Jalandhar, January 21, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Apex body of hockey in india, the Hockey India (HI) has approved the affiliation of Surjit Hockey Academy, Jalandhar.
According to Iqbal Singh Sandhu, Secretary, Surjit Hockey Society that keeping in view the ongoing Surjit hockey coaching camp from last 110 days and outstanding performance of Surjit Hockey Society over last 37 years, the Hockey India (HI) was given affiliation to its Surjit Hockey Academy in its Executive Board meeting held on January19, 2021.
Sandhu further said that with the recognition of Hockey India, the Society’s Surjit Hockey Academy will now be able to participate directly in the National Championships. The trails to select the probable for the Surjit Hockey Academy in sub-junior and junior in boys and girls categories will be conducted soon for the upcoming National Championships. The registration of players for this purpose is also being started soon.
Surinder Singh Bhapa, Chief PRO of Society said that with direct affiliation of Surjit Hockey Academy with Hockey India, the Punjab players would now be able to participate in the National Hockey Championship in greater numbers which would facilitate them in future gradation in sports, admission in educational institutions and jobs under sports quota.
Surjit Hockey Society is conducting free coaching camp here at local Surjit Hockey Stadium for the last 113 days under the supervision of Chief Coach Olympian Rajinder Singh, Dronacharya Awardee and Davinder Singh, Assistant Coach of the Surjit Hockey Academy.
On getting recognition of Society with Hockey India (HI) today, society’s members LR Nayyer, Lakhwinder Pal Singh Khaira, Amrik Singh Pawar, Ram Partap, Gurwinder Singh Gullu, Tarsem Singh Pawar, Narinder Pal Singh Judge, Bunty Neelkanth, Guriqbal Singh Dhillon and Randeep Gupta in a zoom meeting thanked Ghanshyam Thori, President, Surjit Hockey Society & DC, Jalandhar for his special efforts in getting the direct affiliation of Surjit Hockey Academy with Apex body of hockey.