“Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is” – celebrating the spirit of Hockey
All it took was just the one hit, one goal, one figure——-and you are the winner! Congratulations SSSSC team!
“All roars, All scores!” Efforts made by performers made the match, even more enjoyable to watch. We applaud all our hockey stars. First time in 45 years: Singh Sabha Sports Club wins Guru Nanak Hockey Cup.
When an institute starts the games, the main motive is health, but as the time passes, the games play a vital role to bring nations closer to create harmony and peace. This is one of key foundations of international games such as Olympics games and Asian games.
Hockey is one of the famous games played all over the world including Hong Kong. South Asian and British mainly started mainly playing the game and since then, a number of cups were started to boost the Hockey in Hong Kong.
In 1969 to mark the 500th birth anniversary of the first Master and founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev ji, Guru Nanak Cup tournament was started.
Like every year, this year Guru Nanak Tournament was held in Happy Valley ground and was organized by Khalsa Diwan HK Sikh Temple with the support of Hong Kong Hockey Association.
A total 14 teams delighted the public by playing wonderful hockey and Punjab, SSSC , Khalsa and KNS reached the semifinal after winning their pool matches. The final match was played between Khalsa and SSSC. In two halves, both teams scored null. An extra time was awarded to both teams; a whistle for penalty corner stopped the breath of everyone to see what to be next. A penalty corner was taken by MINTU and stopped by DARA and a hit by SIMAR which was beautifully stopped by goal keeper of Khalsa. The ball bounced back again to SIMAR, this time he didn’t miss the chance and hit the goal post. A big blow of whistle by umpire indicating the goal made everyone on their feet in the ground to roar and clap. By winning the Guru Nanak Cup for the first time, SSSC embark their victory in the history of HK hokey with golden words.
Both teams congratulated each other. The official bench was happy to see the victory by their lads. Trophy and cups were awarded by Mr Daljit Singh Zeera ( President of Khalsa Diwan HK Sikh Temple), Mr Bobby Brar (President of Punjab Youth Club HK), Mr Mula Singh Director of Sunrise Textile Ltd. and by other prominent personality of Khalsa Diwan. Mr Gudev Singh Galib (Chief Officer in Correctional Department of HK) was MC of the stage and covered the whole program perfectly.
The price of winning is hard work, dedication to the game at hand, and the determination that whether one wins or loses. All team applied the best of themselves to keep the spirit of game high.
Chair bearer of the team:
President : Satpal Singh Dhillon
Vice President : Kuldip Singh Uppal
Treasurer : Kuldeep Singh Buttar
Chairman Sports wing : Jasbir Singh Jassi
Sports convener : Johnny Singh