Tata Steel Limited sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Hockey on December 13, 2022 become a Authorized Partner from FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela. The FIH Men’s World Cup is the pinnacle of the men’s hockey tournament. That 15th edition of the honorable event will take place at Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to January 29, 2023.
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- Tata Steel has contributed in strengthening India’s national sport through a variety of high-performance residential hockey training facilities, international coaches, nutritionists, and mental and physical coaches.
- This journey begins with Tata Naval Hockey Academy which was founded in 2017 as a state-of-the-art facilities to activate budding field hockey talent at the grassroots level in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
- Presently, there are around 65+ grassroots program centers with 3000+ cadets run by the Collective for Integrated Livelihoods Initiative in inland 3 districts of Jharkhand.
- In addition, 9 centers run by Tata Steel Foundation in another outback district of the State with 300+ cadets. Talented cadets from these grassroots centers are promoted to Regional Development Centers, where they are given advanced training along with greater field and competition exposure at the state level.
- That Odisha Naval Hockey High Performance Center (HPC)an initiative of the Department of Sports, Government of Odisha, in partnership with Tata Steel & Tata Trusts was inaugurated in 2019. HPC has grown rapidly over the years and is rooted in 14 centers spread across 6 districts of the State.
- Around 2200 young trainees are trained in these centers by 30 experienced trainers. Testimony of HPC’s hockey endeavors & its grassroots program in Odisha comes from the selection of 6 cadets in Indian National Junior women’s camp in the last 12 months. Additionally, four girls have made their international debuts for the country in the women’s junior category.
About the FIH Men’s World Cup:
That The FIH Men’s World Cup is its 15th edition prestigious event, a top tournament for men along with the Olympics, and will take place in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from 13 January to 29 January 2023.
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup Odisha will be fourth time India will host the prestigious tournament after hosting it in 1982 in Bombay, 2010 in New Delhi and 2018 in Bhubaneswar. A total of 16 countries will take part in the upcoming tournament.
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