Hockey India inducts Hockey Hyderabad as Associate Member
New Delhi, 21 July 2013: Hockey India today inducted Hockey Hyderabad as an Associate Member.
Hockey India now has 15 Associate Members, with 28 Affiliated Members and two State Olympic Association Members.
With this inclusion, Hockey Hyderabad can take part in all the National Championships to be conducted by Hockey India in future.
Hyderabad has produced numerous Olympians and international players and now with the entry of Hockey Hyderabad in the mainstream of hockey it will rejuvenate the sport of hockey in Hyderabad.
Dr. Narinder Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India said “The entry of Hockey Hyderabad would play a major role in promoting and developing hockey in its traditional fashion and would give an opportunity for young talent to showcase their skills to Hockey Hyderabad. We are hopeful that three times Olympian Mr. N. Mukesh Kumar who is the Secretary of Hockey Hyderabad and its other members who are former international players can help in the growth of the sport at the grassroot level”.
“Hockey India will give its full support to Hockey Hyderabad for the development of hockey in their area” further added Dr. Batra.
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan (IAS) is the President and Mr. N. Mukesh Kumar is the Secretary of Hockey Hyderabad.