New Delhi, 20 May 2013: The 3rd edition of the Hockey India Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Finals) 2013 will be played at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh from 21-27 May 2013.
A total of 28 teams in the men’s and 25 in the women’s category have participated in the 3rd Hockey India Sub-Junior National Championship which was conducted zonal wise in the month of April. The winners and runners-up of each of the four zones have qualified for the final round.
There will be eight teams playing in each of the men’s and women’s category, and the teams are divided into two pools and the matches will be played at Aish Bagh Hockey Stadium and Mayur Park Hockey Stadium in Bhopal. Continue reading →
New Delhi, 19 May 2013: The Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team is undergoing a preparatory camp at NSSC (SAI) Bangalore. The team will travel to Europe from 23 May-5 June 2013 in preparations for the FIH Junior Men Hockey World Cup to be held in New Delhi from 6-15 December 2013.
Jr Indian Men’s Hockey Team Coach Gregg Clark explaining a formation to his wards
The 18 member squad will be Captained by Amit Rohidas while Malak Singh will be the Vice-Captain.
The squad for the European tour was selected by Hockey India Selectors Col. Balbir Singh and B P Govinda along with Roelant Oltmans (High Performance Director), Gregg Clark (Foreign Coach, U-21), Baljeet Singh Saini (Coach, U-21) and Government Observer Harbinder Singh during their meeting held on 16 May 2013.
Indian Men’s Hockey core probables are in Bangalore for the preparations of the Hockey World League 3 (Semi-Finals) to be played at Rotterdam in June.
The Indian team had a week’s in between their fairly successful tour of the Netherlands and ongoing camp in Bangalore. Indian side won two of their matches against club sides, while lost the other two and drew one. The men in blue concluded their tour with two victories against the hosts Netherlands. India defeated the Oranje by 2-0 and 4-2.
Karnataka: The Champions of 64th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship for Rangaswamy Cup
Then Mysore, Karnataka had entered into the final in the year 1968 and became runners-up then has now created history by winning the 64th edition by beating Uttar Pradesh 3-1. In the third place match, Mumbai matched Punjab and snatched the third place in penalty shoot-out on sudden death, after having equal scores of 2-2 (after full-time), 4-4 in penalty shoot-outs, while in sudden death shoot-out, Mumbai Goalkeeper Sudhir Dixit saved as he faced Balwinder Singh and their Captain Victo Singh scored to finish third. Continue reading →
On the last day of league stage, Uttar Pradesh defeated Manipur 19-2 to set up summit clash against hosts Karnataka, as with today’s win, UP moved to 2nd place in points’ table above Mumbai on the basis of goal difference, while Punjab beat Jharkhand 6-0 to score their 3rd win of the tournament and will play Mumbai in the Bronze Medal Match at 16:00 on 16th May, 2013 at KSHA Hockey Stadium, Bangalore.
Hosts Karnataka will face Uttar Pradesh in the final match to be played under artificial lights at 18:00 tomorrow (16th May, 2013). Both Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh will be looking for their first ever Rangaswamy Cup victory. Uttar Pradesh last appeared in the final of Rangaswamy Cup in 1960 at Kolkata, where they lost to services to finish 2nd, while Karnataka (then Mysore) had played in the final in the year of 1968 at Udhagamandalam, where they lost to Indian Railways.