Parvinder Singh (hockey)

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Born (1995-04-10) April 10, 1995 (age 28)
OccupationField Hockey Player
  • Inderjit Singh (mother)

Parvinder Singh, a Professional Indian Field Hockey Player,was born on 10 April 1995 in the Ferozpur District of Punjab. He has played in the Sub-Junior National Hockey Championship 2011.Singh usually plays the Centre Forward Position.Fondly nicknamed Pindi by hockey players,he has to his credit a total of 51 matches during his hockey career till date.Having played his debut hockey in Malaysia for the Sultan of Johor Cup 2014,Parvinder laid the solid foundation of his sporting career.

Early Life

Parvinder's native village Sodewala is located in the Ferozpur District of Punjab.[1].Parvinder's family including his father Inderjit Singh had little to do with sports. Although the family didn't have any sports background or experience,Parvinder displayed remarkable excellence in hockey[2].His middle class family didn't think they could afford Parvinder's expenses required to hone his skills further.However,gritty Parvinder clung to regular practice.His willpower and tenacity impressed his father and he was presented with a hockey stick.He kept on practicing hockey non-stop in the ground[3].Observing Parvinder's unflinching determination and pluck ,his coach S. Manmeet Singh Rubal gave him a pair of shoes needed for hockey on the ground. Parvinder completed his studies and kept going to the ground as well.As his father's occupation was farming ,Parvinder always helped his father in the fields.In 2007 Parvinder got selected in Punjab Agriculture University Hockey acadmey which is situated in Ludhiana and after spending 3years in the acadmey he moved back to Ferozpur for his matriculation and resumed practice on the grounds of Ferozpur. After that, he got selected for Surjit Hockey Acadmey in Jalandhar[4] and after one year he again got selected for National Camp and made his 1st National Tour in Malaysia[5]. After returning from Malaysia, he gifted a washing to his mom purchased with the money he had earned for the first time in life.


Parvinder's first spectacular achievement came with the 4th Sultan of Johor Cup Tournament held at Johor Bahru in Malaysia in 2014[6] in which he won a Gold Medal.The next success was the Test Series at Brisbane in Australia in 2014[7].India had won the test Series there.Next, Parvinder visited the Netherlands in 2015 to participate in Volvo International U-21 Men's at Breda[8]. Then came the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup Tournament at Johor Bahru in Malaysia[9] in which he won a Silver Medal.In 2016,he joined Training Matches at Marlow in England[10].The next tours that year were to Australia for Australian Hockey League at Perth,International[11].Junior Hockey Tournament held at Valencia in Spain[12] in which he won a Gold Medal. Parvinder's role in Hockey within the country has also been significant.He took part in Uttar Pradesh Hockey Junior World Cup Men's in Lucknow winning a Gold Medal.

National Hockey Championship

Sub Junior National Hockey,Championship in 2011[13](Bronze Medal),3rd Junior National Hockey Championship in 2013 (Gold Medal)[14],4th Junior National Hockey Championship in 2014(Gold Medal)[15],4th Senior National Hockey Championship in 2014.He also participated in 5th Senior National Hockey Championship in 2015, A Division[16].6th Senior National Hockey Championship in 2016[17] in which he got a Silver Medal

Hero Hockey India League

Parvinder Singh played Hero Hockey India League from 2013 to 2015 on behalf of Ranchi Rays.Further,played the same league from 2016 to 2017 on behalf of Delhi Waveriders[18]


  1. "Parvinder Singh – Indian Hockey Team Member gets warm welcome on reaching home town Ferozepur".
  2. "Sikhs in Hockey | India | Juniors | Parvinder Singh".
  3. "Hockey junior team hugely inspired by senior counterparts, says Coach Harendra Singh". The Indian Express. 6 July 2016.
  4. "Junior Hockey World Cup 2016: 10 players in winning team belong to same academy in Jalandhar". News Nation English.
  5. "Junior World Cup squad announced". The Hindu. 18 November 2016.
  6. "India retain Sultan of Johor Cup hockey title". Hindustan Times. 21 October 2014.
  7. "Indian Junior Men's Hockey Team Leaves for Australia Tour | Hockey News".
  8. "India name 18-men junior hockey team for Volvo International". The Economic Times.
  9. Bose, Sudhir (18 October 2015). "5th Sultan of Johor Cup Final: Great Britain edge India in sudden death penalty shootout to win the tournament".
  10. "News for 19 October 2015".
  11. Staff, Scroll. "Indian junior men's team to participate in Australian Hockey League".
  12. Oct 28, PTI /. "India's junior men's hockey team beats Spain 3-1 at 4-Nation meet | Hockey News - Times of India". The Times of India.
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  14. "Punjab to take on Odisha in the final of Junior Men National Hockey | Hockey News".
  15. "Junior Hockey Championship: Punjab posts big win over Delhi". The Hindu. 31 March 2014.
  16. "Top Teams battle for registering win in the 5th Senior National Hockey Championship 2015 (Men) Div – A". Hockey India. 24 April 2015.
  17. "Results from Day 5 of Hockey India 6th Senior Men National Championship 2016 (A Division)". Hockey India. 24 April 2016.
  18. Jan 19, PTI /. "Hockey India League: Delhi Waveriders name Rupinder as captain for HIL 2017 | Hockey News - Times of India". The Times of India.

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