RDT Hockey Academy for Girls winning the National Championship
One of the most memorable days imprinted in golden letters in the history of Ananthapuramu district hockey was when RDT Hockey Academy Girls won the National Championship in Hockey for under-19s by defeating Himachal Pradesh Team by 4-3.
It is the first time that RDT academy for girls got entry and it is highly credible that they hoisted the victory flag. Even the Hockey Team representing AP State also didn’t win such title till date and it is wonderful that girls of RDT got this title in their first attempt which shows their mettle and indomitable courage in winning such a game of national repute.
There was a tie since both teams scored one goal each but in the penalty shootout RDT Academy Girls showed an edge over the opponent team, paving the way for victory. Mahalakshmi, Bharathi and Nalini hit one goal each. Prior to this game RDT Team registered a clean sweep victory against New Delhi team by 4-0 goals.
Bharathi got the title, ‘Best Player of the tournament’ while Geetha got the ‘Best player of the Match’. These two made exemplary performance from the very first game and they led the team for a landslide victory against those from metropolitan cities and major towns in different parts of India.
The academy got a cash award of Rs.25,000 and they received the trophy from the hands of Mr.Madan Mohan Chowhan, Secretary of Himachal Pradesh Gold Cup Hockey Society. The girls dedicated their victory to RDT for its support in training and sharpening their skills that helped them to compete with others at national level competition and keep up the good image of RDT. Mr.Moncho Ferrer, Program Director, Mr.Xavier, Sports Director, Mr.Chowdeswar, coach of RDT Sports Academy and Dr.Vijaya Babu, Secretary of Ananthapuramu District Hockey Association expressed their sense of happiness and congratulated the team for fulfilling their dreams.