Former captain Pargat Singh, Mir Ranjan Negi and Gurbux Singh have been included within the ‘Masters Committees’ constituted by Hockey India’s state member units to advertise and develop masters hockey within the nation, the nationwide federation stated on Tuesday.
The initiative will present alternatives for all age teams (each female and male) to proceed their ardour for hockey and stay energetic within the sport no matter any age barrier, the HI stated in a launch.
In March, HI had joined 38 other nationwide associations from world wide as a member of the World Masters Hockey (WMH), which is the only masters entity recognised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and is liable for organising worldwide masters hockey globally.
To additional perform duties on the state Level, HI urged all of the state member units to form working committees comprising of former nationwide and worldwide hockey gamers to guide the state stage exercise.
The committee’s first accountability shall be to make sure all of the masters athletes of varied age classes are registered on the Hockey India member units portal.
The Hockey India Masters Committee, which shall be overseeing all issues associated to those masters matches and tournaments on the nationwide stage in India, is headed by Harbinder Singh because the chairman, RP Singh because the convener, with members together with former India gamers B P Govinda, Jagbir Singh, A B Subbaiah, Surinder Kaur and M Renuka Lakshmi.
Speaking in regards to the overwhelming response acquired from state member units to form the Masters Committee, HI secretary basic Rajinder Singh stated: “We are happy to receive great support from our State Member Units who have promptly formed their respectively Committees with some very prominent names of Indian hockey. “I am confident with their passion and endeavour, we will be able to develop a platform for former players in the masters category to remain in the sport regardless of their age.” “One of the goals of Masters Committee is to encourage players to come back onto the field and play hockey as a recreational activity and to stay in touch with the sport that they have always loved and been passionate about,” he added.