Hockey India to Spend Rs 1 Crore for Organising Nationals 2013, Dates and Hosts Announced

The hosts and dates for Hockey India National Championship 2013 has been announced for both men and women in the various age categories of senior, junior and sub-junior. Players born after 1 January 1994 and 1 January 1997 will be eligible for Junior and Sub-Junior Nationals respectively.

Sardar Singh Captain (Haryana) during Haryana Vs Puducherry on Day 3 of Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012

FIle Photo: Sardar Singh during Hockey India Senior National Championship 2012 (Photo by: Deepthi)

Hockey India provides a financial grant to support the hosts of National Championships in various categories. Hockey India has announced a total grant of Rs. 1.01 Crores for 2013 editions.

The Senior and Junior National Championships in Men’s category will be played at Pune (Maharashtra) and Rohtak (Haryana) respectively and they will get a grant of Rs. 20 Lakhs and Rs. 17 Lakhs respectively. The Junior and Senior Women’s National Championships will be hosted by Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) respectively, with the aid of Rs. 15 Lakhs and Rs. 18 Lakhs from Hockey India. Continue reading →

Odisha boys & MPHA girls emerge Champions of Sub-Junior Nationals

Rohtak, November 7: Odisha boys defeated Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 5-1 in the final of 2nd Hockey India Sub-Junior Boys & Girls National Championship here on Wednesday, while MPHA girls defeated hosts Haryana 3-1 to clinch the title.

Hockey India LogoPunjab boys and Jharkhand girls defeated SAI Bhopal (2-1) and Mizoram (4-3) to finish at third position in their respective categories.

Odisha boys took 4-0 lead in the first half scoring through Anand Lakra (8th minute), Peophill Kujur (10th minute), Nilam Sanjeer (16th minute) and Ashok Lakra (34th minute).

In the second half MPHA reduced the margin scoring field goal through Ravi in the 47th minute but Odisha scored another goal in the 62nd minute through Anand Lakra. Continue reading →

MPHA face Odisha (boys) and Haryana (girls) in the finals Sub-Junior Hockey Nationals

Rohtak, November 6: Both boys and girls team of Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy entered the finals of 2nd Hockey India Sub-Junior Boys & Girls National Championship at Rohtak on Tuesday.

Hockey India LogoIn the boys final match, Odisha will take on Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy while Punjab will face SAI Bhopal in the 3rd/4th position match. On same day, in girls category, hosts Haryana will challenge Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy for title while Mizoram will take on Jharkhand for 3rd/4th position match.

Finals and 3rd/4th position match will be played on Wednesday, November 7 at Rohtak, Haryana. Continue reading →

Odisha and MPHA boys enters semi-finals of Sub-Junior Boys & Girls Hockey Nationals

Rohtak, November 4: Both boys and girls team of Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy (MPHA) and Odisha boys entered the semi-finals of 2nd Hockey India Sub-Junior Boys & Girls National Championship at Rohtak on Sunday.

Hockey India LogoPunjab and SAI Bhopal are the two other teams who have already qualified for semi-finals in boys category, while Jharkhand, Haryana and Mizoram girls have already reached the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals to be played on Tuesday November 6, MPHA boys take on Punjab, while girls will face Jharkhand. In other semi-finals Odisha boys take on SAI Bhopal while hosts Haryana girls will face Mizoram. Continue reading →