Andreu dreams of producing an International Hockey Player from Anantapur, but…

Andreu Enrich, former Spanish International Hockey Player, dreams of producing an International Player from Anantapur through Stick for India (a hockey project of Rural Development Trust (Fundación Vicente Ferrer) started in 2006 by Santi Freixa and Andreu Enrich)

Andreu Enrich dividing the groups for the drills of session at Stick for India Hockey Academy at RDT Anantapur

Andreu Enrich dividing the groups for the drills of session at Stick for India Hockey Academy at RDT Anantapur

Andreu came to India for the first time in 2005 with the national team of Spain to participate in the Champions Trophy at Chennai. He and Santi extended their stay to visit RDT at Anantapur. After the visit, they proposed a hockey school.

To find the response for hockey among the kids, they started off with summer camps, which were received well among the children where nobody talked about hockey. And, then hockey was introduced at 10 adopted centres, where boys/girls teams were formed and leagues were played. Continue reading →

Sardar Singh attributes Waveriders’ Success to Desi Staff and Informal Atmosphere on and off field

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.

Delhi Waveriders jersey launch by Sardar Singh, AK Bansal, Amar Sinha (CEO) and Ajit Pal Singh (Chief Advisor)

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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ik khas mulakaat (a tryst) with Indian hockey captain Rajpal Singh

Came across an interview of Indian hockey captain Rajpal Signh for Zee punjabi’s interview based show ik khas mulakaat (IKM) whose host is Narinder Pal Singh Jagdeo (E-mail:ikm@zeenetwork.com). Please note that this interview is in punjabi and all rights are reserved with Zee.


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ik khas mulakaat (a tryst) with Sandeep Singh aka Flicker Singh

Came across an interview of Indian hockey penalty corner specialist (drag flicker) Sandeep Signh (aka Flicker Singh) for Zee punjabi’s interview based show ik khas mulakaat (IKM) whose host is Narinder Pal Singh Jagdeo (E-mail:ikm@zeenetwork.com). Please note that this interview is in punjabi and all rights are reserved with Zee.


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ik khas mulakaat (a tryst) with indian hockey player SARDAR SINGH

Came across an interview of Indian hockey player Sardar Signh for Zee punjabi’s interview based show ik khas mulakaat (IKM) whose host is Narinder Pal Singh Jagdeo (E-mail:ikm@zeenetwork.com). Please note that this interview is in punjabi and all rights are reserved with Zee.


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