Tarlochan Singh Sandhu (captain of Khalsa Sports Club) is sitting, 4th from left

Tarlochan Sandhu


Tarlochan Singh Sandhu


 Date and place of Birth 18.09.1940 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika
 School Govt. Indian Secondary School
 College GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, Ludhiana
 Club Khalsa Sports Club, Dar-es-Salaam
 Position Inside left; Left back
 First international 14.07.1963 v Zanzibar in Moshi, Tanzania
 Last international 1978 Carribean Tournament in Kingston
 First international (umpire) 25.07.1976
 Olympic Games (Manager) Moscow 1980
 Hockey idol Balbir Singh Senior (India)



Tarlochan Singh Sandhu's father, Joginder Singh Sandhu was a well known personality in East African hockey circles in the 1950s. He was the President of Khalsa Sports Club in 1954, the year the Club won the M.R. D' Souza Gold Cup, the premier Club tournament in East Africa.

His elder brothers, Jaswant and Pritam, were also international players, Jaswant  played for Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Pritam for Kenya.

He was the Secretary of Tanzania Hockey Association from 1971 to 1988.

He was the Treasurer of African Hockey Federation from 1973 to 1988.

He was Treasurer of Tanzania Olympic Committee from 1971 to 1988.

He was a member for Africa on the Finance Committee of Commonwealth Games Federation from 1978 to 1986.

He was part of the Tanzanian Contingent to the Moscow, LA and Seoul Olympics.

At the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games Opening ceremony, the Sandhu family represented two countries, Tarlochan representing Tanzania and his elder brother, Pritam, who played hockey for Kenya at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, representing Kenya.

Tarlochan emigrated to Canada in 1988 and now resides in British Columbia.