New Delhi, 17 January 2015: Continuing its mission to take hockey to all parts of the country, Hockey India today announced its affiliation of Dadra & Nagar Haveli Hockey Association as its 24th Associate Member. This association will help Dadra & Nagar Haveli Hockey Association to identify and nurture young and budding hockey players in this region.
Being a sports-mad territory, Dadra & Nagar Haveli has a good fan following of hockey and the sports is being played in many schools and colleges at all age-levels. Under the leadership of President Mr. Jagdish B Sarma, the Dadra & Nagar Haveli Hockey Association has been working on popularise hockey at all parts of the territory and build-up teams of all age-levels. With this induction the Hockey India, Dadra & Nagar Haveli Hockey Association will now emphasise more on the infrastructure, team build-up and coaching sessions.
Speaking on the new associate member, Hockey India Secretary General Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad said, “On behalf of Hockey India, I whole-heartedly welcome Dadra & Nagar Haveli Hockey Association in the Hockey India family. Working together with Dadra & Nagar Haveli Hockey Association will provide more opportunities in this region and Hockey India will help the Association at all areas. Our sole objective is to take the sport at the next level in this territory.”
Hockey India currently has 22 Permanent Members, 27 Associate Members, 9 Academy Members and 2 Hoc-Key Member.