-Sponsored by QNET
-Organised by CCC Association, under the aegis of Hockey Karnataka
-Proceeds of sponsorship will be donated to Cheshire Homes India, Bengaluru
QNET Ltd., the leading e-commerce enabled direct selling company is all set to sponsor the CHAIROS Hockey Cup, organised by Coorg Challengers Chickpet Association, Bengaluru under the aegis of Hockey Karnataka. This is the 5th edition of the super blazing, high speed 5-A-Side hockey tournament. The spectacular event will be held from 2nd to 4th April at FM Cariappa Hockey Arena turf ground, Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore. Dr. AB Subbaiah, Olympian, Arjun Awardee and current Secretary, Hockey India, will be inaugurating the tournament that brings together 23 of the best state level teams from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This hockey tournament will be a big boost for upcoming sportsmen from these states and to propagate India’s national sport.
The teams will include an array of world-class players who have represented India at global hockey tournaments and many of them have been a part of the world’s biggest sporting stage, the Olympics. The icons from yesteryear like VR Raghunath (Double Olympian and Arjun Awardee), Nikkin Thimmaiah (Olympian and Asia cup winner), Arjun Halappa (Olympian and World cupper), Bharath Chethri (Olympian and Dhyan Chand Awardee), Vikram Kanth (Asia cup winner), and other great players like Nithin Thimmaia, MG Poonacha, Pradan Somanna, Md Rafeel, MB Aiyappa, BJ Cariappa, KD Ganapathy, KM Somanna, KK Santhosh, MB Somaiah, will be playing at the hockey turf in this tournament.
An exhibition match will be played before the finals on April 4th comprising of players who are sports icons from yesteryear and ex-Olympians, such as, Dhanraj Pillay, Jude Philix, C S Poonacha, Anil Aldrin, Sabu Varghese, Ravi Naiker, Sandeep Somesh, Bharath Chethri and KK Poonacha.
While several people associate ‘Coorg’ as a tourist hotspot, most of us do not know that this small hill station is also a cradle for hockey game in India. Comprising of 14 families with 40 individuals, Coorg Challengers Chickpet Association holds the vision to support and promote hockey. Courtesy, the key sponsor QNET, India, the proceeds generated from the tournament will be donated to Cheshire Homes India, Bangalore.
Considering Covid precautions, all teams will follow strict protocols for safety and sanitization and will be PCR tested. Social distancing norms will also be strictly implemented to ensure safety of those who attend the games as spectators.
The winner will be awarded the 'CHAIROS Hockey Cup' by QNET.
QNET is one of Asia's leading e-commerce enabled direct selling companies offering a wide range of health, wellness, and lifestyle products. QNET's business model pivoting upon technology and e-commerce has helped empower millions of entrepreneurs in more than 100 countries worldwide.
QNET is headquartered in Hong Kong and has a presence in more than 25 countries around the world through subsidiaries, branch offices, agency partnerships, and franchisees.
QNET is a member of the Direct Selling Association in several countries, as well as the Hong Kong Health Food Association and the Health Supplements Industry Association of Singapore, among others. In India, QNET operates through its sub-franchisee Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Pvt Ltd and is a member of the Health Foods and Dietary Supplements Association (HADSA), ASSOCHAM, and CII.
QNET is also active in sports sponsorships around the world. Some of the more prominent partnerships include being the Direct Selling Partner of Manchester City Football Club and the African Club League Championships of CAF.