Jude Felix Hockey Academy (JFHA) is organizing summer camp from 7th-21st April and 4th-18th May 2013. The camp is open for all irrespective of skills or age, but there will be separate training groups based on skills and age.
Fitness is of prime importance, so the warm down, P Shanmugham observing the kids
Guest instructors, including current and former international players and Olympians like Dhanraj Pillay, Arjun Halappa, Lehnn Aiyappa, Vinaya VS and others, will join the JFHA Coaching Staff headed byOlympian Jude Felix in training the athletes at the camp.
Giving is ‘fun’da
Why: We, at JFHA, believe in giving. And what better way to do that, than to reach out all, as a way to give back something to society through what we know best… HOCKEY. Continue reading
Hockey action under flood lights, Kookaburra balls in use, doctors/physios & ambulance on the sidelines, with a glittering LED Screen showing live action for the audience, a creative and huge scoreboard, DJ playing music after every goal, a band performing during break, guests being escorted by marching Jawans, a Checkered back drop for giving away Man of the Match after every game, a specially designed Souvenir release, firecrackers and the National Anthem sung in chorus by everyone present, etc are rarest of sights in India. Few of these happens in tournaments like WSH or IPL, but its heartening to see all of them being done at an Inter School Hockey Tournament in Bengaluru.
South United-JFHA Inter School Hockey Tournament 2012 Champions RDT Inclusive High School, Anantapur (AP) with chief Guest Allan Schofield (Moscow Olympics Gold Medalist) (Photo by Deepthi Indukuri)
The sight at Bangalore’s only Hockey Stadium aka Shantinagar Hockey Stadium, was no less than an international level tournament all at a school tournament i.e. South United-JFHA Inter School Hockey Tournament. The tournament is organized by Jude Felix Hockey Academy every year, and the 2nd (2012) edition of tournament was sponsored by South United FC (a sports venture of Lokko Sports Pvt Ltd). Continue reading
Bangalore, 6th November 2012: South United is proud to announce its association with Jude Felix Hockey Academy’s Inter School Hockey Tournament, scheduled to be held from 7th Nov to 10th Nov 2012. Jude Felix Hockey Academy (JFHA) is organizing the tournament for the second year and is joining hands with SOUTH UNITED, which is committed to the development of sports among the youth.
Sports United (Lokko Sports) and JFHA Teams at the Press Conference (Photo by Deepthi Indukuri)
Lokko Sports Pvt Ltd, the sports organization under which South United operates, is dedicated to the development of sports in India from grassroots to professional levels. They run charitable soccer schools in various cities, and have launched a professional soccer club – South United– in Bangalore, as a part of this endeavour. Keeping in line their strong urge to support grassroots in Olympic Sports, South United though being a football club would be happy to support any worthy initiative which encourages kids to participate in any Olympic sports. Continue reading
Once again Jude Felix Hockey Academy (JFHA) proved their desire to do things differently, with a spectacular curtain raiser event for the upcoming 2nd edition of JFHA Inter School Hockey tournament, which will be played from 7-10 November at KSHA Hockey Stadium aka Shantinagar Hockey Stadium under floodlights.
2012 JFHA Inter School Hockey Tournament Curtain Raiser
Hockey Stars’ Arjun Halappa, VS Vinaya, SV Sunil, SK Uthappa, Legendary Goalkeeper Ashish Ballal, Mr K Krishnamurthy (Hon Secretary, KSHA) and Mr Saranga Pani (one of Founders of CSIM) graced the occasion and made it an amazing Sunday along with all the donors & well wishers of JFHA, the event was held at JFHA ground, Maria Niketan School. Continue reading
During this Olympic season we, at the Jude Felix Hockey Academy, had the privilege to host Mr Manuel Fredricks, the 1972 Munich Olympics medalist at the JFHA ground.
1972 Munich Olympics Medalist Manuel Fredicks With JFHA Kids
Mr. Fredricks, a LION HEARTED goalkeeper of his times, hails from the Kannur district in Kerala. He donned the Indian colors from 1971 – 1978 & represented the country at the 1972 Munich Olympics, winning a bronze medal, which was the highlight of his career. He also guarded the Indian post with distinction at the 1971 Barcelona World Cup, 1978 Buenos Aires World Cup & 1974 Tehran (Iran) Asian Games, and also also served in the Indian Army [ASC]. Continue reading
The Jude Felix Hockey Academy (JFHA), Charitable Trust is traveling on a perfect path to achieve what they set themselves to do as inscribed in their mission.. “Develop hockey at the grass-root levels starting at schools, orphanages and homes, through the game enable children with important life-skills needed to successfully deal with challenges in life” Since its inception in 2009 the academy has trained around 200 children. The commitment of the coaches and volunteers is seen in the smiles of the little children as they assemble to practice Hockey every morning without fail.
Jude Felix Hockey Academy
Most of the children being currently trained live at St Mary’s orphanage and go to Maria Niketan School and are being taught Hockey by coaches of international repute. Through Hockey life skills and discipline which would help them grow as individuals are being imparted. We were told by coach P. Shanmugham that there has been a significant positive change in the children, they respect and care for each other a lot more than they used to. The children are given assignments on and off the field and taught values such as leadership, team-spirit, sharing, caring and are constantly encouraged for what they do. Continue reading