Terry Walsh Resigns: Full Text of his Letter to SAI

Updated: 21 October 2014 17:23 IST

Terry Walsh succeeded Australian top coach Michael Nobbs in 2013. Walsh has blamed India's bureaucracy for his exit.

Terry Walsh Resigns: Full Text of his Letter to SAI
File photo of Walsh (R) with India hockey players. © NDTV

Here is the full text of Terry Walsh's resignation letter to the Sports Authority of India: (Full Story)

I hereby tender my resignation as the Chief Coach, Indian Men's Hockey Team, effective as per the details of my contract or as agreed to by all concerned parties.

I am finding considerable difficulty adjusting to the decision making style of the sporting bureaucracy in India which I believe, in the long term, is not in the best interests of Indian Hockey or it's players.

In addition to my difficulties with not being able to professionally operate within these bureaucratic confines I am not willing to continue with the constant time away from my family in Australia. My current commitment places too much stress on my personal life.

Over the recent twelve month period I have become particularly attached to the playing group. In future years I would enjoy the prospect of retaining some involvement with the team and Indian Hockey.

May I thank you for the honour and opportunity to have worked with an Indian National Program for the last twelve months.

I wish the Sports Authority of India every success as it builds into and beyond the 2016 Olympic Games.

With regards,

Terry Walsh

19 Garden Street,

South Perth 6151

Western Australia



Topics : Hockey
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