The hosts and dates for Hockey India National Championship 2013 has been announced for both men and women in the various age categories of senior, junior and sub-junior. Players born after 1 January 1994 and 1 January 1997 will be eligible for Junior and Sub-Junior Nationals respectively.
Hockey India provides a financial grant to support the hosts of National Championships in various categories. Hockey India has announced a total grant of Rs. 1.01 Crores for 2013 editions.
The Senior and Junior National Championships in Men’s category will be played at Pune (Maharashtra) and Rohtak (Haryana) respectively and they will get a grant of Rs. 20 Lakhs and Rs. 17 Lakhs respectively. The Junior and Senior Women’s National Championships will be hosted by Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) respectively, with the aid of Rs. 15 Lakhs and Rs. 18 Lakhs from Hockey India.
The hosts for Zonal Sub-Junior tournaments with get the grant of Rs. 3 Lakhs for each of men’s and women’s categories while the hosts of Sub-Junior Finals will be given the aid of Rs. 3.5 Lakhs. Total grant given by the Hockey India organization of Sub-Junior Nationals is Rs. 15.5 Lakhs for each of the men’s and women’s category.
After the announcement of the dates and hosts for National Championships 2013, Hockey India Secretary General, Dr Narinder Batra said, “With a number of new Associate Members joining Hockey India during 2012 and 2013, including the Sports Authority of India, Controller & Auditor General of India and Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd, we are confident that the National Championships are going to uncover some new and exciting talent in India”.
The details including the host cities and dates of the National Championships for 2013 are as given below:
|HOCKEY NATIONALS 2013|
|Senior Women’s||Lucknow||18 – 30 April|
|Junior Women’s||Ranchi||19 April – 1 May|
|Junior Men’s||Rohtak||27 May – 6 June|
|Senior Men’s||Pune||28 May – 10 June|
|SUB Jr (Men & Women) HOCKEY NATIONALS 2013|
|East Zone||Nagaon||3 – 8 April|
|West Zone||Bombay||11 – 16 April|
|North Zone||Sonepat||10 – 15 April|
|South Zone||Chennai||17 – 22 April|
|Finals||Hyderabad||1 – 7 May|