TARN TARAN, Punjab—Achieving new height of success in the field of hockey, Khadur Sahib based Sikh Hockey Academy named “Baba Uttam Singh National Hockey Academy” emerged victorious after defeating Surjit Hockey Academy Jalandhar by 6-4 in the final match of 13th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament played at hockey stadium of Mohali. The winning team bagged a cash award of Rs 45,000m besides a trophy and gold medals.
The academy is running under patronage of noted environmentalist, educationist and sports promoter Baba Sewa Singh Kar Sewa Wale, and managed by Nishan-E-Sikhi Charitable Trust (Regd.) Khadur Sahib.
As per information shared by Surjit Singh Gopipur, public relation officer of the trust, Rahul Singh, the goal keeper of the winning team, was honoured with the award of “Best Player of the Tournament” whereas awards of “Best Fullback” and “Best Forward” were given to Ravinder Singh and Prabhjot Singh respectively.
In the semi-final match, the Khadur Sahib team had thrashed Haryana Eleven Sonipat by 5-0.
Prior to this tournament, the under-16 team of the academy had won All India Dr. BR Ambedkar Inter-School Tournament held at Nagpur (Maharashtra) defeating the team of Odisha.
Baba Sewa Singh who is on visit of UK currently, sent congratulatory message to the team and its coaches Balkar Singh and Balwinder Singh for their unbelievable performance.
It is noteworthy that the trust provides all kind of facilities to the players of the academy totally free of cost.