STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Son of the soil, Harvinder Singh from Jammu created history by being appointed as the Coach of Indian Senior Men Softball team.
He is the first person from Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory who has been appointed as the Coach in Olympic Sport of Softball.
Harvinder Singh, a former outstanding Softball player and NIS Certified Softball Coach from Jammu and Kashmir, is in this field since 1995 and he previously coached many Softball Clubs and J&K Softball teams.
Harvinder is youngest son of Gurbhajan Singh and Narinder Kour, who passed 10th class from Gajrati Niketan High School, Kachi Chawni, Jammu, class 12th from Luthra Academy, Jammu and Graduated from Punjab Technical University, Jammu in 2005. He did Diploma in Sports Coaching (Softball) from NS NIS from Southern Centre Bangalore and emerged as the Topper of the batch in the year 2006. He did Bachlors in Physical Education from University of Jammu in 2009-10.
On the basis of Outstanding Sports Carreer in Softball sport, Harvinder was appointed as Physical Education Teacher through then SRO-376 (Appointment of Outstanding Sports Persons) in J&K Youth Services & Sports Department in the year 2014.
Harvinder started his career as a Softball player at local level from 4th Standard and won many medals at District, State & National Level Uncle of Harvinder Singh, Avtar Singh, former National level Skier inspired him to choose Softball as his career. Harvinder also recalled the contribution of his Coach Harkesh Singh, J&K Softball Association and J&K Sports Council in his success.
Resident of Model Town, Gangyal area of Jammu district, Harvinder coached many Clubs in Jammu and Kashmir. Under his Coaching, many teams won laurels at Club, District & State level. He previously Coached Jammu and Kashmir State Team, and presently he is playing an important role for the promotion of Softball Sport in UT of Jammu & Kashmir. He has been imparting coaching since 2006. He was also the captain of J&K Softball team.
Harvinder, has been appointed as Coach of Indian National Softball (Men) team which is going to participate in Asia Cup (Men) Senior Softball Championship at Kochi, Japan from June 25 to June 28, 2023, being organizing by Japan Softball Association and Softball Confederation of Asia.
“Harvinder’s appointment as Coach of National team will definitely boost the morale of Jammu & Kashmir Softball players,” said Waseem Raja Khan, General Secretary, J&K Softball Association.
He said that Softball is growing fast in Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir due to the facilities being provided by the J&K Sports Council, under the dynamic leadership of its Secretary Ms Nuzhat Gul.
Indian National Senior Men Softball team is departing from New Delhi for Japan on June 23, 2023 under the banner of Softball Association of India.