Bagharia Hockey Centre come out as ChampionJune 3, 2019, Ludhiana
Bagharia Hockey Centre drubbed Punjab Public School, Nabha, 5-0 and emerged champions in the sub-junior category (U-10) in the 9th Olympian Prithipal Singh Hockey Festival being organised by Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Charitable Trust at Jarkhar village, near here.
In the final, Bagharia Hockey Centre proved too good for their opponents as they dominated the proceedings throughout and did not allow them to settle down, scoring eventually a comprehensive victory.
For the winners, Taranvir Singh and Harjot Singh scored a brace each while Armaan Khan contributed one goal to complete the tally.
Harjot Singh was adjudged man of the match (final) while Karanveer Singh, also from the winning side, was declared man of the tournament.
Jaswinder Singh of Rampur Hockey Centre was named the emerging hockey player whereas Mantaj Singh of Punjab Public School, Nabha, won the spectators’ choice award. They were given bicycles.
Players from both teams were given medals and mementoes to encourage the young players towards hockey.
Meanwhile, in the senior section, Ferzino Field Hockey Club, Jarkhar, and Grewal Hockey Club, Kila Raipur, wrapped up their respective semifinals to set up the title clash.
In the semifinals, Ferezino Field Hockey Club outnumbered Akalgarh XI 8-4 and Grewal Hockey Club overpowered Neeta Club of Rampur 6-4 to settle for the summit clash.
Ranbir Singh Khattra, DIG, Ludhiana Police Range, gave away prizes to the winners. He appreciated the members of Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Charitable Trust for providing excellent facilities to the hockey players. He also announced to start wrestling league at Jarkhar village from next year.
The DIG honoured social personalities on this occasion who included Harcharan Singh Sidhu (IAS), Gurbans Singh Bains, DSP (Dakha), Kulveer Singh Bhangu, DSP (Khanna) and former international level cyclist Paramjeet Singh Khattra, Kanwar Harpreet Singh and Ashok Prashar (Pappy Shahpuria).
Advocate Harkamal Singh and Jagdev Singh Kahlon, chairman and general secretary, respectively, of the trust welcomed the guests and congratulated the winners. Hockey Olympian Harpal Singh Namdhari was the guest of honour on the occasion.