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.
So hockey was born again.
Two coaches -- Rahul and Alam -- along with this writer saw the take off of hockey today, Monday, the 4th April 2011. School PET Ajay co-ordinated the effort.
Starting from 9 in the morning upto 13.00 hrs school children of class 6th and 7th, who had their PT period, were asked their willingness to join hockey team.
Those who nodded yes were given sticks and ball, with both coaches putting them through the drill.
This whole week will be spent on spotting talent this way. Once a core group is identified this week, serious competition will commence from next week.
From next Monday onwards, our coach Alam will take coaching from morning 7 to 8 to the ore group.
We hope to make the school team a force once it was
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.