Hockey India

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Hockey India
Hockey India.png
SportField Hockey
JurisdictionIndia
AbbreviationHI
Founded2009
AffiliationInternational Hockey Federation (FIH)
Regional affiliationAsian Hockey Federation (AHF)
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
PresidentMohammad Mushtaque Ahmad
SponsorGovernment of India[1] = Government of Odisha[2]
Official website
hockeyindia.org
India

Hockey India is the governing body with exclusive mandate to direct and conduct all activities for both men and women's hockey in India. It is recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India as the sole body responsible towards promoting Hockey in India. It was formed after Indian Hockey Federation was dismissed in 2008 by IOA.

Headquartered in New Delhi, Hockey India was established on 20 May 2009 and is affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).

Committed to the development of Hockey in the country, Hockey India with the assistance of Sports Authority of India and Department of Sports, Government of India, trains players at sub-junior, junior and senior level. The governing body engages in Coaching the coaches with International Standard certification programs, educates and equips technical officials and umpires to find a foothold in international arena, provides world-class infrastructure and International exposure for the players besides regular international competition. Hockey India has also pioneered in bringing top International hockey events to India such as the FIH Men's World Cup in 2010 and 2018, FIH Champions Trophy in 2014, FIH Junior Men's World Cup in 2016, FIH Hockey World League Final in 2017. With its vision to popularize the game and constantly promote it, Hockey India is dedicated to getting our national team (both men and women) into the top three in the world.

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Hockey India launched its own logo in a ceremony on 24 July 2009, in India. It resembles Ashok Chakra of Indian flag. It is made up of hockey sticks.

Hockey India Executive Board[edit]

Hockey India Member Units[edit]

Hockey India's Member Units are divided into four separate categories, namely Permanent Members, Associate Members, Academy Members and Hoc-Key Members. The details of all the Member Units can be found on the below link:

Hockey India National Championships[edit]

With able support from the Member Units, Hockey India conducts an array of domestic events across multiple venues. The domestic events continue to remain significant in the calendar of events as the future stars are recognized and selected to be further groomed at the National Camps. While talented youngsters use this platform to showcase their abilities to national selectors, those who have been dropped from the national program use these platforms to prove just why they need to be in the reckoning again. The events spanning across different age-groups and divisions see fierce competition and healthy rivalry that is equally enjoyable for the spectators at these cities to witness.

These National Championships are divided into two divisions (A Division & B Division) each for all the competitions to ensure that the participating teams are competing in a fair, equal environment, and against teams with similar level of hockey.

Below is the list of National Championships that Hockey India conducts every season:

  • Hockey India Senior Men National Championship
  • Hockey India Senior Women National Championship
  • Hockey India Junior Men National Championship
  • Hockey India Junior Women National Championship
  • Hockey India Sub-Junior Men National Championship
  • Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship
  • Hockey India 5-a-side National Championship (Women)
  • Hockey India 5-a-side National Championship (Men)
  • Hockey India 5-a-side National Championship (Mixed)

Schedule of upcoming tournaments[edit]

Indian Senior Men's Hockey Team[edit]

The Indian Men's team is ranked fifth in the world by FIH as of January 2019. Graham Reid is the current Chief Coach of the team, succeeding Harendra Singh in April 2019.

The team is Captained by midfielder Manpreet Singh.

Below is the team which was announced on 30 April 2019 for their Australia Tour 2019:

  • Goalkeepers:

1. Krishan B Pathak 2. PR Sreejesh

  • Defenders:

3. Rupinder Pal Singh 4. Surender Kumar (Vice-Captain) 5. Harmanpreet Singh 6. Birendra Lakra 7. Gurinder Singh 8. Kothajit Singh

  • Midfielders:

9. Hardik Singh 10. Manpreet Singh (Captain) 11. Jaskaran Singh 12. Vivek Sagar Prasad 13. Nilakanta Sharma

  • Forwards:

14. Mandeep Singh 15. Gursahibjit Singh 16. Akashdeep Singh 17. Sumit Kumar Jr. 18. Armaan Qureshi

Indian Senior Women's Hockey Team[edit]

The Indian Women's team is ranked ninth in the world by FIH as of January 2019. Sjoerd Marijne is the current Chief Coach of the team, serving his second stint with the team, after also having served as the Chief Coach of the Indian Senior Men's team for a brief period in 2017-2018.

The team is Captained by forward Rani.

Below is the team which was announced on 27 March 2019 for their Malaysia Tour 2019:

  • Goalkeepers:

1. Rajani Etimarpu 2. Savita (Captain)

  • Defenders:

3. Salima Tete 4. Sunita Lakra 5. Deep Grace Ekka (Vice-Captain) 6. Reena Khokhar 7. Rashmita Minz 8. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam

  • Midfielders:

9. Monika 10. Karishma Yadav 11. Nikki Pradhan 12. Neha Goyal 13. Lilima Minz

  • Forwards:

14. Jyoti 15. Vandana Katariya 16. Lalremsiami 17. Navjot Kaur 18. Navneet Kaur

Indian Junior Men's Hockey Team[edit]

The Indian Junior Men's team are the reigning World Champions as they won the FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in December 2016. Former Indian captain Jude Felix is the current Coach of the team.

Below is the team which was announced in September 2018 for their 8th Sultan of Johor Cup 2018:

  • Goalkeepers:

1. Kamalbir Singh 2. Pankaj Kumar Rajak

  • Defenders:

3. Suman Beck 4. Mohd Faraz 5. Somjeet 6. Mandeep Mor (Captain) 7. Prince 8. Varinder Singh

  • Midfielders:

9. Yashdeep Siwach 10. Harmanjit Singh 11. Vishnu Kant Singh 12. Gopi Kumar Sonkar 13. Vishal Antil 14. Haspreet Singh

  • Forwards:

15. Gursahabjit Singh 16. Abhishek 17. Prabhjot Singh 18. Shilanand Lakra (Vice-Captain)


Indian Junior Women's Hockey Team[edit]

The Indian Junior Women's team is currently Coached by former Indian player Baljeet Saini.

Below is the team which was announced on 30 January 2019 for their Matches against France:

  • Goalkeepers:

1. Bichu Devi Kharibam 2. Khushboo

  • Defenders:

3. Philicia Toppo 4. Gagandeep Kaur 5. Salima Tete 6. Priyanka 7. Suman Devi Thoudam 8. Ishika Chaudhary

  • Midfielders:

9. Mahima Choudhary 10. Prabhleen Kaur 11. Mariana Kujur 12. Reet 13. Baljeet Kaur 14. Preeti

  • Forwards:

15. Lalremsiami 16. Sharmila Devi 17. Mumtaz Khan 18. Jiwan Kishori Toppo 19. Ajmina Kujur 20. Jyoti

Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway[edit]

In the month of March 2019, Hockey India launched the ambitious Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway which aims at providing a well-rounded certification program for coaches in India. Through this program, Hockey India vies to bring in a uniform structure of coaching in the country which will help in furthering the Indian Teams (men and women) performances in the International arena.

Hockey India Coffee Table Book - 'The Illustrated History of Indian Hockey: A Saga of Triumph, Pain and Dreams’[edit]

Leading into the much-awaited Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, Hockey India, in November 2018, released a curated coffee table book titled ‘The Illustrated History of Indian Hockey: A Saga of Triumph, Pain and Dreams’ which captures the glorious journey of one of India’s most celebrated sports. Shri Arun Jaitley, who was the Hon'ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs at that point, released the book alongside FIH & IOA President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, Hockey India President Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad, Hockey India Secretary General Mr. Rajinder Singh and Hockey India CEO Ms. Elena Norman, the book publishers and editors as well as prominent and legendary Indian Hockey players.

The first-of-its-kind book is enriched with a huge reservoir of historical and other interesting hockey trivia, for readers. The book turns back the clock and documents to India’s performance in the sport since the 1928 Olympics and other key international events providing exhaustive, in-depth information including the World Cups, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. With over a century of its existence in India, hockey has seen both success and pain. Hockey has a strong emotional connect with our country.

The book traces back to the golden era of hockey where India emerged as the first ‘Super-Power of the game’. It is a literary destination for all things in hockey including highlights of Women's and Junior Hockey national team’s performances laced with interesting statistics, snippets and factoids. A ‘collectors-item’, the book is an attempt to rekindle people’s interest in the sport and chronicle the glorious moments marking the advent and progress of Hockey in India.

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Official handles[edit]

Growth in following of the sport[edit]

Hockey India fans and following amplified in the year 2018 with the number of followers added on Facebook was 2.22M with a total reach of 30M while Hockey India's Twitter total impressions touched 39.6M mark with 15.7k new followers. Instagram saw a total of 4.48M interactions with 28.1K new fans following the page. The media outreach was impressive too with a total of over 61000 clippings on hockey across online and print media.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ http://hockeyindia.org/executive-board-2
  2. ^ https://www.odisha.gov.in/
  3. ^ "FIH appoints observer for India". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2019.

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