Bangalore, 6th November 2012: South United is proud to announce its association with Jude Felix Hockey Academy’s Inter School Hockey Tournament, scheduled to be held from 7th Nov to 10th Nov 2012. Jude Felix Hockey Academy (JFHA) is organizing the tournament for the second year and is joining hands with SOUTH UNITED, which is committed to the development of sports among the youth.
Lokko Sports Pvt Ltd, the sports organization under which South United operates, is dedicated to the development of sports in India from grassroots to professional levels. They run charitable soccer schools in various cities, and have launched a professional soccer club – South United– in Bangalore, as a part of this endeavour. Keeping in line their strong urge to support grassroots in Olympic Sports, South United though being a football club would be happy to support any worthy initiative which encourages kids to participate in any Olympic sports.
Joining hands with the JFHA Inter School Hockey Tournament is a further step towards the development of sports among the youth and South United is very excited about this association. The tournament, which will be played under floodlights, forms a wonderful nourishing ground for players in the under-16 category. The young players get a chance to interact and learn from national and international hockey players who will be gracing the event.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Lokknath R. Char, CEO – Lokko Sports Pvt Ltd, “We are extremely pleased to be associating with JFHA and this noble initiative. This move is in keeping with our endeavour of developing grass root level of sporting in the country. We also want to generate wider interest in hockey and various sports. This event is particularly more rewarding as we are working with underprivileged children, as less financially fortunate kids barely have any platforms to showcase their skills. We also hope to utilize such event platforms for scouting and grooming young talent.”
Speaking on the association, Mr. Jude Felix Sebastian, Founder & Trustee – Jude Felix Hockey Academy Charitable Trust, said, “This being one of a kind of academy working with orphans kids and considering that we had no title sponsors for the last couple of years, the JFHA working team is extremely excited to be associated with South United this year and we look forward to a great working partnership in the future. Feeling wanted and accepted could make anybody’s day and that’s exactly how the working team of JFHA felt when South United confirmed sponsoring this year’s tournament. It makes it even better considering that we are working with orphan children and this is one of a kind of special academy. Thank you South United!”
Six schools from Bangalore will be participating in the tournament, which promises to be a high energy exhibit of young and upcoming talent.About Lokko Sports Pvt. Ltd.: Lokko Sports Pvt Ltd is a comprehensive sports organization, which builds sports infrastructure, trains young sportspeople, organizes sports events, organizes various activities for corporates and provides counselling to aspiring sportspeople.
Founded by Mr. Lokknath R Char in September 2011, Lokko Sports Pvt Ltd aims to develop all forms of sports in India from the grass-root levels. Lokko Sports Pvt Ltd has training centres and charitable schools to train children in Mumbai, Dehradun, Chennai & Bangalore and plans to expand to several other cities soon. Lokko Sports Pvt Ltd has launched the South United Football Club, headed by Mr. Raman Vijayan (Ex Indian Player & Top Scorer in National Football League) while the youth program is run by Arun Bhatt (FA Licensed) along with Mr. Vijayan. The club aims to provide various standards of training for football and nurture them with thorough knowledge about the game. About Jude Felix Hockey Academy: The Jude Felix Hockey Academy (JFHA), Charitable Trust (Regd.), aims to promote the game of hockey amongst the under-privileged children in the country. A non-profit organization, it is affiliated to the Karnataka State Hockey Association. Former International and national players started the academy in January 2009. The academy is the brainchild of Jude Felix, an Arjuna Awardee, Olympian and former captain of the Indian national hockey team. He proudly served the national team for more than a decade. The coaches for the program are drawn with the right skills, commitment and sensitivity towards this unique program. South United Football Club Press Release