Jubilant sports minister hails junior men's hockey team, doubles funding

The Minister felicitated the Indian junior men's hockey team by awarding a cheque of Rs one lakh to each of the 18 members and head coach, Gregg Clark for winning third Sultan Johar Cup tournament.

updated: October 17, 2013 20:23 IST
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New Delhi: Elated with junior men hockey team's performance at the recent Sultan Johar Cup, sports minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday, announced the government's decision to allocate double funds for training and setting up of new infrastructure for hockey in the country.

"The government of India has doubled its allocation towards hockey training. We have got the best of coaches, best of performance director, foreign coaches. We are also setting up two new astro turfs in Bangalore," said Jitendra.

"We would also be setting up a new infrastructure for hockey all over the country," he added.

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