NTHA Odisha gestart!

"The elite hockey academy has been opened as part of the three-pronged Tata Odisha Hockey Programme, a joint initiative of Tata Steel, Tata Trusts and Government of Odisha to nurture sports talent in the State, which is already being hailed as a cradle for the sport."

Wij zijn ongekend trots dat op 13 Augustus 2019, onder toeziend oog van de Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik van Odisha, de 2e Naval Tata Hockey Academy is geopend. Naast de Academy in Janshedpur waar inmiddels 44 jongens op de residencial academie zitten, is er nu ook een plek waar de meisjes zich kunnen ontwikkelen. Beide Academies focussen op het ontwikkelen van de talenten uit de rurale gebieden

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Mahindra & Meljol 1MHL Project

ONE MILLION HOCKEY LEGS (1MHL) Mahindra partners with the Bovelander Hockey Academy to support the 1MHL campaign

In support of the 1MHL campaign, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. – Auto, Farm & Agri Sector designed the Nashik Hockey Tournament – 12 Schools 24 Teams 2 months of Hockey Training 1 Hockey Tournament. The Nashik Hockey Tournament culminated after a week’s ‘Train the Trainer’ Program by the Bovelander Hockey Academy for the 12 Coaches followed by a rigorous two months in-school training. The program was closely monitored by Miss Supriya Gangurde, State and National Level Hockey Player, Coach – under 15 Girls Hockey Clubs and Coach for K N Kela Hockey Team. NGO Partner, MelJol closely monitored the program while delivering execution excellence.

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Hockey is in India nog een zanderige aangelegenheid

Mooi artikel in het FD over Kunstgras en hockey in India:

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‘Uiteindelijk heb je wel kunstgras nodig.’ Oud-international en olympisch kampioen Floris Jan Bovelander staat langs de lijn bij een hockeytraining van kinderen in een Indiaas dorp. Het veld is op een paar grassprietjes na zanderig en het stof vliegt na elke aanraking met sticks en ballen in het rond. ‘De tactische vaardigheden die je nodig hebt voor het moderne hockey leer je alleen op kunstgras.

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Network Event at Veda (Scheveningen)

At Veda & Lounge at the Grand Amrath Kurhaus we wined and dined with our One Million Hockey Legs friends and partners. Thank you Mr Venu Rajamony for you warm words. This recently opened Restaurant was the perfect spot to bring our Inian and Dutch friends together.

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Interessant artikel in FD

Ook het Financieel Dagblad is het niet ontgaan wat er rond hockey in India gebeurt en welke interessante business links dat kan opleveren.



Bovelander Hockey Academy zoekt een full time trainer / coach / technisch directeur voor de Naval Tata Hockey academy in Jamshedpur en Bhubaneswar, India.

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Van Lanschot Bankiers new friend of 1MHL

Naast 'Medisch Centrum Nederland' is nu ook Van Lanschot Bankiers vriend van One Million Hockey Legs geworden.  Met deze ondersteuning kunnen we weer twee, misschien zelfs wel drie projecten ondersteunen.

DSM Gold Partner One Million Hockey Legs

Happy and proud to announce the decision of DSM India to Gold Partner at One Million Hockey Legs. DSM is a Netherlands head-quartered multi-business stock exchange listed multinational company.
The partnership is related to the nutrition program of DSM India. From September on shared activities are programmed.


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1MHL book launch

Driebergen, 2016 

Tuesday 17 May 2016 was a remarkable day for One Million Hockey Legs. At the occasion of the hand-over of the first copy of the book 'Ondernemen in India' 1MHL organised for (prospective) partners and stakeholders a two hours India – the Netherlands business & sports event.

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Our new partner Jet Airways

We are happy to announce that Jet Airways, India's leading international leading full service airline company, has signed a sponsor contract with One Million Hockey Legs.  General Manager Sami Chada signed the contract with Floris Jan Bovelander. 

"Within Jet Airways we believe in the power of sport to connect people, creating opportunities for youth and differences in ethnicity, race of gender to level.  Trough our partnership in this impressive project we are supporting with conviction the position and attention hockey deserves in our country. Within the ultimate goal to celebrate the festival with at least 500.000 active players across India at the time that our country hosts the 2018 World Championship in Mumbai".

Holland meets Pune festival

Pune, 2016

At the occasion of Holland meets Pune, witnessed by the Ambassador and the Consul General of the Netherlands, a range of business people from the Netherlands and India, plus hundreds of inhabitants of Pune, several clinics took place at a small pitch in the centre of the beautiful Phoenix Mall in Pune. 

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Invitation book launch

One Million Hockey Legs invites entrepreneurs doing business in India or preparing a market entry in India to join the presentation of the first copy of their book ‘Ondernemen in India’ to the Ambassador of India in the Netherlands, H.E. J.S. Mukul. 

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Launch of Tata Hockey Academy in Jamshedpur

Launch of Tata Hockey Academy

Jamshedpur, March 2016

Thursday March 17 was a memorable day for Tata Steel, Tata Trust, Cini, Bovelander Hockey Academy and One Million Hockey Legs. It was the official launch day of the Tata Hockey Academy in Jamshedpur.

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Tata Trusts and Bovelander bring hockey to the center stage in India

Mumbai, February 2016

Tata Trusts, a philanthropic organisation that works towards the holistic advancement of communities in India, has partnered with Bovelander Hockey Academy and One Million Hockey Legs, to promote hockey as a culture and tradition. The Trusts wishes to galvanize the sport through professionalization of grassroots level hockey in the country. 

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1MHL at Make in India

The Hague, February 2016

On 2 February 2016, One Million Hockey Legs was present at the seminar on Indo-Dutch Cooperation and the Make in India Initiative of Government of India. After a warm welcome by Ambassador of India Mr. J.S. Mukul, opportunities for cooperation between India and the Netherlands were discussed.

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The vision of Mr. Tata

Jamsetji Tata (1839-1904), founder of Tata Group, said it over 100 years ago: 'reserve large areas for football, hockey and parks'.

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Sharewire partner of 1MHL

Happy and proud to announce the partnership between One Million Hockey Legs and Sharewire, the only full service mobile agency in The Netherlands with 100% focus on business critical projects.

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Visit Dutch Prime minister

Saturday 6 June was a special day in Mumbai and for One Million Hockey Legs. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte visited Holland Visit in Cross Maidan Garden where Bovelander Hockey Academy runned a range of hockey programs on the Edelgrass astro tuf pitch. 

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Chak de! India

One Million Hockey Legs partners, supporters, ambassadors and prospective partners jointly watched the famous Indian hockey movie Chak the! India after having a nice Indian buffet accompanied by delicious Sula wines from Nashik. Thank you Sapna from asianwines.nl

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