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 →

Air India Defeated Karnataka to Enter the Final of Senior Men’s National Championship (India)

Bangalore, Oct 1: Last year’s runners-up Karnataka squandered a 2-0 lead and went down 2- 3 to Air India who scored the match winner just as the hooter went to enter the final of Hockey India’s second senior men’s National hockey championship here on Monday.

Air India after Defeating Karnataka (3-2) to Enter in Final of Senior Men's National Championship India

Air India after Defeating Karnataka (3-2) to Enter in Final

In Tuesday’s final, Air India will take on Punjab who earlier knocked out defending champions Haryana 4-1.

Air India, out of the frame for a major portion of the match with Karnataka leading 2-0 on goals by Pundalik Bellary (32nd) and Nitin Thimmaiah (44th), enjoyed a profitable 20-minute spell when they scored thrice. Continue reading →

Vinaya Returns to Camp, 2nd Phase Camp Starts in New Delhi

The core group of Indian men’s hockey team reach Delhi on Saturday from Bangalore for the second phase of the Olympic qualification preparatory camp. The camp got underway at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi, on Sunday, which is also the venue of 1st Olympic Qualifiers for London Olympics 2012. Chief coach Michael Nobbs and exercise physiologist David Ian John  joined the probables for the camp after a short break in Australia for the Christmas and New Year.

VS Vinaya

VS Vinaya

Midfielder VS Vinaya, who is an expert on right flank, makes a return with the second phase of the camp. He last played for the country in the European tour in 2009, will aim to cement his place in the team after missing out during the whole important year of 2010, which included World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. During this period he represented Barcelona in the Spanish League for few seasons. “I am happy to be back in the Indian camp. During the time I was out I played a lot of domestic tournaments, but what helped me most was my stint with Barcelona,” he said.  While Yuvraj Walmiki and Rupinder Pal Singh are out of action for 2-3 weeks as they are recovering from injuries. Continue reading →