Hockey, has a glorious history that can be traced 4000 years back. The game was made widespread in India, in the late 19thcentury, and it continues to be one of popular games in the counrty. The brilliant Indian hockey players have made the country, so proud of them by winning various prestigious titles several times for India.
‘Hockey India’, is the governing body of hockey in India, which is affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH). It consists of many Member Units; ‘Kerala Hockey’ is one such Unit that is the recognized body to manage, control and administer the game of Hockey in the State of Kerala. It is approved by Kerala State Sports Council. Hockey is the only game that has brought Olympic, Asiad and Commonwealth Medals to the State. Thus, the significance of Hockey stands out, to get promoted among other sport disciplines in the State.
‘Ernakulam Hockey’, is one of the most active Member Units of Kerala Hockey. Though Kerala has produced inspirational players for the nation, the root of this game has been weak, in our State due to the lack of training and infrastructure facilities. Ernakulam Hockey takes much interest to skill the boys and girls in schools across the district. It is our mission to provide the talented children with efficient and proper training to play hockey, right from the school level. We need to fine tune our children to take correct decisions in crucial moments, to maintain the consistency level. They should be trained well so as to face pressure of big matches. We envisage bringing another golden period, for Hockey in the State.
It is a matter of great pride, Padma Shri P.R Sreejesh who is the current captain of Indian National Hockey Team, who is also the Arjuna awardee, hails from Ernakulam District. He is indeed an inspiration for all who love hockey. It gives us immense pleasure to notice that young generation approaches sports seriously, and are encouraged to pursue career opportunities that sports could offer. This promising attitude of our youth will pave path way for better promotion of sports in our country.
Ernakulam Hockey is committed to train and raise more stalwarts, for the state and national teams and thus enrich our national game.