Tata Steel to have hockey academy

Updated: Aug 27, 2010, 18:44 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Tata Steel Managing Director HM Nerurkar today said the private steel major was working to set up a hockey academy here on the lines of football, archery and athletics nurseries.

"Tata Steel is committed to promote sports in the country. But it is not possible for the company to compete with public sector units as far as providing employment to all medal winning sportspersons is concerned," Nerurkar said.

He was speaking at a function to mark the 151st birth anniversary of the first chairman of Tata Steel Sir Dorabji Tata.

Support to sportspersons who are winning laurels for the country will continue, he said.

Nerurkar said the company was working on the setting up of a hockey academy.