Hero Hockey India League 2015: Schedule and Results

Hero Hockey India League 2015

Hero Hockey India League LogoTeams: Dabang Mumbai, Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Kalinga Lancers, Ranchi Rays and Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Venues: Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Mohali, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ranchi.
Live telecast details of Hero Hockey India League 2015:
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 1 in India

Live streaming online on starsports.com

Points Table of Hockey India League 2015 here:

Hockey India League 2015 Points Table

The detailed schedule and results of Hockey India League 2015 here: Continue reading →

India needs an Indian Hockey Coach now: Michael Nobbs

Former chief coach of Indian Men’s Hockey team Michael Nobbs thinks India should try home-grown coach till Rio 2016 Olympics. This website, www.thefansofhockey.com, had a chat with Nobbs, when he was in Bangalore on a business trip.

Michael Nobbs (Former Kukaburras, 1984 Olympian for Australia and Former Chief Coach of Indian Men's Hockey Team)

Michael Nobbs (Former Kukaburras, 1984 Olympian for Australia and Former Chief Coach of Indian Men’s Hockey Team)

While talking about the current scenario of Indian Hockey, he said, “India has already qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics by winning Asian Games 2014. So they are not under pressure of playing for Olympic berth in Hockey World League. Indian team is young but experienced.

After Terry Walsh episode, Hockey India is looking for chief coach, most probably a foreigner. It is speculated that a dutch man could get in this role. But Michael Nobbs thinks it is a real good chance for India to try a home-grown coach. Continue reading →

“Hockey India On-line Academy Platform” Launched

New Delhi, 17 December 2014: Hockey India today launched “Hockey India On-line Academy Platform” (www.hioap.org). The platform is a step towards to produce and nurture young talent in hockey by supporting the coaches who are responsible towards the development of young talent from the grass-roots level.

At "Hockey India On-line Academy Platform" launch: Elena Norman (CEO Hockey India), Roelant Oltmans (Director High Performance), Arun Arora (Chief Comm Officer Cairn India) and Sourav Das (Corporate Affairs & Comm,Cairn India)

At “Hockey India On-line Academy Platform” launch: Elena Norman (CEO Hockey India), Roelant Oltmans (Director High Performance), Arun Arora (Chief Comm Officer Cairn India) and Sourav Das (Corporate Affairs & Comm,Cairn India)

The Hockey India On-line Academy platform is a comprehensive programme designed and created by Hockey India. This Online Hockey Academy platform is aimed at helping the coaches sitting in different parts of the country to learn the new tricks, strategies and development in the game and they in turn can inculcate in the daily learning routing of the young brigades.

We, The Fans of Hockey, got a chance to have a look inside the website, can say it is very well done. We are sure it would be very useful for the coaches, keeping them abreast with the latest techniques of coaching and who in turn can work towards ensuring that the players adapt to these technical aspects. Continue reading →

New Associations/Academies Inducted in Hockey India

Hockey India announced induction of Major Ports Sports Control Board as its 23rd Associate Member, Mumbai Schools Sports Association as its 2nd Hoc-Key Member and three new academy members in the form of Hockey Village India, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Hockey Academy, Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab) and Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy Jarkhar, Ludhiana.

Michael Nobbs training the Kids at MDC National Stadium: Hockey Village India

Michael Nobbs training the Kids at MDC National Stadium: Hockey Village India

Hockey India currently has 26 Permanent Members, 23 Associate Members, 1 Member through State Olympic Associations, 9 Academy Members and 2 Hoc-Key Members.

Since its inception in 1976, Major Ports Sports Control Board has successfully participated in the zonal as well as national level championships around the year and which has helped identify players at a very young age. They even have to their credit of organising the ‘All India Major Ports Hockey Championship’ from over 30 years. Atulya Misra, I.A.S is the President and G Harichandran is the General Secretary of the Major Ports Sports Control Board. Continue reading →

Hockey India Held its 22nd Executive Board Meeting

29 March 2014: Hockey India today held its 22nd Executive Board meeting at Holiday Inn Hotel in New Delhi. Some major decisions were taken in the meeting along with routine matters of the Federation.

With the aim of promoting hockey as a sport across the world, Hockey India took a strategic decision to provide aid to Afghanistan Hockey Federation, as Afghanistan Hockey Federation had requested for aid in a communiqué received early this month. In the meeting, HI Board has agreed to send Hockey Sticks, Balls and Goalkeeper Pads to them. Continue reading →

Finally, issue resolved! Govt recorgnises Hockey India

Finally, the decision has been taken and Hockey India has been recognised by Govt of India as National Sports Federation (NSF) for the sport of Hockey (Men’s and Women’s).

Hockey India LogoThe long pending issue of governing body of Hockey in India, which was affecting the sport in the country, is now settled. This decision of government is expected to have a positive impact on the promotion and development of National Sport of India i.e. Hockey.

According to a press release by Hockey India, it’s a moment of ecstasy for them today as they have finally been assigned the responsibility of promoting Hockey in India. Government of India through Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recognized Hockey India as the sole body responsible towards promotion of sport in national and international arena. Continue reading →