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National academy coming up in National stadium (11/6/2015)
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National academy coming up in National stadium

The turfs at National stadium in New Delhi will soon get more legs, as its owner Sports Authority of India has come up with a proposal to set up National Hockey Academy there.

Sports Authority of India has announced setting up National Hockey Academy at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi, which has three fields of play right now.

According to SAI, the Academy will be managed by a High Performance Technical Director and High Performance Coaches along with scientific and technical support staff.

It will cater to 40 players each among boys and girls.

The National Academy will be supported by designated satellite centres which will include the SAI Regional Centres at Sonepat, Kolkata, Bangalore, Gandhi Nagar and Bhopal.

Other Centres belonging to State Governments or other entities will also be selected in traditional hockey playing state such as Jharkhand and Odisha.

The National Academy will also look at 16-18 year age group. The lower age groups will be looked after by the satellite centres and different sports hostels run by State Governments as well as private academies.

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