Sundargarh: Tata Steel, in association with coaches of Hockey Australia, the governing body of Hockey in Australia, has organized 2-day long mega hockey tournament in Odisha’s Sundergarh district.
The tournament was organized at Goamrdih, in Kutra Block of Sundargarh.
A total of 300 boys and girls, between 7 to 12 years of age, from 10 training centres being run by Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) in the area, participated in the hockey tournament on February 5.
Under the guidance of James Liggins, Thomas Eric Winter and Ivy Whelan of Hockey Australia, the tournament was held, following screening camps organised for this event.
Similarly, on Tuesday, inter-village hockey tournament for senior players was organized as part of this two-day mega hockey programme where 10 teams from the nearby village of Kutra and Rajgangpur Blocks participated in it.
Tata Steel, in association with Hockey Australia, has been conducting grassroots hockey development program – Hooking 2 Hockey – among school children around Gomardih, where the steel major has a Dolomite Quarry, since 2016.
The objective of the programme is to train and give a platform to the rural hockey talents to showcase their sporting skills.