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Day Two of Schools’ Hockey League Final Phase


The crucial last phase of the innovative Schools Hockey League 2009 has commenced. The last week of November will take the Special Schools Trophy to its home -- which will be decided after all the seven matches are completed in Puducherry this week.
Two matches each on 23rd and 24th have been held on Tuesday and Wednesday, but not before the organiers climbed a mountain of problem before the ball was set in motion.
The unexpected rain placed the well-thought out program on wro...

Exciting week lined up in Pondicherry


As the year 2009 year comes to a close, One Thousand Hockey Legs prepares to conclude the Hockey season for this year.

Next 4 days, will have the 'Final Round of League Matches' in Puducherry, the final Grand Quiz followed by giving out the 'Best School in Hockey 2009' Trophy....

OTHL kicks off in Kolkata - Day 1


After about six months of home work, our OTHL kicked off in Kolkata. We had two days of program, following is the sum up of Day 1 (26 Oct '09).

Our day started with our meeting of Don Bosco School ( Park Circus) Principal to request them to take up OTHL. Mrs Britto, teacher in the same school. introduced us to Principal, Father Siby. We explained him our objectives and handed him the letter inviting his school into our programme. Fr. Siby promised to get back to us after cons...

OTHL kicks off in Kolkata - Day 2


Owing to my professional commitments, the Day 2 (27th Oct ’09)started a bit late for us. It was almost noon by the time we reached Khalsa High School Bhowanipore.

This school had a reputation of playing hockey in the past but at present there is a paucity of regular players in the age group (standards 6-9) and the School was eager to join our programme. Moreover, despite having a sizable number of girls in the school, none of the girls have ever played hockey, which was contrary ...

Hockey Essay Competition Update


One Thousand Hockey Legs is has received all the entries for the Hockey Essay Competition in Pondicherry.

Thanks to the Project Officer, K Manickam, all the entries were collected and dispatched to OTHL team....

Hockey Essay Competition in Puducherry


Hockey Citizen Group announces:


What do you have to do:

Write an essay on any of the following topics:

1) Why Sports is Important?
2) My favourite Hockey Player?
3) My Hockey Dreams

Maximum words: 800-1000
Language: English (Hand-written or typed)
Eligibility: Open for Class 5th - 9th Children

Last Date of Submission to Scho...

My Don Bosco experience


I learnt hockey as a student of Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Higher Secondary School in my hometown, Chennai. I always wanted, like me, students in Chennai should have an opportunity to play and enjoy hockey in their school premises.

Students can play hockey only when the game is played in the schools. It was not often the case, as most schools do not practice hockey nowadays.

I was happy last month when I was called to be among the visiting party of the Hockey ...

Report: Puducherry Schools Hockey League 2009


All the efforts we in the Hockey Citizen Group put in in the last eight months blossomed to a satisfying level in the second week of August.

The purpose was to kick off the Hockey League in schools -- play and host matches in school premises, and also to spread knowledge in an exciting manner, and it was accomplished with the conduct of series of Quizzes in all the partner schools.

With the intent of promoting hockey culture, One Thousand Hockey Legs, a project ...

Kanpur Beckons OTHL


Kanpur Beckons for OTHL

We at the Hockey Citizen Group are proud to have two elderly volunteers in Kanpur. This industrial city is the most important and obviously biggest city in the sprawling state of Uttar Pradesh. Considering the contribution of UP to the development of hockey, present and past, it was only question of time we turned our eyes on the city.

Mr S K Gupta is 65 plus while Mrs. Mithilesh is 62. They are our new volunteers with a backload of knowle...

Vivekanandha HSS crushes Swami Vivekanandha School 7-0


11 Aug: It was a bright hot afternoon at 1500 hrs. The ground was very done by the hosts – Vivekanandha HSS, Lawspet. Slight delay in the match because of certain logistics and the match started rolling.
In front of school ground, Vivekanandha School boys kept the umpire busy and made him signal a goal 5 times in a second half.

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