An Australian delegation led by its Excessive Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell visited the Kalinga Stadium right here to supervise the present sports activities amenities.
O’Farrell was accompanied by Rowan Ainsworth, Australian Consul-Basic in Kolkata and Amy Keough, First Secretary, Australian Excessive Fee visited the stadium on Wednesday. They had been acquired by Dileep Tirkey, Chairman, Odisha Hockey Promotion Council, R Vineel Krishna, Secretary Sports activities and Youth Affairs division.
On Tuesday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the Australian Excessive Commissioner to India agreed on higher coordination on mining exploration and sports activities infrastructure improvement within the state.
The Australian delegation additionally visited the Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Excessive Efficiency Centre that trains over 100 boy and lady cadets for the elite stage. He interacted with the cadets and coaches.
O’Farrel additionally visited the sports activities science and rehabilitation centre – the Odisha Abhinav Bindra Focusing on Efficiency Centre, the place Centre Head Pradeep Pillay demonstrated the bio mechanics and the evaluation methods used to help athletes to higher their efficiency.
Later, they visited the Hockey Excessive Efficiency Centre and Kalinga Hockey Stadium, which has hosted among the most interesting worldwide hockey tournaments together with the Males’s Hockey World Cup 2018 and will likely be once more internet hosting the identical in 2023.
Interacting with the cadets, the Australian Excessive Commissioner mentioned: “Odisha Authorities has developed exceptional amenities and is investing not solely in infrastructure but in addition in every one of many cadet to develop them into elite gamers.”
Wishing them the easiest, he added that he would sit up for seeing every considered one of them play on the world stage sooner or later.