Sports Authority of India A team and Pritam Siwach Hockey Academy score big win in 2nd Khelo India Women’s under-21 Hockey League
Khel Today Bureau
New Delhi: Sports Authority of India A team defeated Salute Hockey Academy by 13-0 and Pritam Siwach Hockey Academy defeated HIM Hockey Academy by 11-0 on the first day of the 2nd Khelo India Women’s under- 21Hockey League.
The League was inaugurated at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium New Delhi with the unveiling of trophies by Shri Harbinder Singh Arjuna Awardee 1964 Gold Medalist of Olympics (Triple Olympian) and Shri Devesh Chauhan Arjuna Awardee Double Olympian to be done.
Mr. Harbinder Singh, who has represented India in three Olympics and who is also a member of the National Selection Committee of Hockey India, present as the chief guest on the occasion of the inauguration of the 2nd Khelo India Women’s Hockey League, said that by the Government of India The women’s hockey league that is being organized is a very commendable effort and in the coming times from these Khelo India Leagues we will get such promising players who will play for India and also win medals in the Olympics.
He congratulated Khelo India and Sports Authority of India for successfully organizing the last two Women’s Khelo India Leagues held this year and last year in U-21 and U-16 categories and wished all the participating teams and players all the best. .
Mr. Devesh Chauhan, present as a guest of honour on this occasion, who has represented India in two Olympics, while expressing his views said that the Government of India is providing a lot of opportunities to the talented players to improve their performance through the Khelo India League. Now it is the responsibility of every player to work hard and try to fulfill his dream of playing for India.
On this occasion Mr. Piyush Dubey (High Performance Manager of India for Hockey) who has been the coach of the Indian men’s hockey team that won the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics and Shri Dilip Singh, administrator National Stadium was also present.