1st 5-A-Side women’s hockey championship begins

The first of its kind hockey tournament was inaugurated by Principal Government Women’s College MA Road, Prof Shaheen Altaf.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 26 2018 12:03AM | Updated Date: Apr 26 2018 12:03AM
1st 5-A-Side women’s hockey championship beginsPhoto: Mubashir Khan/GK

The first 5-A-Side women’s hockey championship organized by Kashmir Hockey Academy in collaboration with J&K State Sports Council commenced at Government Women’s College MA road here on Wednesday.

The first of its kind hockey tournament was inaugurated by Principal Government Women’s College MA Road, Prof Shaheen Altaf.

In the event eight teams are participating and on the opening day, four matches were played. In the first match Government Women’s College MA Road beat Mallinson Girls School by 3-1 goals while as in second match, KH Academy beat GDC Baramulla by 5-0 goals. In the third match, Government Physical College beat Young Star by 6-0 goals while as in the fourth match, Marvellia XI beat GC Ganderbal by 5-0 goals.

“The aim behind conducting this event is to make hockey popular among females in Kashmir. The format is new, it is fast and require less number of players than the traditional format. I am sure that girls will like this format and we will see more and more girls taking up the sport,” said Physical Director Women’s College, JS Mehta.