Monday February 21 2022 – 16:55
Robert Justus is the new women’s national hockey coach
The Dutch technician signed the contract at the FH offices
Rome, February 21. (askanews) – The Italian Hockey Federation has announced the name of the coach who will lead the Italian women’s team: Robert Justus.
The 43-year-old Dutch coach, according to a note from Fih, has been coaching the Belgian women’s team of Dragons for four seasons, in which he was a permanent member of the playoffs. Belgium, like the Netherlands, is considered an Elite country in hockey – both at the club level and at the national level – and it is no coincidence that Belgium won gold in the male category at the last Olympics. Several of the female players who currently play for the women’s national team also play in Belgium.
“I am happy and proud of this task,” the first words of Robert Justus after signing the contract, which took place in the Romanian offices in Fieh, “we will breathe life into a good project and we will also train in Belgium with the team: I am very happy.”
Federal President Sergio Minardi confirms that what Justos sees at the helm of the women’s national team is a “project with an international purpose” and thanks “Belgian Dragons Club for their presence, but above all CONI for their support and confidence”.
“With Justus, we will start an international plan – says Vice-President Stefano Bagliara and Co-Chairman of the National Teams Sector – to work in very important contexts such as Belgium and the Netherlands, which will host a large part of our project. In this way we hope to give our national team a good future, for the purpose of achieving The Olympic goal we have.”
“Sometimes in sport you can easily be proven wrong, but it seems to me that there is everything to be done well – says its vice president Pino Palmieri and co-director of the national teams sector – it is important that Justus knows the Italian language: a person can be appropriate to the goal we intend to achieve.”
Robert Justus speaks Italian after experiencing an experience as a player in Italy in the 2000s, when he played for Cernusco. The next key participation of the women’s national team will be in Vilnius, Lithuania, where from 15-20 August 2022 Italy will face Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and Gibraltar to win the qualifying pass for Euro 2023. December 2022 will be the start of the Nations Cup, where there will be the possibility of obtaining On the entry ticket to the prestigious Pro League: Italy’s opponents – conclude the note – are top level and respond to the names of Spain, Canada, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea and South Africa.
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