KERALA HOCKEY is the recognized body to Manage, Control, and Administer the game of Hockey in the State and it is recognized by Kerala State Sports Council. Kerala Hockey is the member unit of ‘Hockey India’, the National Hockey Federation. It is a registered society in the State formed to develop the Game of Hockey. It came into existence on 24th August 2014. Kerala State Sports Council recognized Kerala Hockey as its affiliated member from 21st July 2017.
Hockey India plans, directs and conducts all the activities for both men and women hockey in India. It is recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India as the sole body responsible towards promoting Hockey in India.It was formed after Indian Hockey Federation was dismissed in 2008 by IOA
Headquartered in New Delhi, Hockey India was established on 20 May 2009 and is affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).Hockey India with the assistance of Sports Authority of India and Department of Sports, Government of India, trains players at sub-junior, junior and senior level. The governing body engages in Coaching the coaches, educates and equips technical officials and umpires.
FIH was founded on 7 January 1924 in Paris by Paul Léautey, who became the first president, in response to field hockey's omission from the programme of the 1924 Summer Olympics. First members complete to join the seven founding members were Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Spain and Switzerland.
In 1982, the FIH merged with the International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations (IFWHA), which had been founded in 1927 by Australia, Denmark, England, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, the United States and Wales.