This person with a height of 25-30 years is a Dominic Toppo. Actually, he is 67 years old. It is their passion to give free hockey coaching to the children for 4 hours every morning and evening and to complete it, they go from Rourkela cycle to the village 40 km away.
In order to raise children’s sporting goods, they have mortgaged their 14 acres for just Rs 70 thousand. Now only 1 acre of land is left.
He said, “The dream was to become a big player, but no one gave the way. Class 11 dropout. In those days, Sai’s hostel was open in Rourkela’s Panposh, seeing it, it was decided that players should be prepared, who play for the country. “
Seeing children pass makes them strong and strong
Today, 139 children of Dominic have played state level, national and international level tournaments. Dominic says, “I go to meet the children who have gone ahead.” Seeing them near, they become strong and strong. Among them are famous players like Lilima Minj, Poonam Toppo, Sudeep Charamako. Dominic is currently teaching hockey to 60 boys and girls.
I will keep playing hockey as long as there is breath
Dominic says that his wife Isabella fell in love due to hockey. Before marriage, she used to bring money from her aunt for sporting goods. She passed away after illness after marriage. He loved playing me, so as long as there is breath, I will keep playing.