Bhopal’s hockey revived in Dammam of Saudi Arabia

Efforts of Bhopal’s Shaheryar Mohammed Khan
bear fruit, grand tournament held

Bhopal Blues team Winner of senior group mubashshir khan best player of tournament and kia motor awardsyed Hadi Best supportive player of tournamentDammam: 1st Federation cup hockey tournament was played at Al Ettifaq sports stadium, Dammam, Saudi Arabia Senior and Junior Hockey teams from 5 CBSE schools in eastern province were participating in this tournament. It is organized by Saudi Indian Hockey Federation, an organization promoting Indian national game hockey in CBSE schools and Indian diaspora in Saudi Arabia, this group of hockey lovers is pioneer of hockey in Saudi Arabia, started playing in early eighties in Riyadh. Shaheryar Mohammed Khan is the founder and chairman, Vice presidents Mehmood Khan, MansoorSiddiqui, Rafat Farooqi, Rasheed Khan, Iqbal Hussain, Ameen Khan, Baber Khan, and Project Manager Omer Quraishi, event manager Faisal Khan, Technical directors AtherHussain, Ashfaq Hussain, Entikhab Alam. Shahid Azmi, Sheesh Mohammed Khan, Amir Iqbal and Iqbal Khan played important role. Tournament was Supported by KIA motors, Harris Pye and Mass sports.

In junior category Al-Muna was the winner, Jubail Indian School was 1st runner up and Sunshine was 2nd runner up. In senior category Indian School Dammam lifts the trophy, Dunes School became 1st runner up and Indian school jubail was the 2nd runner up.

Another match was played between Bhopal Blues and Bihar Riders, Bhopal beat Bihar convincingly by 3-1 margin, Mehmood (captain) and AamirIqbal and Babar were the scorers from Bhopal team while ShakeelHashmi(Captain) scored the goal from Bihar team. Bhopal Blues players Rasheed Khan, RafatFarooqi, Baber Khan, Mehmood Khan, MansoorSiddiqui, AmeenKhan,Sheesh Mohammed Khan,OmerQuraishi,AsimIqbal and Amir Iqbal played good hockey, Bihar team consists of Aftab Khan, Mohammed Faizudden, GhulamRabbani, AndalipRahman, Zeya Khan, AnzarAlam, Fakhrul Hassan and Sarfaraz.

One Exhibition match was played between CBSE School principals and CBSE School Chairmen in which Principals teams emerged victorious by a margin of 1-0, Goal scored by Pervaiz Ahmed.

Abdul Waris, Tashkin Mohammed Akbar, Dr. Abdussalam, Abdullah Manjeri,AbdulLateef, MujeeburRahmanKullur and Zaheer Beg played from Chairmen team, while principals team consists of players like DharminderManon, Mamu Master, Lt. Gaurav Sharma, IrfanWaheed, Abdul Qader, Pervez Ahmed and Shaheryar Mohammed Khan


Prize distribution ceremony for the 1st Federation Cup Hockey tournament 2017 for the CBSE Schools was held in the Auditorium of Dunes International School Al Khobar. Chief Guest Dr. Ibrahim Hamad Al Quayid(Chairman,Baitussalah group of companies) arrived at 4:30 accompanied by Dr. Ateeq Ahmed Khan, Dr. Saleemur Rehman and Mr. DharmendraManon, Principal of Dunes International School, he was received by SIHF Chairman Shaheryar Khan, Vice presidents Mehmood Khan, IqbalHussain, Rasheed Khan, Ameen Khan and Babar Khan, soon after welcome ceremony, program was started with the recitation of the holy Quran Al Kareem by Dunes student Hafiz ShaheerWaqar.

Welcome speech was delivered by SIHF vice president Syed IqbalHussain in which he welcomed Chief Guest, Chairman of IIS Dammam Abdul Waris, Chairman of IIS JubailTashkeen Mohammed Akber, Rasheed Omer, management committees, School Principals, Dr. E.K Shaffee, Dr. Syed Hameed, Vice principals and other dignitaries, Guests, Sports teachers, Parents and players.

After the welcome speech, SIHF chairman, Shaheryar Mohammed Khan delivered speech in which he explained to the audience how and when Indian National game Hockey was started in Saudi Arabia and how SIHF was formed and within short period of time SIHF formation this successful tournament is held to sow the seeds of hockey among young students of CBSE schools. He also thanked Vice presidents and directors of SIHF, Rasheed Khan, RafatIqbalFarooqi, Syed IqbalHussain, Mehmood Khan, MansoorSiddiqui,Faisal Khan, Ameen Khan, Omer Qureshi, Baber Khan, FarooqQureshi, Amir Iqbal, IntikhabAlam, ShahidAzim, AsimIqbal.

Shaheryar Khan and Mehmood Khan, a national level hockey player of yester years and hockey promoters and enthusiasts has visited different CBSE Schools and demonstrate to the students how to play hockey.

Chairmen IISD Abdul Waris and chairman IISJ, Tashkeen Akbar, principals Dr. EK Shafee, Dr. Syed Hameed and Lt. Gaurav Sharma has praised SIHF team for achieving best results under leadership of chairman Shaheryar Mohammed Khan.

Earlier, Few months back Shaheryar Khan addressed all CBSE principals gathered in Jubail for Principals conference to include Indian national game hockey in CBSE cluster meet and promised that SIHF will work hard in coordination with schools management to give proper hockey training to CBSE students. Within short span of time the result was so exciting that total eight teams has participated in this tournament, After Shaheryar Khan’s speech prize distribution was started, Chief guest Dr. Ibrahim Hamad Al Quayid has given the prizes to the following players:

Junior Category

         Player of the tournament                                 Farhan, IIS Jubail

         Best player of tournament supportive              Zeedan, Al Muna

         Top Scorer of tournament                               Farhan, IIS Jubail

         Safe play award                                               Chrish, Sunshine

         Best Captainship award                                               Hisham M. Yaseen, Al Muna

         Goal Keeper of tournament                             Shamsul Ansari, IIS Jubail

         Best supportive Goal Keeper                          Hisham, Al Muna

         Top Defenseman                                             Mohd.Osaf, IIS Jubail

         Top mid fielder                                                            Somia, IIS Jubail

         Most improved player                                     Shoun, Sunshine

         Best forward                                                    Krish Sharma, IISJubail

         Upcoming Star Player Award                         Rayan,Shahbaz&Nandan, Al Muna

         Player of each match                                       Sumama Al Muna&Farhan, IIS Jubail

Joseph, Sunshine &Majeed, Al Muna

Senior Category:

         Player of the tournament                                 Mubasshir Mohammed Khan, Dunes

         Player of tournament supportive                      Syed HadiHussain, IIS Dammam

         Top Scorer of the tournament                          Syed Tauheed, Al Muna

         Most valuable defensive player                                   ShaheerWaqar, Dunes

         Safe play award                                                           Saad Khan, IISD &ZainAzmi, Dunes

         Best Captainship award                                               Mubasshir Mohammed Khan, Dunes

         Goalkeeper of tournament                               Abdul Majid, IISD &Mohd. Adel, Dunes

         Best Supportive Goal Keeper                          Tony Jacob, IIS Jubail& Syed Bilal, Al Muna

         Best dribbling award                                       Mubasshir Mohammed Khan

         Top defenseman                                              Raihan, Al Muna&Qaus, IIS Jubail

         Top forward                                                    KhajaGayasuddin, IISD and Adel Rana

         Best defensive forward                                                Mir Atif Ali, IIS Dammam

         Top mid fielder                                                            Syed Haadi Husain, IISD

         Upcoming star players                                     RahilFiraz,- Al Muna, Abdul Samad-IISJ

Shaikh Mustafa and ShababShadil,AlMuna,AbdulMoid, IISD.

         Top scorer of each match                                Tauheed-Muna, Suhaib-IISD,

Mubasshir Mohammed Khan – Dunes


         Player of each of the five matches                   ImtiyazurRehan-AlMuna,

Syed SuhaibHussain         IISD, Tony Jacob IISJ

Mubasshir Mohammed Khan, Dunes

Syed Haadi Husain, IISD


         Most improved players                                    Rahul Nair-Sunshine, Rehan-Dunes,

RaaidAmeen Khan-IISD, ZarrarYar,

Samarth Patel-IISJ, Tony Jacob-IISJ

Winston &ShaikhSohail – Sunshine

Imaad-Dunes, Mohd. Syed Ejaz IISJ

Most prestigious award in senior category “Kia Best Hockey Player 2017” goes to Mubashshir Mohammed Khan of Dunes International School, Followed by Syed HadiHussain,IISD, Kia Hockey player supportive 2017”.

Trophy was given for the exhibition match between CBSE Principals V/s CBSE Chairman, Winner trophy was received by the captain of the Principals team Mr. DharmendraManon of Dunes and runner up trophy received by Chairman Abdul Waris and Tashkeen M. Akber.

The other winner trophy was received by the captain of Bhopal Blues Mehmood Khan and runner up trophy was given to ShakeelHashmi the captain of Bihar riders.

After the prize distribution, vote of thanks was given by Mehmood Khan, vice president and technical Director of SIHF in which he informed that Amjad Khan, Director of Dunes International School has agreed in principle that he will be constructing a polygrass hockey field in his school premises.


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