New Delhi :
Hockey India today announced the inclusion of two new academies as members of the national body and said their training centres will be used for the development of young talents of the country.
The Chandigarh Hockey Academy, an initiative by the Chandigarh administration, operates under the supervision of Dr Sarita Malik, Director Sports-cum-Secretary, Chandigarh Hockey Academy. The academy which aims to promote young hockey talent from in and around Chandigarh is owned by The Administrator of the Union Territory, Chandigarh.
The academy operates out of the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium, sector 42.
The other academy is the SGPC Hockey Academy which was founded in 2013 under the supervision of and guidance of five Olympians Brig Harcharan Singh, Surinder Singh Sodhi, Ajitpal Singh, Pargat Singh and Rajpal Singh.
The academy is headed by Balwinder Singh. Since its inception in 2013, the insitution has been a host to a number of junior men tournaments. The academy is funded by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar.