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Dabang Mumbai interact with OTHL boys in Delhi


New Delhi, 31st January:Over 50 budding hockey stars from the NGO, One Thousand Hockey Legs, had lifetime experience of interacting with the star-studded, and the newest of HIL Franchises, Dabang Mumbai team today at Major Dhayan Chand Stadium in New Delhi as part of their well thought out grassroot training initiative.

About 50 kids, most of them from under-privilege background, got a chance to learn the nuances of top flight hockey from some of the best exponents of the game in ...

Emotional Goodbye to Begumpur OTHL School - Part 1


OTHL leaves the most successful school as it achieves all the target
Hockey Citizen Group was founded with an aim to create hockey culture in schools, inarguably the first step to promote any sport. Hockey Citizen Group (HCG), after a while with intense brainstorming among themselves, conceptualized a project which was named with the achievable target in its mind and also in its label itself: One Thousand Hockey Legs (OTHL).

One thousand is a target, pertaining to number of...

Emotional Goodbye to Begumpur OTHL School - Part 2


Then why on earth does the HCG give up the school?

Simply because, we have achieved all our targets in the school such as

***The school now has three teams:
====Senior team (11th and 12th class, Under-17)
====Junior team (8th to 10th class, Under-15)
====Sub-Junior team (6th and 7th class, Under-13)...

Emotional Goodbye to Begumpur OTHL School - Part 3


We haven’t just said goodbye to them. We assured the boys that we will continue to monitor the schools’ hockey team for another year or so. We will consider return, though a remote possibility, if any case the system we put in there shows any sign of stagnation.

We also identified SIX PLAYERS FOR MONTHLY SCHOLARSHIP FOR TWO YEARS to get them ready for college admission from two years now on.

This is our tribute to their hardwork and commitment.


Begumpur defeated in the DDA Inter-school Cup final


Formidable Begumpur defeated in the DDA Inter-school Hockey cup final
It was waiting to happen, and it did. First time ever since One Thousand Hockey Legs project was implemented in the capital city, the invincible Begumpur lions were tamed today in the revived DDA Inter-School Invitational Hockey Cup at the sprawling DDA Sri Fort Sports Complex.

Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Begumpur – which forms bulk of any combined OTHL Team – smashed the fighting GBSSS K...

Begumpur retains OTHL Delhi Cup


Gifted boys of Begumpur school lifted again the One Thousand Hockey Legs Delhi Cup, sweating a lot in the process.

Their challenger Saket Hr. Sec. School did really put up a good show, even leading by a lone goal till half time.

Kishore Arya, lurking around the circle area gently tapped in a deligent push by Rohit Varan to cancel out the lead, and then Brigopal Patra, who otherwise was playing in the back as a defender, made many intelligent moves that helped Begump...

Nehru Society invites OTHL for Under-15 Cup


Nehru Society invites OTHL for Under-15 Cup
There cannot be a sweeter and better news than this for those who work at grass root level -- and believe working at grassroot levels, say schools, is the only sureshot way of hockey's sustenance and success.

One Thousand hockey legs, an innovative and flagship program of Hockey Citizen Group, gets a boost of huge sort from one of the oldest hockey institutions in Asia.

Renowned Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament So...

Volunteers light up our Delhi Cup


Hockey Citizen group, founded by K. Arumugam, is a volunteer based, vibrant, not-for-profit-organization. The very idea of working at grassroot level was founded on the spirit of volunteerism.

The concept is simple.

One need not devote whole life to promote hockey. Your life and hockey can easily go hand in hand.

You need not even be a hardened hockey fan; only requirement is just love the sport, and then when time permits come and join this Hockey...

Best Sixteen of Delhi OTHL Cup


Group of coaches who have been training our Delhi boys, after watching the OTHL Delhi Cup 2011 for all three days, finalized a list of Best 18 players. It is given below

Brijesh Gopal (Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School, Begumpur)
Bharat Lal (Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School, Begumpur)
Sanu Kumar (Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School, Begumpur)
Rohit Varan (Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School, Begumpur)
Vikas Paswan (Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School, Begumpur)
Abhisek Rana (Govt. B...

Rules and Regulations of Tournament


1. The tournament will be played as per FIH rules unless specified otherwise.

2. Each team can have 11 or 9 players, match to be played in 2 or 3 spells with equal time and rest, with varying playtime, maximum of 50 min.

3. Only teams subscribed to One Thousand Hockey Legs of Hockey Citizen Group and players born on or after 12.12.1997 will participate.

4. Organizers can form & field teams out of OTHL school boys as per the need, to make up for...

Developing sustained passion for Hockey by introduction of Hockey to pre and early teenaged children and simultaneously promoting playing sport as a culture and tradition, thereby contributing to develop a sports loving society.

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