The SAIL Hockey Academy team of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant has brought laurels to the state by winning the 44th All India Level Late Narayan Singh Memorial Gold Cup Hockey Tournament. In the finals it defeated the Marathha Regiment from Belgaum by 3-1 goals in the penalty stroke. Earlier in the Semi-Finals it had triumphed over Nasik Army team. In all 21 team from across the country had taken part in the tournament.
The team was presented with the Champions Trophy as well as a Cash award of Rs. 1.21 Lakh by the dignitaries present in the Concluding ceremony.
The tournament was organised by Nehru Sporting Club at Shahid Chandrashekhar Azad Khel Maidan, Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh.