Defending Champions ONGC to Miss KSHA Ozonegroup National Hockey League Championship 2012-13

The 2012-13 edition of the KSHA flagship hockey event, OZONEGROUP NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP, will be played from 1st April, 2013 in Bangalore.

ONGC: the Winners of KSHA – OZONE Group National Hockey League Championship 2011-12

ONGC: the Winners of KSHA – OZONE Group National Hockey League Championship 2011-12

The defending champions ONGC will give a miss to this year’s edition, while Namdhari XI, who missed last edition, will join the 10 other teams in the tournament to be played from 1st to 20th April 2013 at the KSHA Hockey Stadium, Bangatore (map).

The eleven leading hockey teams from various parts of country, who will be fighting for the top honours, are  Air India, BPCL, IOCL, Army Red, Namdhari XI, Fortis, Punjab National Bank, SAl, Army Green, MEG and ASC. Continue reading →

KSHA Hockey Academy : Coaching for All

Karnataka State Hockey Association (KSHA) has announced a Hockey Academy to impart coaching (induction) to budding youngsters who are interested to learn playing the hockey sport. The sole objective of the academy is to develop hockey in the Karnataka State. Hockey Academy will provide coaching in three tiers: Induction, Semi-skilled and Skilled. Induction for the beginners (who wants to learn playing hockey), Semi-Skilled for the players who knows how to play hockey, but need to sharpen their skills, and Skilled for the players who need to sustain and shape their careers. The academy will function through out the year at KSHA Hockey Stadium (also known as Shanti Nagar Hockey Stadium in Bangalore), Rhenius Street, Langford Town, Bangalore 560 025 from May 1, 2011 both in the mornings and evenings. The detailed coaching schedule can be obtained at the time of enrolling. The coaching will be provided free of cost to the interested individuals by the pool of reputed coaches.

KSHA HOckey Stadium

A view of KSHA HOckey Stadium during a match between Army XI and Air India (KSHA Super League)

KSHA has appeal for financial assistance for this program to meet a short fall of about 5 lakhs annually. Please contribute to the extent possible to help the hockey development and coaching. Contribution can be made online in the following account:
Current A/c No: 04142010012633
Syndicate Bank, Langford Town Branch, Bangalore 560 025
IFSC – SYNBH 0000414
or by Cheque/DD in the name of KSHA payable at Bangalore
For more details please contact the KSHA ( and the full text of Appeal for Financial Assistance and Hockey Coaching Circular are given below.

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Air India wins Ozonegroup Super Division Hockey League

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

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 →