It was a great occasion for everybody in the One Thousand Hockey Legs when Delhi Cup 2011 was held recently.
Its a great opportunity for the young boys to play on the same turf where in the last year two major international tournaments were held -- Commonwealth Games and Hero Honda World Cup.
Yes, the 3-day tournament was organized at the Major Dhyan Chand National stadium, located at the heart of Delhi.
The tournament was inaugurated by Brig. HJS...
We, volunteers, were there in the Modern School campus recently, where one of the Delhi Education Zone's hockey competition was held. Our OTHL subscribing school, DTEA, won the event (Under-14) that day. We are happy to present below the observations made by Dr. Kartik Saxena, a parent who watched the match. He was there to pep up his alma mater's team in the match. He watched the entire match. His son was also a prominent playing member of the host team. Dr. Saxena is Head, Dept. of Surger...
August 2011 was hectic in the down south. Puducherry, oldest OTHL Centre, was reverberating with activity. Eight of the ten schools listed to our program, were invited to participate in what we call the season opener, the August Cup. The ground was generously given by the authorities of Wiseman Hr. Sec. School, Velrampet. ...
In the 90s, Air Force Bal Bharati school, located in the heart of delhi, hardly a km from India gate, used to be the dominating school hockey team.
However, like many other schools in Delhi, this school also lost the hockey track somewhere
When Hockey Citizen Group approached School Principal Mr. Swaroop, he was happy to start hockey team all again. ...
The final day of the OTHL 2011 was played after a delay of a week. The earlier scheduled date of 13th February, 2011 had to be postponed due to a political rally. The matches on the 20th were also under a cloud because another rally had been called, this time by the opposition party. The program was further threatened due to a sudden and smart shower in the previous night. However, the overcast sky was a blessing in disguise as the day remained cool and the ground was just dry enough, the dust h...
The first match on the second day of the OTHL hockey festival 2011 was played between the two Julien Day Schools - Ganganagar and Kalyani. JDS Ganganagar dominated the proceedings. JDS Kalyani made counterattacks but it was the solid defending of Neelesh Rai and Osman Siddiqui of JDS Ganganagar, which made all the difference. Result; the Ganganagar boys pumped in three goals in the 16th (Lovepreet Singh), 19th (Durbar Dasgupta) and 20th minutes (Leon Myers). End result ...
The OTHL Kolkata Hockey Festival 2011 began with much fanfare on Friday, the 11th February at the Ganganagar Julien Day School campus.
All the schools subscribed to OTHL in Kolkata converged here for the much anticipated Festival of Hockey, where matches and quiz events kept the hockey boys and girls enthralled throughout the day. There was energy and enthusiasm abound amidst the kids, which is seen to be enjoyed.
Mr McNamara, Principal of the host School, himse...
FOURTH MATCH: Kanaipur Sriguru boys. JDS Ganganagar upset all calculations when they went into the lead in the 4th minute through Lovepreet Singh. Barely had the shock settled when Lovepreet slammed in the second goal in the very next minute. He completed his hat trick in the 7th minute through a third field goal. Sudip Mondal reduced the margin for the Kanaipur boys in the 8th minute. The second half did not see any goals but saw some frayed tempers. Individual play with desperate drib...
We always pondered over one main issue in schools hockey. That pertains to basics -- how to select 20 or 25-member team when almost triple number of boys or girls turn up.
Almost everyone of them is new to hockey, and therefore game's skill is ruled out as the selection criteria.
How to then go about? Good physique, sprinting capabilities, grasping hockey quickly and so on.
This aspect came in big measure recently in Delhi. Ashok Vihar's Kulachi M...
Kanpur is bracing up for the season's hockey activities.
The schools have just reopened after extended winter vacation.
There are 8 schools in the focus area of One Thousand Hockey Legs
Project Officer for the city Mrs. Mithilesh Gupta has contacted the concerned school authorities, briefed them of what is being planned by us for the season.
She has got positive response from the schools
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