Shubham Kotwal Pounch 2023:
In a momentous achievement, 21 players from Sham Lal Hockey Club Poonch, including 14 girls and 7 boys, proudly represented Jammu & Kashmir at the 67th National School Games held in Gwalior (MP). The talented players showcased their prowess in the U14 Boys and Girls as well as U17 Boys categories, leaving an indelible mark on the national stage.
The U14 Girls’ team, comprised entirely of players from district Poonch and Sham Lal Hockey Club, demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication. Notably, all these young athletes are trainees of the Khelo India Hockey Centre Poonch, under the guidance of coaches Pawan Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, and Navjot Singh, all experienced hockey mentors.
The management of Sham Lal Hockey Club expressed gratitude to the LG Government of J&K UT and key officials, including Sh. Subash Chander Chibber, Director YSS, Sh. Jatinder Mishra, Deputy Director YSS, Sh. Suram Sharma, JD YSS, and DYSSO Poonch. Their support and encouragement have provided a vital platform for these talented players, especially the girls, to showcase their skills at the national level.
Adv. Sanjeev Sharma, President of Sham Lal Hockey Club Poonch, expressed pride in the achievements of the players and emphasized the significance of such opportunities in nurturing young talent. The success of these athletes not only reflects the dedication of the players but also highlights the positive impact of structured coaching programs and initiatives supporting grassroots sports.
The representation of Sham Lal Hockey Club Poonch at the 67th National School Games stands as a testament to the growing prowess of the region in the field of sports, particularly hockey. As these young players continue to shine, their journey becomes an inspiration for aspiring athletes and a source of pride for the entire Poonch sports fraternity.