SAIL Hockey Academy strikes Gold in 1st Hockey India Junior and Sub Junior Men Academy Championship 2023 – (Zone B)

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~SAIL Hockey Academy defeated Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur 4-1 in the Sub Junior category~

 

~SAIL Hockey Academy beat Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre 3-2 in the Junior category~

 

Kovilpatti, 30th November 2023: The final day of the 1st Hockey India Junior and Sub Junior Men Academy Championship 2023 – (Zone B) witnessed SAIL Hockey Academy win in both the Junior and Sub Junior categories after having defeated Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre and Smart Hockey Academy, Rapiur in their respective finals. Tamil Nadu Hockey Academy finished third in the Sub Junior Category while Hubli Hockey Academy finished third in the Junior Category.

 

SAIL Hockey Academy prevails in the Final:

SAIL Hockey Academy defeated Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur 4-1 in the Final of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy Championship 2023 – (Zone B) to take the trophy home. Hasti Anand (12’, 45’) paved the way with a brace while Kaetha Bishal (6’) and Kujur Manish (39’) found the back of the net as well for SAIL Hockey Academy. Meanwhile, Bakawale Gagan (59’) netted the lone goal for Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur.

 

Tamil Nadu Hockey Academy finishes third: 

In the 3rd/4th place match in the Sub Junior Category, Tamil Nadu Hockey Academy defeated Lakshmi Ammal Sports Academy 3-1 to win the Bronze medal. Tamil Nadu Hockey Academy was up and running in no time as Kamalesh S (11’) and Captain S Lakshmanan Sri (12’) scored in the first quarter. Kavisakthibose (24’) scored for Lakshmi Ammal Sports Academy but another goal for Tamil Nadu Hockey Academy from Jagdeesh K (36’) in the third quarter ensured them a bronze medal finish.

 

SAIL Hockey Academy defeated Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre in a thriller: 

SAIL Hockey Academy defeated Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre 3-2 in the Final of the Junior category. Munda Satish (3’) put Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre in the lead early in the game but successive goals from Ekka Samir (14’) and Nabin Lakra (19’) for SAIL Hockey Academy took them to a 2-1 lead at half time. Irengbam Rohit Singh (43’) equalized late in the third quarter but it was the goal from Toppo Amit (49’) for SAIL Hockey Academy in the final quarter that sealed the deal as they went on to win the Gold medal.

 

Hubli Hockey Academy wins close battle: 

In the 3rd/4th place match in the Junior category, Hubli Hockey Academy defeated Berar Hockey Academy (Vidarbha) Amravati 2-1. Pavan Raghavendra Dodmani (29’) scored the first goal of the match in the second quarter for Hubli Hockey Academy but Berar Hockey Academy (Vidarbha) Amravati’s Anil Vilas Rathod (39’) equalized in the third quarter. Vivek Ravi Bagade (43’) put Hubli Hockey Academy back in the lead in no time and with no goals scored in the fourth quarter, they won the match to finish in third place.

 

Headquartered in New Delhi, Hockey India was established on 20th 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 and 2021, FIH Hockey World League Final in 2017. With its vision to popularize the game and constantly promote it, Hockey India brought the Indian Men’s Hockey Team into the top three in the world. Hockey India is also dedicated to getting the Indian Women’s Hockey Team into the top three in the world.

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