Dragflick Newsdesk : It is with considerable sadness that I write to inform you that Field Hockey Canada’s High-Performance Director, Adam Janssen is moving on. It’s been a pleasure getting to know Adam over the last couple of years. We have come to know him as a man of great character; his departure will be a loss to Field Hockey Canada.
During his time with FHC, Adam has led FHC’s high-performance portfolio through the first stage of the Weise Report recommendations for high performance system transformation. With our Junior Women winning Canada’s first ever Junior Pan Am title and our Senior Women qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, this work has already brought success.
Janssen said he greatly valued his time at Field Hockey Canada.
“I am thankful for my time at Field Hockey Canada, and thankful those that led, supported, and contributed to various milestones for the national team programs,” Janssen said.
“I am hopeful that the coaching leadership of the national team programs can continue their good work to achieve bigger and better results. Thank you!”
Field Hockey Canada’s commitment to continued organizational, system and sporting performance towards our strategic objectives remains unwavering. Working with our high-performance partners at OTP, FHC will now move quickly to reset the high-performance leadership.
In the interim, we are fortunate to have field hockey Olympian and former Olympic Coach, Alan Brahmst working closely with Adam and our HP team. Alan and Adam will work together through to Adam’s last day on 23rd March to ensure a smooth transition. Alan will then lead us through to the next permanent appointment.
CEO of Field Hockey Canada, Susan Ahrens, said she admired and appreciated Janssen’s leadership in the High-Performance department.
“It is not easy to come into the high-performance director role position as a new position to drive change and Adam took on that challenge with vigour,” Ahrens said.
“Of course highlights include the junior women winning the Junior Pan Ams and our Women’s National Team qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. In addition to the on-field accomplishments, he leaves some key structural and system pieces such as the more robust youth pathway which includes an extended NextGen and u16/u18 international squads. These will serve our sport well in the future. On behalf of FHC’s BoD and our whole community I’d like to express my thanks to him.”