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
Muslim High School, located in the busy Tiruvallikeni area of Chennai, has taken up hockey seriously.
Recently, they completed all formalities to join One Thousand Hockey Legs.
Muslim School, a prominent talent pool for tennis and other Olympic sports in the metropolis, did not have a hockey team right now.
PETs Rahim and Basha could not confirm existence of hockey teams in the school as it was not there in the recent past. ...
The new year marks beginning of third year of ‘One Thousand Hockey Legs’.
It has so far been so interesting and inspiring that we look forward to 2011 as a year of consolidation.
We could convince and start hockey in about 30 schools spread over five cities – Puducherry, Kanpur, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi -- where hockey was not in the list of sports being practised before we knocked their doors.
That about 30 schools are ...
One gets hockey news in the newspapers, television channels and websites. They in part gives an idea of what's going on in hockey around you.
Young children may be reading newspapers, seeing the channels but we are not sure how much proper knowledge of hockey they get out of these.
It has been, therefore, our endevour to create hockey literature and make it reach it to young hearts.
Recently, we in the Hockey Citizen Group brought out a bou...
We are happy to bring the attention of visitors of this site over our recent activity. It deals with spreading of hockey information to younger generation, the students in schools in particular.
We have recently brought out three publications. These are simple tools to realize Hockey Citizen Group’s objective of creating enlightened hockey followers and players....
Despite rain and unpredictable climate, Chennai and Puducherry, the costal centres of OTHL, witnessed a flurry of activities in November 2010.
These activities have been planned as per the overall vision of HCG.
Here is the recap of these carefully planned and immaculately implemented activities.
1) ‘Feel Turf Chennai’. OTHL runs its flagship One Thousand Hockey Legs in Chennai almost a year. Out of three schools, our part time paid coaches go ...
It was a big day for One Thousand Hockey Legs.
Almost 2 years back, when we set out on taking Hockey to some 6 schools of the city of Pondicherry - almost all of them never played Hockey in their existence - we had a dream that one day we will have a team that will represent OTHL Pondicherry; a team that will go around and play matches with various other teams in and out of their city.
2 years of toil and endeavor brought us to the day when OTHL Pondicherry team, co...
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.