Communications Manager resigns, replacement sought

Mary Coyle, who for four years served as FIH Communications Manager, has recently resigned from the post to return to her native United States.

Mary was the first person to hold the position of FIH Communications Manager and was responsible for all FIH media and communications activities. Notably, her role included establishing a systematic and reliable media relations and information service, as well as establishing and/or revamping a variety of FIH communications tools. She also served as Media Officer for most major international hockey events, including World Cups, Champions Trophies, the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games.

FIH President, Juan Angel Calzado, wrote in the recent issue of World Hockey: "Over the last four years, Mary Coyle has been able to make important headway in the areas of communications and press, radio and television relations. However, she has decided to resign from her position as FIH Communications Manager as from mid-April, and we will miss her a lot. With these lines, I would like to thank her for all the hard work she has done in her position as Communications Manager, and to wish her every success in her professional life, and a peaceful and happy family life."

The FIH is currently seeking a replacement for Mary who will be finishing her full-time role with the FIH in mid-April.

Note from the Editor: Over the past four years, publication of this newsletter has been one of my many responsibilities. I hope that it has and will continue to serve as a valuable source of information for the world hockey family.

As this is the final issue for which I will officially serve as Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those whose input has transformed it into a comprehensive and valuable information tool, especially those contributors from Continental Federations and Committees. I would also like to thank my assistant, Sydna Hollanda, for all her hard work and support, and finally, FIH Technical Manager, Adrien Peters, who is always a wealth of information regarding regulations, tournament qualification systems, schedules, results, etc.

Best regards to one and all, but especially to my media colleagues in the National Associations and all my friends around the world in the mass media.