2nd Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Grassroot League 2022: Gurundia Girls, Subdega Boys Emerge Champions

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Bhubaneswar: The 2ndedition of Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Grassroot League concluded on August 20, with Gurundia and Subdega being crowned as champions of girls’ and boys’ categories, respectively.

Notably, the tournament was held in two phases. The first phase was held earlier this year where 14 Grassroot Centres of Odisha Naval Tata Hockey HPC participated, witnessing more than 500 players.

Out of them, the top 8 teams in both categories, featuring around 250 players, qualified for the final phase, which were as follows: Dhenkanal, Purnapani, Dantri, Kadobahal, Kahupani, Subdega, Gurundia and Majhapara. The final phase of the tournament was held from August 17-20 at Kalinga Stadium.

In the girls category, Gurundia clinched the trophy after defeating Kahupani2-1 in the final. Meanwhile, Subdega took home the third place after securing a 2-1 win over Purnapani in the bronze medal match.

Results (Final Phase) – Girls

No Date Category Team 1 Score Team 2
1 17.08.2022 Quarter Final 1 Dhenkanal 0 – 5 Purunapani
2 Quarter Final 2 Dantri 0 – 8 Kahupani
3 18.08.2022 Quarter Final 3 Majhapara 0 – 3 Subdega
4 Quarter Final 4 Gurundia 4 – 0 Kadobahal
5 19.08.2022 Semi Final 1 Purnapani 0 – 1 Kahupani
6 Semi Final 3 Subdega 1 – 3 Gurundia
7 20.08.2022 3/4 Place Match Purnapani 1 – 2 Subdega
8 Final Kahupani 1 – 2 Gurundia

 

In the boys category, Subdega clinched the trophy after defeating Dhenkanal3-1 in the final. Meanwhile, Gurundiafinished at third place followingtheir 2-0 win over Kadobahal in the bronze medal match.

Results (Final Phase) – Boys

No Date Category Team 1 Score Team 2
1 17.08.2022 Quarter Final 1 Dhenkanal 2 – 0 Purunapani
2 Quarter Final 2 Dantri Gurundia2(0) – 2(2) Kadobahal
3 18.08.2022 Quarter Final 3 Kahupani 1(0) – 1(3) Subdega
4 Quarter Final 4 Gurundia 3 – 0 Majhapara
5 19.08.2022 Semi Final 1 Dhenkanal 3 – 2 Kadobahal
6 Semi Final 3 Subdega 2(3) – 2(2) Gurundia
7 20.08.2022 3/4 Place Match Kadobahal 0 – 2 Gurundia
8 Final Dhenkanal 1 – 3 Subdega

 

Reflecting on the success of the tournament, Sri Rajiv Seth, Project Director, ONTHHPC, said, “With the kind of enthusiasm I saw among the players during the tournament, I believe sky is the limit for Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Grassroots League going forward. The vision of honourable Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik is that Hockey should be promoted to the best and that is what we all are working towards.”

Notably, Sri Dilip Tirkey, Chairman, Odisha Hockey Promotion Council, was the guest of honor during the ceremony. He said, “I want to congratulate all the players who took part in the tournament as they are the future of Odisha and India in Hockey. Not only Sundargarh, today we have centres in different parts of the state like Sambalpur, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Chatrapur etc. I want everyone to keep practising and keep working on fitness and I am sure you will get many more opportunities in future.”

During the closing ceremony, a number of awards were given to players and teams across different categories. Here is the list of prizes:

LIST OF AWARDS RECIPIENT OF AWARDS
·         Player of the Match – Final

 

Girls & Boys

Aliva Jate (Girls) – Gurundia
Ranjan Lakra (Boys) – Subdega
·         Best Goalkeeper

Girls & Boys

Priyansi Minz (Girls) – Gurundia
Sanjay Lakra (Boys) – Kadobahal
·         Best Goal Scorer – Golden Stick

Girls & Boys

Monalisa Lakra (Girls) – Kahupani
Ritik Lakra (Boys) – Subdega
·         Find of the Tournament:

Girls & Boys

Sanjana Kujur (Girls) – Purnapani
Bishal Kaitha (Boys) – Kadobahal
·        Player of the Tournament:

Girls & Boys

Aliva Tete (Girls) – Gurundia
Arman Soreng (Boys) – Gurundia
·         Fair play Team Trophy

Girls & Boys

 

Purnapani (Girls)

Kadobahal (Boys)
·         3rd Place – Bronze Medal

Girls & Boys

Subdega (Girls)
Gurundia (Boys)
·         Runners-UpSilver Medal

Girls & Boys

Kahupani (Girls)
Dhenkanal (Boys)
·         Champions – Gold Medal

 

Girls & Boys

Gurundia (Girls)
Subdega (Boys)

 

After the incredible success of 2nd edition, we hope that the 3rd edition of Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Grassroot League will take place soon, with hopefully lot more participation.

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