Former India girls's hockey staff captain Elvera Britto passes away

Published:Mar 9, 202414:47
Former India girls's hockey staff captain Elvera Britto passes away

Celebrated girls’s hockey participant and administrator Elvera Britto handed away right here on Tuesday. An excellent participant and champion of ladies’s hockey, Elvera was the captain of the Indian after which Mysore groups.

She led Mysore State to the Senior nationwide title for eight consecutive years, from 1960 to 1967. Elvera, alongside her sisters Rita and Mae, shaped a formidable trio for the State and Indian groups.

She obtained the Arjuna Award in 1966, turning into the primary girl recipient of the distinguished award. After her enjoying profession, Elvera was the Authorities nominee within the Nationwide Choice Committee for over a decade. She additionally served because the President of the Karnataka State Girls’s Hockey Affiliation for 2 phrases.

Former India males’s hockey captain Jude Felix recalled Elvera’s timeless dedication to enhancing the state of ladies’s hockey. “Each time I met her, I used to be amazed at her ardour for ladies’s hockey. She felt that girls didn't get the identical alternatives as males within the sport, and she or he at all times tried to make issues higher for ladies’s hockey. She was very
glad that our academy - Jude Felix Hockey Academy - included ladies in our programme. Actually, she even made a donation to our academy. She was a girl of motion, not phrases,” Felix instructed Sportstar.

“I didn't get the prospect to see her play, however our seniors at all times spoke very extremely of her expertise. Throughout a latest interplay with Elvera, she spoke at size concerning the forgotten ability of utilizing the reverse stick. Her technical information amazed me,” Felix stated.

The Karnataka State Hockey Affiliation (KSHA) condoled her demise.

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