It is not the first time that the Anantapur Sports Village (ASV) has hosted a national camp for athletes representing Andhra Pradesh. As a result, Rural Development Trust’s (RDT) Anantapur Sports Academy (ASA) program continues to grow from strength to strength as an institution in itself. Simultaneously it continues to fortify a changing belief that rural India can become a hub for sporting development. With a relatively poor and desert like district of Anantapur emerging as a front runner of this changing belief and the hard work of RDT to make it a recognizable and formidable sporting destination of India standing out as an easily noticeable fact behind this.
Hockey Andhra Pradesh senior women’s team before they left for Bangalore
This time around, amidst exams and the closure of the academic year, the ASV hosted a national level Hockey camp. This camp housed 36 young women, the finest athletes that Andhra Pradesh has to offer to the game. These young women put in their heart and soul into this preparatory camp that would lead upto the upcoming nationals. Continue reading →
Ipoh, 16 April 2016: Australia defeated India by 4-0 to win the 25th edition of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Perak in Malaysia. The hosts Malaysia were edged out (5-4) in shoot-out by New Zealand in Bronze medal match after being locked at 3-3 after final hooter. Pakistan defeated Canada by 3-1 to finish fifth.
Chinglensana Singh played his 100th international match for India, when came out turf against Australia in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 final
Having learnt their lessons from the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 league game against the Australians India, didn’t allow them a fast start into the game. Defending deep and swarming in numbers, they completed the first quarter without allowing Australia any significant circle penetrations or shots on goal. A single PC, late in the quarter was swept wide by Jeremy Hayward. Continue reading →
Ipoh, Malaysia, 15 April 2016: India stamped their class and authority over the hosts Malaysia, to cap an emphatic 6-1 victory and qualify for the Final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016.
Ramandeep Singh and SV Sunil celebrating a goal at 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016
In the other games on the last league stage day of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016, Pakistan defeated Japan 4-1 and Australia beat Canada by 3-0. Pakistan will play for 5th place while hosts Malaysia will take on New Zealand for Bronze medal at 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Continue reading →
Ipoh, Malaysia, 13 April 2016: India lost narrowly to New Zealand 2-1 in an hard fought encounter in the 25th Sultan Shah Cup 2016 after an impressive 5-1 win over arch rivals Pakistan yesterday.
After today’s win over India, New Zealand jumped to second place in points table after playing all the 6 matches, while India are at third place and yet to play their final league match against Malaysia. India needs to win the match to find place in final against Australia. Continue reading →
Ipoh, Malaysia, 10 April 2016: India registered their second win at the 25th Sultan Azlan Cup 2016 beating Canada 3-1. Earlier in the day, Australia outclassed Pakistan by 4-0, while New Zealand defeated Japan by 4-1.
Nikkin Thimmaiah opened scoring for India against Canada in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016
India started off strongly and registered their first goal in the 3rd minute itself. A brilliant pass by Rupinder Pal Singh split the Canadian defence open to allow Ramandeep Singh, marking his return, to allow Nikkin Thimmaiah a simple tap in for the opener. Chinglensana had another attempt – a superb reverse hit attempt-saved by the goalkeeper to ensure Canada went into the break just a goal down. Continue reading →
Ipoh, Malaysia 7 April 2016: In their second game of the tournament in Malaysia, Australia outclassed India by 5-1 in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016, while New Zealand were held by Canada for 1-1 draw. The hosts Malaysia edged past Japan by 4-3 to top the table.
Rupinder Pal Singh India and Jamie Dwyer Austrlia during 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016
Australia started off strongly in the first quarter, hitting India’s defense with speed and earned their first penalty corner in the 5th minute. Blake Govers scored from the PC with a sharp shot to make the score 1-0. India hit back with their own goal through a penalty corner, as Rupinder Pal Singh scored three minutes later to draw level. In the immediate aftermath of the drag flick though, Rupinder took a body blow from the rushing defender and was substituted for a good period of the next quarter. Continue reading →