Terry Walsh
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Former Australian striker, Olympian and Malaysia Hockey Confederation’s long serving Technical Director Terry Walsh’s reign comes to an end.

He will give up his responsibilities and officially leave the post at the end of March 2019.

The announcement was made  at a press conference at MHC’s office in Bukit Jalil today.

“I thank President Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal for always giving me positive support. It was an honour to serve MHC,” Walsh said.

Terry brought in a massive wealth of experience and an incredible resume, with numerous accolades over the years. He was first appointed in August 2015 on a two-year contract.

The former striker earned 175 international caps for Australia, representing them in four World Cup campaigns, one of which they won in 1986, as well as three Olympic Games, which included a silver medal at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

Walsh pursued his coaching career in 1990. His first assignment was that of head coach for the Malaysian hockey team from 1990 to 1994.

“Terry has done an amazing job and has many milestones to be proud of,” said Prof. Dr. Shamala Subramaniam, Senior Deputy President of Malaysian Hockey Confederation  through Facebook.

The Federation is expected to put up an advertisement only after the Olympic Qualifiers in April 2019 and invite suitable profiles.

“The new position shall be addressed upon the completion of the Olympic Qualifiers in April 2019,” informed Dr. Shamala.

Walsh’s future was in doubt after several former national coaches revealed that they did not see any impact following his appointment late 2015.

It will be interesting to see how the new Technical Director will work in tandem with the current Coach Mr. Roelant Oltmans.