Mixed matches of men and women will be held on 18th November 2017.
The Opening Ceremony will be on 14th November 2017 at 5:30 pm and the Closing Ceremony and Prize distribution on 19th November 2017 at 8:00 pm.
Pune: Indian hockey is on the rise, which in turn has boosted the morale of its ardent followers. The changing face of the game worldwide and also the changing dynamics of Indian sports has led to the shorter version of various sports such as T20 Cricket, Futsal, Kabaddi.
Hockey India introduces the 5 a side Tournament also called Hockey 5’s.
This game will be played in a smaller playing area. This not only increases the speed but also has a great application of traditional hockey skills, something that India is very good at. This version of the game is played widely in Europe and boasts a great fan following.
Pune has successfully hosted the 1st Hockey India 5 a side National Championship, Pune, 2016 (Men & Women). Team Maharashtra were the proud winners in the Men’s Section.
On the occasion of opening ceremony, Mr. Hitesh Jain, Chairman, Organising Committee and Vice president, Hockey India Said, “5 a side National Championship event is fast and furious and 1st time mixed matches between Men and Women is going to happen in championship. Pune has produced champions and leagues in the past, it’s time to regain the glory again.”
Hockey has been our National game and has given us great success in the world stage, over the years. With 8 Olympic Gold’s, 1 World Cup, 4 Asian Games Gold’s and 10 Silver Medals, India has an enviable record in World Hockey. Moving ahead on this same tradition, Hockey Maharashtra, under the Aegis of Hockey India, is organizing the 2nd Hockey India 5 a side Senior National Championship, Pune, 2017 men & women in the historic city of Pune at the sprawling Shiv Chattrapati Sports Complex, Mhalunge Balewadi, Boxing Hall from 14th November 2017 to 19th November 2017.
The six-day event will see top rated Indian players from Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamilnadu, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and host state Maharashtra in the competition, which will be of highest standard, attracting spectators in thousands from the city and across the country.
Padmashree and Khel Ratna Awardee Mr. Dhanraj Pillay is the Brand Ambassador of the event.
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