Jan 27

Brief History about Indian Hockey Tournaments

Published by indian at 4:43 pm under Hockey, Hockey Tournament

Hockey is very popular game around the world. It has a glorious history in India too. Since the last decade of the century, several hockey tournaments are organised in India on a regular basis. The Indian hockey tournaments are organised at the district level, state level, national level and international level. They are also organised at junior and senior levels, for both men and women hockey players. The tournaments play an important role in bringing out new talents for Indian hockey, from the very basic levels. India also organizing many regional and international tournaments in regular intervals apart from the domestic tournaments. The Indian hockey tournament are becoming famous around the world for their high standard of playing and number of good players.


The Beighton Cup was the first hockey tournament organised in India in Kolkata in the year 1895. Another tournament, the Aga Khan Cup was started in the following year, 1896 and was organised in Bombay. The United Province became the champions of the inter-state tournament`s first edition followed by the Senior National Hockey Championship for Women was incepted in 1947-48 and so on it is now organised regularly, since then. the Indian hockey tournaments are organised by Indian Hockey Federation and other Hockey associations, there are a few tournament that are organised by the corporate houses too these days. Many teams which include the state teams and club teams participate in the Indian hockey tournaments.

The Indian Hockey team has participated in the prestigious international tournaments like Olympic Games, World Cup, Hockey Champions Challenge, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Afro-Asian Games, etc. The Indian Hockey team scored Gold, silver and bronze medal during different occasions in both National and International level. Indian team became champion in the tournaments like Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asia Cup and Afro-Asian Games, many players shown extraordinary performances in the different tournaments. Many Hockey sports enthusiasts have their own websites that shows Current NHL hockey news, Predictions, Results and headlines with NHL odds, NHL schedule online and stats. Also there are other options which can be found on such websites like you can keep track through point scorer head to head, guessing about the first team to score and so on team to score last goal, most penalties in minutes, time of first goal and total goals for the day etc.


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