The lads are on a roll. Nikkin Thimmaiah, Ponanna, Kariappa and Nachappa. Image: Deccan Chronicle
Well, hockey is hard-coded in Coorg genes. Seems the Coorgs just can do without it. According to the report in Deccan Chronicle, 7 Coorgs have got together to form Coorg’s Orange Club to promote hockey among the youth. This month the club is hosting a 5-A-Side, Rink Hockey Tournament.
To quote from Deccan Chronicle;
With this short format game, similar to the 20-20 cricket format, the organisers are hoping to get more youngsters involved. For the first tournament, 40 Kodava families and 40 sanghas have registered their teams. In an attempt to recreate the nostalgia of earlier times, the club wants to take hockey to every school, college and IT-company of the state. “We want every school child to carry a hockey stick like it was earlier in our childhood days. Hockey needs to get back its due credit,” says Kambeyanda Mohan, one of the organisers.