RDT supports Hockey Andhra Pradesh by hosting the Women’s National camp at the ASV

It is not the first time that the Anantapur Sports Village (ASV) has hosted a national camp for athletes representing Andhra Pradesh. As a result, Rural Development Trust’s (RDT) Anantapur Sports Academy (ASA) program continues to grow from strength to strength as an institution in itself. Simultaneously it continues to fortify a changing belief that rural India can become a hub for sporting development. With a relatively poor and desert like district of Anantapur emerging as a front runner of this changing belief and the hard work of RDT to make it a recognizable and formidable sporting destination of India standing out as an easily noticeable fact behind this.

Hockey Andhra Pradesh senior women’s team before they left for Bangalore

Hockey Andhra Pradesh senior women’s team before they left for Bangalore

This time around, amidst exams and the closure of the academic year, the ASV hosted a national level Hockey camp. This camp housed 36 young women, the finest athletes that Andhra Pradesh has to offer to the game. These young women put in their heart and soul into this preparatory camp that would lead upto the upcoming nationals. Continue reading →

Madhya Pradesh are champions of Sr Women’s Hockey Nationals 2015 (B-Division)

Hockey Madhya Pradesh defeated Hockey Patiala 4-0 to clinch the title of the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division at Saifai today. In the Bronze Medal match, Hockey Bihar edged past Association of Indian Universities by 3-2 to finish at 3rd position in the tournament.

Hockey Patiala(Orange) in action against Hockey Madhya Pradesh (White) in the final of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division

Hockey Patiala(Orange) in action against Hockey Madhya Pradesh (White) in the final of 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division

Hockey Madhya Pradesh convincingly beat Hockey Patiala 4-0 and lifted the title of the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Women) ‘’B’’ Division today. Hockey Madhya Pradesh produced a clinical performance throughout the match and left no scope for Hockey Patiala to score. Hockey Madhya Pradesh drew their first blood through Jyoti Pal who then sneaked in three goals in the 23rd, 26th and 29th minute, the first one coming from a penalty corner and the other two field goals. The score board read 3-0 in favor of Hockey Madhya Pradesh before entering the second half of the game. Continue reading →

Riding on Sumit Toppo’s Hat-trick Odisha won Junior Hockey Nationals 2015 (Men, A-Division)

Sumit Toppo scored hat-trick as Odisha won the title of the 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) A-Division by defeating Punjab by 4-3 in the fitting finale played in Chamundi Vihar Stadium, Mysore (Karnataka). Haryana finished 3rd position with a 3-0 victory ove Himachal.

Odisha: The Champions of 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) A Division

Odisha: The Champions of 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) A Division

The Finals of the 5th Junior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) ‘’A’’ Division lived up to the moment as the clash was intense and exciting and which kept the spectators at the stadium and hockey fans across India glued onto the match which was even viewed LIVE on DD Sports. It was Hockey Odisha which kept its nerves to come back into the game and win the Final by 4-3. What worked in the team’s favour were Sumit Toppo’s 3 individual goals leaving the opponents completely dented. Continue reading →

MPHA won Sub-Junior Women Hockey Nationals (A Division) at Pune

New Delhi, 27th May 2014: Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy defeated Jharkhand 5-2 in the finals of the 4th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Hockey Championship (Division A) held at Pune, Maharashtra today. While Chandigarh defeated Haryana 3-1 to finish win the Bronze Medal.

Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy: the Champions 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014 – Women (A-Division)

Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy: the Champions 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014 – Women (A-Division)

In the final match played between Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy and Hockey Jharkhand, the opening goal of the match came from MPHA’s Preeti Dubey as early as in the 2nd minute of the game. Two quick goals collaborated by Pratibha Arya and Preeti Dubey in the 17th and 22nd minute respectively indicated the game to be in favour of MPHA . The score stood at 3-0 until the whistle blew signalling the end of first half. Continue reading →

Odisha Won 4th Sub Junior Hockey Nationals 2014 – Men (A Division)

Ranchi, 25th May 2014: Hockey Odisha emerged as the champions of the 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014 – Men (A Division) by winning over Haryana 3-1 in the final played at Ranchi, Jharkhand. Whereas, Punjab finished 3rd place by defeating Jharkhand with a score of 3-1 on board.

Hockey Odisha: The Champions 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014 - Men (A Division)

Hockey Odisha: The Champions 4th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2014 – Men (A Division)

In an exciting match played between Hockey Odisha and Haryana, Odisha lifts the title and defeated Haryana with a mere goal margin of 3-1. The winning team showed their superiority scoring three consecutive goals in the entire match not letting Haryana to score a single goal in the first half of the game. Continue reading →

Punjab Retain Jr Men Nationals Title, Haryana finished 3rd

6 April 2014: Punjab outclassed Odisha by 6-2 in the finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) to retain their Junior National Champions title, Haryana defeated SAI 7-3 to finish 3rd.

Harjeet Singh (Punjab): Man of the Tournament in action against Odisha

Harjeet Singh (Punjab): Man of the Tournament in action against Odisha

Individual Awards Of The Tournament –
Best Goalkeeper- Jugraj (Punjab)
Best Defender- Nilam Sanjeev Xess (Odisha)
Best Midfielder- Sumit (Haryana)
Best Forward- Joseph Toppo (Odisha)
Man of the Tournament- Harjeet Singh (Punjab)

In an exciting finals of the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship (Division A), played today in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the defending champions Punjab held Hockey Odisha back on their feet as the penetrated a total of six goals to bag the championship title for the second time and let Hockey Odisha keep a mere two goals in their account.

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