Delhi Waverideres’ Captain Sardar Singh believes that open-ended discussion in team meetings and informal atmosphere on and off the field has not only helped in gelling team together as a unit (and result we all know only unbeaten team in HIL till now) but also helped him in leading the team which has International stars such as Simon Child (New Zealand), Lloyd Norris Jones (South Africa), Oskar Deecke and Nicolas Jacobi (Germany) etc.
Sardar Singh with AK Bansal (Head Coach), Amar Sinha (CEO) and Ajit Pal Singh (Chief Advisor) of Delhi Waveriders during jersey launch
Sardara, who hails from Santnagar (Sirsa-Haryana), on atmosphere in meetings, on and off field:
“As a rule we have open ended discussions in our team, gaining inputs from all our players and not just our international players. The youngest of our team members can correct me if something is wrong and we all take it in a positive spirit so there is nobody who is particularly authoritative in this team.
As a captain it is my duty to understand and listen to the inputs given by all my teammates. All these players are well known many of them being Olympians, so their advice always adds value to the team.”
Sardar, who is also skipper of Indian National Team, attributes Delhi Waveriders’ Success to Desi Coaching Staff of the team:
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Delhi based Jawarhalal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society to present needy Mrs Shanti Mary, wife of late VJ Peter, Rs. 2 lac on National Sports Day. He was an extra-ordinary hockey player. He won a a silver, gold and bronze for India in three Olympics 1960, 1964 and 1968 respectively. Services player in domestic hockey, Peter, was awarded an Arjuna in 1967. The Nehru Hockey Tournament society will organize an exhibition match on August 29 (Sports Day) in his memory.
We can also join the cause, how? Just go to any SBI branch and deposit your contribution into the Nehru Hockey’s SBI Account, details are as given below:
Account Holder Name: Jawarhalal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society
Account Number: 10038196347, Type: Savings
Branch: Connaught Circus Branch New Delhi
And then e-mail/message the details of the transaction to Nehru Hockey and the list of contributors can be found at Nehru Hockey’s Website
Nehru Hockey Tournament Society logo
To join the efforts of Nehru Hockey Tournament Society, Dronacharya Awardee Hockey Coach A K Bansal appeals: “Dear all every day we r talking about the standard of hockey-going down or up, but in this race we r forgeting our real time heroes like late V.J.Peter, tripal Olympion and winner of atleast a medal in all three (one gold,one silver, & one bronze), now its a sad story that the late peter’s family is strugling to meet both ends offcourse JL Nehru Hockey Society took a great step and decided to hand over a cheque of Rs. 2.0 Lacs for his family on 29th Aug’11. but friends question is why Nehru society alone- can’t we all help to that great family ? every day we spent hundreds of rupees for useless talk over mobile phone, burning liters of petrol in our car/ two wheeler. frds we also want to help the needy family, could u pls join us ?” Continue reading →