Spring Dales’ hockey team wins laurels at CBSE National Hockey Championship
In what could be termed as a proud moment for the institution, the hockey team of Spring Dale Senior School, which participated in the CBSE National Hockey Championship held at Madikeri, Karnataka, won the Best Discipline Award in the tournament. The team was selected out of a total of 34 teams that participated in the Championship for this award.
Meanwhile, the budding hockey players from the School once again proved their mettle in hockey by winning a gold medal, the Best Discipline Award as well as other awards including those for Best Goalkeeper and Best Midfielder in the Championship. The under-14 Boys team of the school won a gold medal in the event by competing with 12 teams in their category.
Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that Pawan Mittal, a budding hockey player from the school, was conferred the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament Award, while Arjun, another Spring Dalean bagged the Best Midfielder of the Tournament Award in this Championship. “The school is proud of their achievements and prays for their success in all their future endeavours,” he said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, congratulated the winners. They said that hockey is one sport that the school had been promoting for the past many years.
They further said that the efforts of Spring Dale Educational Society in imparting specialized training to future hockey Olympians could be judged from the fact that a number of potential players take training under national and international level coaches at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy.
“These students have been integrated in main stream education while they are studying in Spring Dale Senior School. They are provided with free education including books, stationery and study material to them, while special provisions have also been made for their diet and full access to infrastructural and IT facilities,” they said.
They added that besides this, Baba Bhila Singh Hockey Academy was founded by late Dr Shivinder Singh Sandhu in village Narli in pursuance with the aim of enabling hockey to emerge as a popular sport among the rural youth.
Spring Dale Senior School