Maharaja of Patiala, Yadavinder Singh's Team and Commissioner for India's Team in Nairobi on 9 December 1959

Club Photos

 
 

Clubs in Kenya with Sikh Players

 
 
 
 

Early 1930s: Nairobi Province Team

On the extreme right is Bill Body who went on to become the first President of Kenya Hockey Union in 1949 and Team Manager at Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games.
 
 
 
 

1934: Sikh Hockey Team Kisumu

Jagjit Singh 3rd from left, front row.

 
 
 
 

1934: Sandiford Road Railway Landies Hockey Team Nairobi

Photo: Inderpal Singh Sumal
 
 
 
 

1941: Kisumu Sikhs Hockey X1

Standing (L - R): Sampuran Singh; Puran Singh; Sardar Singh; Modan Singh; Surjan Singh

Sitting (L - R): Sandhu Singh; Partap Singh; Chattar Singh; Jagjit Singh

Ground (L - R): Harbans Singh; Gurdial Singh

 
 
 
 

1941: Sikh Union Mombasa

 
 
 
 

1943: The Nairobi Tigers

Standing (L - R): Harnam Singh; Punduman Singh; A P Joshi; Teja Singh; Hari Singh

Sitting (L - R): Ram Singh; Kirpal Singh; Sarwan Singh; Dilbar Singh; Shivdial Singh

Ground (L - R):

 
 
 
 

1945: Asian Civil Service Club

Winners of Lalton Brothers Hockey Cup 1945

Standing (L - R): Harjot Singh; Malkiat Singh; Said Cocker; Sat Punja; R K Maini

Sitting (L - R): Santokh Singh; Majid Cockar; K N Sethi (captain); Shivdyal Singh (vice captain); Hamid Cockar

Ground (L - R): A M Cockar; Avtar Singh

 
 
 
 

1946: Asian Civil Service Club

Winners of Kesar Singh Hockey League 1946 and Lalton Brothers Hockey Cup 1946

Standing (L - R): A P Joshi; Harjot Singh; S R Cocker; Tajinder Singh; G Mustafa

Sitting (L - R): Sat Punja; A M Cockar; K N Sethi (captain); Shivdyal Singh (vice captain); A H Cockar

Ground: Avtar Singh

 
 
 
 

1946: Asian Civil Service Club

Winners of Chappel Hockey Shield Tournament, Eldoret, 1946

Standing (L - R): Harjot Singh; A P Joshi; Said Cocker; Tajinder Singh

Sitting (L - R): Sat Punja; Majid Cockar; K N Sethi (captain); Shivdyal Singh (vice captain); Hamid Cockar

Ground (L - R): Avtar Singh; xxxx

 
 
 
 

1948: Govt. Indian High School, Nairobi

Back Row (L - R): Mehar Singh; Mohamed Afzal; Gursaran Singh

Middle Row (L - R): Nirbhair Singh; Om Parkash; Tejinder Singh; Mohamed Hanif; Tarlochan Singh; Mohamed Razi; Amarjit Singh

Front Row: (L - R): Mohamed Jamil (captain); Dalip Singh (Hockey in-charge); A C Lobo (Principal); R D Dikshit (vice Principal); B N Varma; Balwant Singh (vice captain)

 
 
 
 

1949: Government Indian Primary School, Nairobi

Winners of 1949 Hockey Cup
Standard V11 U.E.

Standing (L - R): Gurdev Singh; Hardev Singh P; Prem Datt; Priya Bandhu; Charan Singh; Mohd. Sarwar; Surjeet Singh; Hardev Singh G

Sitting (L - R): Mazhar Hussein; S H Bakhshi; K S Raval (vice Principal); M D Kapila (Principal); A N Sharma (class in charge); H L Dhupa

Ground (L - R): Iqbal Hussein; Adarsh Kumar

 
 
 
 

1950: Kenya Club Team

 
 
 
 

1951: Shell Sports Club

Standing (L - R): G B Jhalla; E C Ferrao; A S Saini; Tilak Raj; Rajinder Singh

Sitting (L - R): G S Sehmi (Sports Secretary); N A Lunnon; Gurdial Singh (captain); B F Canham; R H D Cott

Ground (L - R): Nazim Ghauri; J J Cordozo

 
 
 
 

1952: Race Course High School, Nairobi

 
 
 
 

1954: Railway HQ Hockey Team

 
 
 
 

1955: Kenya Police Hockey Team

Winners of M R D'Souza Gold Cup and Joseph and Son's Shield 1955

Standing (L - R): Mehar Singh Jhali; Luis D'Souza; Balbir Singh Sidhu; Sinancio Coutino; Satbachan Singh Lochab (Babia); Ramesh; Om Parkash Verma; Hardev Singh Kular

Sitting (L - R): Sylvester Durado Snr.; K C Brookes; Rui Dourado; Richard Catling (Commissioner of Police); John Bell; n/k

Ground: (L - R): Peter Dalgado; Joe (Toto) Costa

 
 
 
 

1955-56: Sikh Union Mombasa

 
 
 
 

1955: Alidina Visran High School, Mombasa

 
 
 
 

1956: Kenya Police Team

Winners of Bansal Hockey Cup, Eldoret, 1956

Standing (L to R): Mehar Singh; Abnash Dosaj; Raginder Singh; A Costa-Fernandes; Gurcharan Singh

Sitting (L to R): Satbachan Singh; Rui Dourado; Balbir Singh (captain); Om Parkash; Jagnandan Singh

Ground (L to R): Hardev Singh; Dalgit Singh

 
 
 
 

1956: Railway Asian Institute

Sandiford Road, Nairobi

Winners of Bansal Watch Co., Eldoret, Hardline Cup 1956

Standing (L - R): Kirpal Singh; Joginder Singh; Surjeet Singh; Gurdev Singh; Hardev Singh

Sitting (L - R): Rapinder Singh; Jarnail Singh (vice captain); Reddi R (General Secretary); Jamna Das (vice President); Mohd. Hanif Butt (captain); Amar Singh Mangat; Harbhajan Singh

Ground (L - R): Kulwant Randev; Gurdial Singh

 
 
 
 

1956: Technical High School, Nairobi

 
 
 
 

1958: Police Training School

Winners Nyeri District Hockey League

Standing (L to R): Mohamed A Khan;  W Mwita; B Cuming; Kulwant Singh; B S Puriwal; P S Syan; Kesra Singh Chodha; A Akamo

Sitting (L to R): S K Channan; R Moraes (captain); L Griffiths (Commandant); A L Elliott; Surjit Singh

Ground (L to R): A.M. Almelda; M Khan

 
 
 
 

1958: Alidina Visram High School, Mombasa

 
 
 
 

1958: Asian Sports Association "A"

 

Winners of Kenya Hockey Cup 1958

Standing (L - R): Surjeet Singh (Jr); Hardial Singh; Avtar Singh; Kewal Seedhar; Kirpal Singh; Gurdev Singh

Sitting (L - R): Tejinder Singh; Pritam Singh; Surjeet Singh (Captain); Amar Singh; Louis D'Souza

Ground (L - R): H S Grewal; Karamjeet Singh

 

 
 
 
 

1959: Nairobi Club and Sikh Union Nairobi

 
 
 
 

1960-61: Sikh Union Mombasa

Winners of The Coast Hockey League & The Coast Hockey Knock-out Championship for 1960-61

Standing (L - R): N C Sharma; Jaswant Singh; Jaswinder Singh; Hardev Singh; Perminder Singh Tamana; Sherman

Sitting (L - R): M S Randhawa; Davinder Singh Tamana (Captain); Mr Mangal Singh (President); Mangal Singh (Sports Secretary); R S Tamana (V. Captain)

Ground (L - R): Amrik Singh; Jarnail Singh

 
 
 
 

1960: Asian Sports Association

 
 
 
 

1960: City Primary School

 
 
 
 

1960: Juja Road Primary School, Nairobi

Winners of the N G Patel Inter Primary Schools Hockey Cup, 1960

Standing (L - R): Tejpal; Harbhajan; Tarsem; Jaspal; Avtar; Satpal; Harjinder; Naeem; Zulfikar; Bhajan

Sitting (Middle Row) (L - R): C M Patel (V Principal); M N Hamdard (Sports Master); M S Chaudhry (Principal); E S C Fernandes (Hockey in-charge); Pritpal (captain)

Ground (L - R): Nirmal; Rashpal; Surjit

 
 
 
 

1960: Railway Asian Institute

 
 
 
 

1962: Barclays Bank Nairobi

Sitting (L to R): Avtar S Sohal; Avtar S Bhamra (Captain); Mr P.G. Grylls (Chairman); Ranjit S Lally (Vice Captain); Bachittar S Sehmi.

Standing (L to R): Avtar S Sahans; E. Dias; Harbhajan S Ubhi; W. Bathod; Charan S Purba; X. Fernandes; Mohinder S Rehal. (insets: Tejinder S Nagi; Gulzar S Hunjan).

 
 
 
 

1962: City Primary School

Winners of Nairobi Schools Cup 1962

Standing (L - R): xxxxx; Tasvinder Singh Chaggar; Manjeet Singh Dhillon; Gurmukh Singh Soor; Satwinder (Sungi) Singh Sohal; xxxxx; Prabhu; xxxxx

Sitting (L -R): xxxxx; xxxxx; xxxxx; IP Patel (Principal); xxxxx; xxxxx;

Floor (L -R): Jaswant Singh Manku; Hemraj Singh; Didar Singh Mankoo

 
 
 
 

1963-64: Civil Service Club

Winners of Kenya Cup and Joseph & Sons Shield, 1963/64

Standing (L - R): Santokh Singh Soor; Raman Solanki; Amarjit Singh; Surjeet Singh; Jagdish Sethi; Santokh Singh Matharu; Santokh Singh

Sitting (L - R): O.P. Verma; Sang Singh (Capt); Sukhdev Singh (Manager); Jagnandan Singh; Malkit Singh. Sitting (Ground) (L - R): Daljit Singh and Raghbir Singh

 
 
 
 

1963: Civil Service Club

Winners of Kesar Singh Cup 1963

Standing (L-R): Bhola Singh; Abdul Sattar; Santokh Singh; Sudesh Sethi; Surjeet Singh; Lakhbir Singh; Raman Solanky; Santokh Singh Soor

Sitting (L-R): Malkeet Singh; Satbachan Singh; Pritam Singh (Chairman); Sukhdev Singh (Manager); Sang Singh (Captain); Om Prakash Verma

Ground (L-R): Jagdeep Singh; Raghbir Singh

 
 
 
 

1964: Nyeri Panthers

Central Region Hockey Champions 1959 - 1964

Standing (L to R): Kulwant Singh Rahi; M A Mirza; Tarsem Singh Sehmbi; Harminder Singh Sappal

Sitting (L to R): Harjinder Singh Sappal (vice-captain); Sohan Singh Gill (secretary); Balbir Singh Sidhu (coach); Darshan Singh Aidi (captain); Mohinder Singh Sokhi (asst. secretary)

Ground (L to R): Surjeet Singh Soin; Jaswarn Singh Sehmi

Insert (top left corner): Gurdial Singh Sokhi

 
 
 
 

1966: City Primary School, Nairobi

Runners up Nairobi Inter School League

Standing (L - R): Surjeet Singh; Kamal; Tarlochan Singh (vice captain); Bupinder Singh; Manmangat Singh; Sushil; Iqbal, Kulwanjeet Singh

Sitting (L - R): Davinder Singh (captain); Babuta; Rattan Singh (Head Master); Sharma; Khan

Floor (L - R): Balraj; Omparkash

 
 
 
 

1969: Barclays Bank Nairobi

Sitting: Alex Fernandes; M.S. Reehal; (Vice Captain); Mr C.N. Pearce (President); Edgar Dias (Captain); Bachittar Singh Sehmi.

Standing: R.S. Laly; Charan Singh; Martin Pinto; Denny Fernandes; Ravinder Singh; H.S. Ubhi. (inset: Joseph Remedias).

 
 
 
 

1971: Jamhuri High School, Nairobi

Hockey 1st X1 - 1970 - 71
Winners of Mustaq Trophy

Standing (L to R): Yogesh Verma; Jasbir Singh; Mansukh; Farooq Qureshi; Naresh Verma; Paramjeet Singh; Khalid

Sitting (L to R): Ravinder Singh Laly; Duncan Mwangi (Headmaster); C S Kooner (Hockey In-charge); Tariq

Ground (L to R): Njeru; Godfrey

 
 
 
 

1971: Karate Axiom Kenya

Sitting Floor (L - R): Sukhbans Singh and Avtar Singh Panesar

Sitting (L - R): Manohar Singh Chaggar; Surjeet Singh Kalsi; Ajit Singh Rana; Gursharan Singh Lall and Dhanwant Singh Mangat

Standing:(L - R): Tejpal Singh; Bhajan Singh Panesar; Tarlochan Singh Panesar; Inder Singh; Jasbir Singh and Amrik Singh Panesar

 
 
 
 

1976: Aryans Hockey Club Nairobi

Winners of Kishen Singh (Nakuru) Cup 1976

Standing (L - R): Arun Puri; Amrik Singh Panesar; Harbans Singh Eari; Dharam Aluwalia (Coach/Manager); Santokh Singh Matharu; Rajinder Singh Mudher; Manhor Sagoo

Sitting (L - R): Gurmeet Singh Matharu; Tarlochan Singh Panesar; Surjeet Singh Chase; Harbhajan Singh Panesar; Bhupinder Singh

 
 
 
 

1976: Baobab Hockey Club Mombasa

Standing (L to R): Shabbir Butt; Bilu Singh Chadha; Tom Bockle; Iftikar Malik; Alfie Dsouza; Harold George; Albert Diniz

Ground (L to R): Mwinyi;xxxxx; Said Mbarak Digiel; Reynolds Pereira; Tariq Butt