Curtain Raiser Event – 2nd JFHA Inter School Hockey Tournament – All set for Nov 7-10

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

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 →

Taluk Champions Maria Niketan won Allan Macbride Memorial Hockey Tournament

Confident with their win at the Taluk Level tournament, Jude Felix Hockey Academy boys representing Maria Niketan School won the Allan Macbride Memorial Hockey Tournament by defeating St.Germain High School on 10th august 2012.

JFHA boys representing Maria Niketan School won Allan Macbribe Memorial Hockey Tournament

JFHA boys representing Maria Niketan School won Allan Macbribe Memorial Hockey Tournament

Maria Niketan took the lead early in the game when Robinson set up Ramario at the top of the D and slammed the ball home. Germains soon equalized from their only penalty corner of the half. Maria Niketan enjoyed territorial domination for an extended period in the 2nd half, however gave way for an equalizer by Karan Dayal of Germains. At full time, both teams had scored 2 goals each leading to extra time. The golden goal win again came via an inch perfect pass from Robinson to Romario who made no mistake to seal victory for Maria Niketan. Continue reading →

Mr Manuel Fredricks, the 1972 Munich Olympic medalist visits JFHA

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

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 →

Jude Felix Hockey Academy is more than a Hockey Academy

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

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 →

Jude Felix Hockey Academy for Under-Privileged Kids

About
JUDE FELIX HOCKEY ACADEMY CHARITABLE TRUST (Regd.)

Background

Rahul Dravid and Dhanraj Pillay at the inauguration of JFHA

The Jude Felix Hockey Academy (JFHA), Charitable Trust (Regd.),affiliated to Karnataka State hockey Association, is a non profit organization started in January 2009 by Former Internationals and national players to promote the game of Hockey amongst the under-privileged children in our country at large and develop new talent for the game.
Jude Felix is an Arjuna Awardee, Olympian and former Captain of the Indian National Hockey Team. He proudly served the national team for more than a decade.

The coaches for the program are drawn from former national and international players who come with tremendous skills, commitment and sensitivity towards this unique program. Continue reading →