singh as international Umpire
  • He started his career as an umpire in the third Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2013 held at Ranchi.
  • He was a regular Umpire to officiate in all the major tournaments conducted under the aegis of Hockey India.
  • His first major breakthrough was his appointment as umpire in the eighth Junior Men Asia Cup, held at Kuantan,Malaysia in 2015. Based on this performance he was appointed to 12th South Asian Games in 2016.
  • Earlier, he was also appointed as umpire in the eighth Junior Men Asia Cup, held at Kuantan, Malaysia in 2015

Napoleon Singh:

  • Napoleon Singh from Manipur was a National level Hockey player and completed a Diploma in Sports coaching from the National Institute of Sports Patiala in 2011.
  • He presently working as a coach at Kokrajhar, Assam.

International Hockey Federation.

  • FIH is international governing body of field hockey and indoor field hockey.
  • Presently India ranked 7 th in the World Rankings topped by Australia followed by Netherlands.
  • Field Hockey is the national sport of India and Pakistan.
  • Headquarters: Lausanne Switzerland.
  • Membership: 128 National Associates