After a good start with the inaugural girls program of 30 trainee cadets capacity, Naval Tata Hockey Academy Odisha (NTHAO), the State’s Hockey High Performance Centre (HPC) in Bhubaneswar, is all set to induct 30 Boys in the coming months.

Odisha Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera felt that the new inclusion will help the program to bridge the gap between grassroots and an elite HPC to provide more opportunities to young and promising hockey players from the across the country.

“The HPC has ambitious program to take hockey skills from its existing 10 grassroots centres and 3 Regional Development Centres (Bhubaneswar, Panposh and Sundergarh) to elite level over the next 3-5 years. The boys program will have 30 resident cadets from U17 level,” he said.

“We are seeing positive results in the girls and are confident that the HPC will be able to provide similar highly focused and…

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