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 →

Assam in Semies of Sr Women Hockey Nationals (A-Division)

15 March 2014: Assam defeated Vidarbha Hockey Association 7-1 in Pool A to qualify for the semi-finals of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A). Assam today registered their third consecutive win and remained on the top of the Pool table with three wins from the matches they have played.

Action during Assam vs Vidarbha Hockey Association Match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B)

Action during Assam vs Vidarbha Hockey Association Match at the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B)

Assam scored its opening goal in the 2nd minute through penalty corner converted by Seema Bharti. In the 20th minute Assam yet again got a penalty corner and this time, Shikha Singh did the job for the team. Within 3 minutes Assam struck again when Nilima Pandey converted a pass which she got in the 23rd minute and hence taking the tally to 3-0. Vidarbha Hockey Association scored its 1st goal in the 24th minute and it was Nilam Nishad who scored for her team through a field goal. Going into the break the scorecard read 4-1 with Assam leading the game. Continue reading →