Palakkad takes a step to Revitalize Hockey in Kerala

As the most of us were busy in celebrating the last weekend of 2013, preparing to welcome 2014, analyzing what happened in the last one year, etc. a bunch of hockey players were preparing to host 16 teams (12 Boys and 4 Girls) for Five-a-Side Hockey Tournament at the grounds of Southern Railway Institute in Palakkad, Kerala.

The Ground under preparation at Palakkad Hockey Academy, Railway Institute, Palakkad, Kerala

The Ground under preparation at Palakkad Hockey Academy, Railway Institute, Palakkad, Kerala

The Fans of Hockey witnessed Palakkad Hockey Academy players spending their holiday season in preparing the ground, erecting temporary floodlights, putting rink (side boards) and goal-posts in place for the tournament, even a live digital score-board was also put up at the stadium.

In a step towards of revitalizing the hockey in Kerala and revival of the academy, it is the first tournament at the Palakkad Hockey Academy after 2006. The tournament was very well supported by the friends, families and other sports lovers, the board of Directors. Continue reading →