Hockey: Singapore appoint first local national coach since 2004, hope to close gap on Malaysia

SINGAPORE – Krishnan Vijayan Naidu has been part of successful Singapore hockey teams, capturing silver and bronze medals at the SEA Games. But it was a short one-year coaching stint that ignited his real passion in the sport and 25 years later, has seen him become the new national men’s head coach.

In 1995, he took over from Balbir Singh, who was on a one-year break, as Raffles Institution’s hockey coach on an interim basis and despite no coaching experience, Vijayan led the school to the B Division boys’ title, ending Yuhua Secondary’s six-year reign.

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