India’s 34th National Games are stating from 12th February, 2011 in Ranchi (the capital of Jharkhand). Different competitions will take in three major cities of Jharkhand including the state capital Ranchi, Jamshedpur (Tata Nagar) and the coal capital of India Dhanbad. Ranchi is hosting most of the events including Hockey.
The detailed schedule of the games can be found on the official website. The games will be telecasted live on DD Sports.
Stadiums and Facilities for 34th National Games
Following are the hockey teams which are qualified to play in the 34th National Games: Continue reading →
FIH President Negre and new appointed Sports Minister of India Ajay Maken had a meeting this week and discussed on hockey development project in India. They discussed on Hockey India and the professional league under the banner of FIH and HI. And announced that the FIH’s coming 4-year programme in country, will begin with the FIH Men’s Champions Trophy, which will take place in Delhi in a period from 1-11 December 2011 (event schedule TBC) which will be followed by a combined Men’s & Women’s Olympic Qualifier early 2012.
The Men’s FIH Champions Trophy features outright qualifiers Australia, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and hosts India; along with arch-rival Pakistan and another Asian hockey giant South Korea are in three Asian teams, which will feature in the exciting new eight-team event.
Air India flies high on their return to Ozonegroup State Super Division hockey league, emerging champions with a 2-1 victory over Army Red in last match of the league.
Air India the winners of Ozonegroup Super Division Hockey League
In their last league encounter in the 11-team event, star studded team, which coached bye Gavin Ferreira secured their ninth win to tally 27 points and sneaked past second-placed BPCL (the only unbeaten side in the league this season) who logged 26 points from 8 wins and 2 draws. Third placed IOCL lost a match to champions Air India and drew 1 is series to tally 25 points. Army Red could manage 4th place. Air India got Rs 2 lakh for their effort, BPCL Rs 1.5 lakh, IOCL Rs 1 lakh and Army Red Rs 0.5 lakh. Continue reading →
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Hockey is India’s national game, and is an integral part of the country’s sporting culture. This open air game, apart from building physical fitness, helps youngsters develop their personality, imbibing qualities such as stress management, leadership, decision making skills, teamwork and self confidence.
One Thousand Hockey Legs is a program envisaged by the Hockey Citizen Group, aimed at providing school children with an opportunity to understand, play and enjoy hockey.
One Thousand Hockey Legs
The program aims to:
* Form one or two hockey teams per school
* Conduct friendly matches between schools
* Form a combined school team in each city
* Participate in State and National level competitions
* Hold exhibition matches on special occasions
* Organize an annual Hockey Run
* Mentor exceptional talent for the national team
The upcoming talent pool of Indian Hockey is worried about their future, since Hockey India(HI) has issued a warning against participation in Indian Hockey Federation(IHF) backed 63rd Senior National Men’s Hockey Championship, which is underway in Bhopal. According to tournament director Peter Menenzes it will be a major negative impact on Indian Hockey if HI ban all the participating players. National umpire TP Singh sees future of Indian Hockey in these players and said “They should not be overlooked.”