CHANDIGARH, April 23:The Punjab Sports Department today released a list of 154 hockey boys selected for Surjit Hockey Academy of Jalandhar, Malwa Khalsa Senior Secondary School of Ludhiana and Khalsa Collegiate Senior Secondary School, of Amritsar. More than 1500 probables turned up for selection grils in age groups of under-13, under-14, under-16 and under-19 at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar from April 3 to 11.
Punjab Sports Director Olympian Pargat Singh said as many as 68 boys in the age groups of under-13 (12), Under-14 (16), Under-16 (17) and Under-19 (23) have been selected for Surjit Hockey Academy. For Malwa Khalsa Senior Secondary School, of Ludhiana, 46 boys got the selectors’ nod for Under-13 (14), Under-164 (16) and Under-16 (16). As many as 40 boys would be admitted in the Khalsa Collegiate Senior Secondary School of Amritsar. Eighteen boys will get admission in Under-14 and 22 in Under-16 age groups.
Padamshree Pargat Singh disclosed that Surjit Hockey Academy, Malwa Khalsa Senior Secondary School and Khalsa Collegiate Senior Secondary School got sports wing seats as regulars (residential). For the day-boarding sports wing seats, a separate list is being finalised. Day-boarding sports wing seats will be allotted to hockey training centres of Spring Dale of Amritsar, Attari, Cheema Hockey Academy of Batala, Chahal Kalan Butala, Baba Bakal, Kila Raipur and Roomi.
The Sports Director said that 350 girls also attended the trials and those who have met the qualifying standards would be absored in the sports wings.
According to Pargat Singh this year the Sports Department has increased the sports wing seats in schools/coaching centres/academies to 2200 from 1700 from last year. The State Government has increased the budget for sports wings to Rs 2.5 crore from Rs 2 crore.
Those selected for sports academies are:
FOR LUDHIANA: Under-13: Harmanpreet Singh, Prabhjot Singh, Harjot Singh, Shamsher Singh, Karanbir Singh, Azadbir Singh, Gurmehakdeep Singh, Harmanbir Singh, Manjot Singh, Harmandeep Singh, Nirmaljit Singh, Jobanpreet Singh.
Under-16: Upraj Singh, Sukhdeep Singh, Navpreet Singh, Kanwarpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Gurinder Singh, Ravinder Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Prabhjot Singh, Dhanraj Singh, Amanjot Singh, Ranjit Singh, Kulbir Singh, Ranjit Singh, Onkar Singh, Sachin Saroj Singh.
Under-14: Jarmanjit Singh, Sarabjit Singh, Simranjit Singh, Parvinder Singh, Navdeep Singh, Lovepreet Singh. Gurbhej Singh, Pritpal Singh, Jujhar Singh, Gurinder Singh, Tejbir Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Rohitdep Singh, Amarbir Singh, Palwinder Singh, Jaspreet Singh
FOR JALANDHAR: Under-13: Amritpal Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Lawrance, Gurjant Singh, Palvinder Singh, Sarpreet Singh, Kawaljit Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Gursewak Singh, Jugraj Singh, Simranjit Singh.
Under-14: Onkar Singh,Gurjant Singh, Harpreet Singh, Harpreet Singh, Dhanwant Singh, Harjit Singh, Prem Singh, Baljinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lovejit Singh, Lovepreet Singh, Gagandeep Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Harjit Singh, Ajit Pandit, Inderpal Singh.
Under-19: Harpreet Singh, Amandeep Singh, Jagroop Singh, Karanpal Singh, Jagmeet Singh, Karanbir Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Simranjit Singh, Mandeep Singh, Prabhdeep Singh, Subhdeep Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Jasvinder Singh, Hardeep Singh, Manjinder Singh, Navneesh Kumar, Hardeep Singh, Jagroop Singh, Shivlochan Singh, Satbir Singh, Gursahib Singh, Manjinder Kumar, Ramanpreet Singh.
Under 16/17: Gurjit Singh, Beant Singh, Sukhmanjit Singh, Manpreet Singh, Barkat Singh, Gaurav Sehgal, Harjinder Singh, Gaganpreet Singh, Gurvinder Singh, Davinder Kumar, Talvinder Singh, Harpreet Singh, Sarabjit Singh, Dhanvinder Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Dapinderdeep Singh.
FOR AMRITSAR: Under-14: Jaskaran Singh, Sarabjot Singh, Manjinder Singh, Parampreet Singh, Arjun, Harmanbir, Lovepreet Singh, Sahib, Lakhbir Singh, Harpreet Singh, Harpreet Singh II, Judgebir Singh, Manpreet Singh, Narinderpal Singh, Jugraj Singh, Supreet Singh, Kukhjinder, Bikram Singh.
Under-16: Karan Kumar, Jasvinder Singh, Davinder Kumar, Amritpal Singh, Chandip Singh, Ajitpal Singh, Gundeep Singh, Gauravvir Singh, Satbir, Simrandeep Singh, Harjot Singh, Gurbir Singh, Yadvinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Ravneek Singh, Harpal Singh, Khushwant Rai, Amritapal, Ramandeep, Harjinder Singh, Navdeep Singh and Sumeet Singh.