Kolkata, 3rd Jan 2010:
On the sunny Sunday morning, OTHL enrolled school Shanti Sangha Girls High School, Behela played a friendly match against the "Thunderbirds".
Thunderbirds is a team of enthusiatic pre-teens coached by our Kolkata Project Officer, Dr. Shankar Kumar Chatterjee.
Shanti Sangha Girls High School won this match beating Thundebirds match by 2-0.
The "Thunderbirds" fielded a younger mixed side of boys and girls, the oldest member being from the seventh standard. The OTHL team of Shanti Sangha High School comprised of girls from the seventh to the tenth standards.
It was a seven a side game with free substitution. The match itself was evenly fought.
The team members for Shanti Sangha High School were Jhuma Sardar, Monika Naskar, Tumpa Malik, Shabnam Khatoon, Priyanka Mondal, Sayani Swarnakar and Rinka.
Shabnam Khatoon and Rinka were the goal scorers for the Shanti Sangha School.
This is the first ever match under our One Thousand Hockey Legs program in Kolkata.
The entire team of othl therefore wishes the organizing teams a success in their future venture as well.
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.