• Christian Michaelis, Former Captain and French International Hockey Player visited JFHA in April, 2017 and coached the players for a week during the 2017 JFHA Hockey Summer Camp
  • David Jensen of Waverley Hockey Club, Australia, was the first residential International Coach to visit us in December 2013. He provided 3 weeks of hockey training to the children.
  • Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA, have interacted with the children at the orphanage ground during the month of August 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and July 2016 & 2017
  • In the month of March 2010, four students from Singapore visited for a week and helped in creating a data base of trainees and arranged the library in the Orphanage as part of their College project.
  • During December 2009 Singapore Recreational Club, Singapore visited the Academy and the Orphanage; participated in the tournament we conducted.
  • Visits by International Hockey Players and Officials


We try our best to reach out to eminent personalities from various fields to come, visit JFHA, and spend some time to share their knowledge & expertise with the academy children:

The academy was inaugurated in Jan 2009 along with the below eminent sports personalities:

  1. Rahul Dravid, former Indian cricketer.
  2. Dhanraj Pillay, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna & PadmaShri Awardee
  3. Ashish Ballal, Olympian & Asian Games Gold Medalist

Over the years we have had many guests visit the academy on a regular basis, who not only visited the academy, also shared their valuable time and experiences with our children. The following to name a few:

  1. Peter Von Reth from Holland, Sports Manager World Series Hockey.
  2. Frank, from Holland, Technical Official, World Series Hockey.
  3. Raghuprasad, International Hockey umpire.
  4. Zeeshan Ashraf, Former Captain of Pakistan National team.
  5. Adnan Maqsood, Former Pakistan International.
  6. Robert Alcantra and Md Radhzi, Former Malaysian Internationals
  7. Tushar Khandekar, Current Indian National player.
  8. Daphne, Vice President of the State of the Eastern Province Hockey Federation, South Africa.
  9. Lieutenant Colonel Mr B.K Subramani from MEG & Centre, Former Olympian and Former Women's Junior National Team coach.
  10. Manuel Fredricks, Former Indian Goal Keeper & Munich Olympics Bronze Medalist.
  11. Malaysia Junior World Cup Hockey Team (Project 2013 Squad)
  12. PA Raphael Former National TeamHockey coach of Singapore, Thailand & Macau
  13. Arjun Halappa, Olympian and former Indian Captain, International
  14. Adrian D'Souza, Olympian and former Indian International
  15. Vinaya VS, former Indian Captain International
  16. Elvira Britto, Former International Hockey player
  17. Ryan Fernando, Sports Nutritionist/ Co Founder - Qua Nutrition
  18. Jeeth Devaiah, sports conditioning specialist
  19. Prachi Mishra, Femina Miss India Earth 2012
  20. Mr. Bhaskaran, Captain 1980 Moscow Olympics, Gold Medal.
  21. Veteran Mr. Janardhana Rao, one of the Legends of Karnataka.