Indian Navy lifted the Inter – Services Hockey Championship Trophy while Indian Army (Red) stood second in the event that ended at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala on 19 Dec 19.
The finals and the prize distribution ceremony was held at ‘Nandy Hockey Fields’ of INA on 19 Dec 19. The four teams viz Indian Army (Red), Indian Army (Green), Indian Navy and Indian Air Force comprised very talented service players, some of who have represented India also.
The maiden historic win was bagged by Navy Services team against Army Red in a nail biting match in which both teams displayed skill, work, stamina, grit and determination. In the final match, the first goal was scored by Havildar Chandan from Army Red in the first quarter. The Navy team fought hard to come back from a goal down and won the match by 5-3 goals. The top scorer of the match was Jugraj Singh POCOM (TEL) with 3 goals.
The Army Red were the runners up while Air force stood third and Army Green at fourth position. The Services team selected will now be competing at National Level.
The event was graced by
Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM, Commandant INA who presented the coveted trophy and medals to the winning team.