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SHILANAND LAKRA FROM SAIL HOCKEY ACADEMY IS SELECTED AS VICE CAPTAIN OF JR. HOCKEY TEAM, INDIA

SHILANAND LAKRA FROM SAIL HOCKEY ACADEMY IS SELECTED AS VICE CAPTAIN OF JR. HOCKEY TEAM, INDIA Featured

Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta           

ROURKELA,21/09/18:Rourkela SAIL Hockey Academy run by Rourkela Steel Plant has been producing international hockey players over these years and the latest edition is Shilanand Lakra. He has recently been inducted into India’s Junior team and also been made Vice Captain of the team to represent India in prestigious 8th Sultan Johar Cup-2018 to be played in Malaysia from 6th October, 2018. Alongside India the other team will be participating are New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Great Britain and the host Malaysia. Another boy, Pankaj Kumar Rajak from this Academy has also got a berth in the squad. Shilanand who plays in the forward already represented India in senior team this year and played in Malaysia in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Tournament. He scored his first international goal against England. He also represented Under 23 Six Nation Tournament played in Belgium in July this year. He has also represented Jr. national Team which won the Bronze Medal in 7th Sultan of Johor Cup held in Malaysia in October 2017.  Notably, he is a resident of Kalijapathar village of Sundergarh district and his parents are his father Carlus Lakra and mother Mary Grace Lakra. He joined SAIL Hockey Academy in the year 2015 and since then he never looked back. He was taking coaching under Raju Kant Saini a NIS coach as well as Peter Tirkey, former National Junior India Hockey player who is also a Hockey coach with RSP.

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