S.V SUNIL was named the Asian Player of the Year 2016 in the senior men’s category and Harmanpreet Singh was named the Asian Promising Player of the Year 2016 in the junior men’s category.
20-YEAR-OLD SUMIT from Sonepat, Haryana, is in the Senior Men’s national camp. His first call up was in 2013 when a group of 48 probables was named for the Asia Cup. It was then that he got to witness stalwart players like Sardar Singh, Sreejesh, SV Sunil among others who inspired him with their work ethics.
ARJUN HALAPPA, the former India Skipper, who has recently joined the Indian Senior Men’s camp as a Coach feels Indian hockey teams, both senior and junior, have made rapid progress in the past two years and much of this success needs to be attributed to the new approach adopted in terms of training.
THE SENIOR MEN'S HOCKEY team is going through a transitional phase and with emphasis given to juniors this new Olympic cycle, the task is cut out for the seniors. While they have an added responsibility of mentoring the youngsters, they will also need to push equally hard to keep their place in the squad.
FOLLOWING THE FINAL MATCH at the recently-concluded 2017 Coal India Hockey India League, Kalinga Lancers skipper Moritz Fuerste backed India to be top three in the world in the next ten years.
Abhijit Sarkar has been appointed as the Vice President of Asian Hockey Federation, the Chairman of the AHF Commercial and TV Committee.
IN RESPONSE TO RECENT REPORTS in the media filed basis an interview with Pakistan Hockey Federations Secretary, Mr. Shahbaz Ahmed; Hockey India today put on record their view regarding the bilateral relations between Hockey India and the Pakistan Hockey Federation.
Sreejesh along with cricketer Virat Kohli, Olympians Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Vikas Gowda will be awarded the prestigious Padma Shri.
THE 45-DAY break for the Indian senior men’s team post their tour of Australia in November last year has done a world of good for Sardar Singh, who is perhaps India’s most prolific midfielders and senior most player in the Indian squad.
FOR 18-YEAR-OLD Nilam Sanjeep Xess from a little known village called Kadobahal near Bargarh district in Odisha, making a debut in this year’s Coal India Hockey India League means a great deal.
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