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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...

World Cup Goldie HJS Chimni motivate Delhi kids during OTHL Delhi Cup


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...

A parent's observation on a OTHL day


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 Cup in Puducherry, the season begins


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. ...

Hockey takes off at Air Force Bal Bharati School


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. ...

Final day of OTHL Kolkata Festival


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...

2nd day of OTHL Kolkata Festival


1st Match:

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 ...

DAY 1: OTHL Hockey Festival in Kolkata


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...

DAY 1: OTHL Hockey Festival in Kolkata, remaining matches


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...

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