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
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 →
Stick to Dreams – A story of a young German lady who came to India as a tourist and fell in love with the rustic countryside. she saw a dream…to produce hockey talent for India…Andrea Thumshirn … who epitomizes courage to dream big.
Andrea had set up Hockey Village India in Rajasthan, where nobody played Hockey!
A dusty way to a new ground.. Hockey Village India @ Garh Himmat Singh, Rajasthan
Directed by – Chinmaye Bhave
An IDC IIT Bombay Presentation
Garh Himmat Singh, one of the most laid back villages in eastern Rajasthan houses a Hockey Academy where more than 50 boys and girls have been playing the Indian National Game since a year. Andrea Thumshirn, a first division hockey player from Germany began this academy in July 2010 and aptly called it Hockey Village India.
We want a ground.. we will play even without it: Hockey Village India
The children from the village have been learning the game and improving at it each day. Though the conditions of the ground are those which no hockey stick in this world can stand – the dust, sand and stones are painful, the kids don’t mind because they know that their time on a “real” ground will come. Continue reading →