National Hockey Conclave To Bring Sporting Fraternity Together To Celebrate World Cup

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

For the second time, Odisha will host the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela, which will take place in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29. The Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela has already piqued the interest of the state’s residents.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated the World Cup Village and the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium Complex in Rourkela last week. The Hockey Association of Odisha, in collaboration with the Sports & Youth Services Department of Odisha, is now arranging the National Hockey Conclave 2023, which will take place on January 10, 2023, at the Eco-Retreat Konark. The Conclave will provide a forum for various stakeholders from more than 20 states and union territories across the country to discuss ways to holistically develop Indian hockey, beginning with player performance, coaching, grassroots talent identification, administration, and global emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges.

Dilip Tirkey, President of Hockey India, is excited about the National Hockey Conclave. “This is the first time it is being held in the state, with assistance from the Hockey Association of Odisha and the government,” he added. More than 50 renowned participants will attend the conclave, including senior-level government officials, retired hockey heroes, presidents and secretary of several state organizations, and other dignitaries.”

“The Conclave will see discussion on development of hockey in India, transition of playing style over the years, what are the changes that have happened and how the game has changed overall, among other topics,” he added.

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