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Introducing – Dance & Toning Classes starting 9th November

Introducing  DANCE & TONE classes  From the 9th November 2015

Want to get into shape whilst doing something that is fun, energetic and enjoyable? Bored of hours on the treadmill or bike? Too cold to go for a walk / jog? Then why don’t you join Dance & Tone at the Toning Room at the Indian Gymkhana to get in some fun dance and toning exercise classes delivered by qualified and experienced instructors
Launching from the 9th of November, there will be weekly classes held between 6pm – 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. Weekday classes will be gradually introduced and will include:-

  • Zumba (we will be introducing variants such as Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold etc)
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Bollywood Dancing (coming soon)
  • Belly dancing (coming soon)
  • Legs, Bums and Tum

Classes will be adjusted according to demand and requests so watch out for additions to the above.

On weekends (Saturdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm) we will be running 2 classes of SELF DEFENCE. The earlier class is aimed at children over the age of 10 years and the second class will focus on self-defence techniques for women.

Preliminary timetable

  • Tuesday – 6.15pm – 7.15pm – ZUMBA (Dee)
  • Tuesday – 7.30pm – 8.30pm – LEGS, BUMS & TUMS (Dee)
  • Wednesday – 6.15pm – 7.15pm – PILATES (JARA)
  • Wednesday – 7.30pm – 8.30pm – ZUMBA (JARA)
  • Saturday – 10.30am – 11.45am – SELF DEFENCE (Children between 10 and 16) (Jason)
  • Saturday – 12noon – 1.15pm – SELF DEFENCE FOR WOMEN (Jason)

In the meantime, feel free to contact us on [email protected] for more information.


Note: The classes are run independently of the Indian Gymkhana Club.

Lord Gulam Noon dies after battle with cancer

Lord Gulam K Noon (2)

Indian Gymkhana Clubs’ Senior Vice President  

It is with great regret we have to inform members and guests that our senior vice president lord noon has passed away on 27.10.2015. We convey with deepest sympathy to his family.

Lord Gulam Noon, one of Britain’s most prominent Indian-origin peers of the uk, passed away today at the age of 79. He had been battling with liver cancer for the past two years. He had briefly recovered following chemotherapy but his health deteriorated over the last six months.

Hockey – Men’s Club Captain Update

Message from Kamal Naqvi – Hockey Section Chairman Members, I am pleased to announce that Kinde Hanspal has accepted the post of Men’s Club Captain for

the remainder of the 2015/16 season. This will be in addition…

Indian Independence Day Celebration In London – Free Event on 16th August 2015

banner-indpendence-day-V4Indian Gymkhana Club London – is honoured to host event by – The High Commission of India and the Indian Community Organisations in the UK, and invite you with family and friends to participate in the Independence Day celebrations on Sunday, 16th August, 2015 from 1100 to 1600 hours at the Indian Gymkhana Club, Thornbury Avenue, Isleworth TW7 4NQ (opposite Osterley Tube Station).
This is an open event for the Indian Diaspora/NRIs/friends of India.

The Flag Hoisting Ceremony will start at 1100 hours, followed by singing of the National Anthem. Therefore, the participants are requested to arrive by at least 1030 hours.
The event will also include cultural programmes, food stalls offering free meals from different regions of India, and a raffle draw with attractive prizes.
You are requested to attend the event and disseminate this information to your relatives, friends, and Indian community members.

Free Park & Ride Facilities:
If you are coming by your vehicle, please park car at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN (1.3 miles from the venue) from where the complimentary chartered buses can be used to and from the Indian Gymkhana Club. The High Commission of India/Indian Gymkhana Club will accept no liability for any damages or losses that may occur to visitors or their vehicles. There is no parking available at Indian Gymkhana Club on that day. 

Closest Tube Station: Osterley Tube Station (Piccadilly Line). The Indian Gymkhana Club is 5-6 minute walk from the Station. Click here for directions 

What to expect on the Day ?
Please have a look at the events highlights from 2014 event … 

Local News Coverage on previous events

Watch: crowd of 6,000 celebrates Indian Independence Day at Osterley’s Indian Gymkhana Club

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Pics: India’s 67th Independence Day celebrations at Indian Gymkhana in Osterley, London


We are celebrating International Yoga Day as approved by a United Nations, at the club

We will be starting the sessions Basic Yoga sessions at 930 am on our Astro turf pitch and it will finish at 11:30 am

All those attending please ask them to wear light clothes such as track suits and trainers

They can bring a mat or any other piece of mat such as yoga mat to sit and lie on it.

The session is basic and to be enjoyed as a relaxing exercises

After completion of yoga session tea and coffee will be provided to all

We are also inform all that they can also have a preview of our new gym, exercise studio,and of SUANA and steam room which we hope to open in July

We hope to see all the members their family and friends on Sunday


Dear fellow Gymkhana members, I am truly delighted to announce that we have appointed ​​Ian Jennings and Simon Mason, as our Performance Director and Director of​ ​Strategy & Communications, respectively.

​​Ian Jennings, MBE, is a former England international player and last season was Performance​ ​Director at Guildford Hockey Club. He has previously coached England Senior​ ​Women’s Teams, England under-21 and under-18 Men. He has coached​ ​internationally as a consultant for South Africa Ladies prior to the Olympic​ ​Games, with the Fiji National Team, and worked extensively in Australia for 3​ ​years.
Simon Mason ​is a former Great Britain goalkeeper and is also a well-known commentator on​ ​televised international hockey matches. He participated in three Olympics forGB and played last season for Guildford 1st XI in the Now Pensions​ ​National League. He is co-owner and Managing Director of Mercian Sports Company,a specialist hockey equipment company. He has served as President of the​ ​England Hockey Board and is a member of a number of committees for both the​ ​European and International Hockey Federations, including sitting as a Director​ ​on the Executive Board of the European Hockey Federation.
Ian Jennings, as Performance Director will take charge of ​coaching across the club, focussing on the role of 1st team coach,but including club wide player development, junior programme oversight and​ ​junior player integration into the senior programme. His role will also include​ ​development of junior player pathways, integration of England Hockey cores​ ​kills within the club’s activities and he will assist with a development ofthe clubs social and fundraising activities.

Simon Mason will be overseeing the club’s internal and ​external communications and assisting the development of the club’s strategic​ ​direction, helping to drive The Gymkhana Hockey Project at both a performance​ ​level and amongst the club as a whole.

Kamal Naqvi, chairman of the Indian Gymkhana Hockey Club ​said, “we are delighted to bring in twosuch distinguished and passionate figures from the English hockey community tothe Gymkhana Hockey Club and it marks a turning point in our development as we​ ​approach our club’s centenary year.”
Ian Jennings MBE commented: The Gymkhana hockey programme provides an exciting opportunity to workwith a club with a fantastic vision. As the club approaches its centenary,they clearly have a burning desire to create a high-performance, inclusive andwelcoming environment. I look forward to working with some incredibly talentedplayers and merging the flair and skill for which they are renowned with aEuropean structure and discipline. The future undoubtedly has some challengeswithin it, but the potential at Gymkhana is huge and I welcome the chance to bepart of their vision and future successes.

Simon Mason said: Sometimesopportunities present themselves from the most unexpected quarters. At a timewhen my own future playing career was in question, a timely email from Kinde Hanspal(Gymkhana Club Captain) outlined a vision and asked some questions that wereboth exciting and intriguing. Having discussed a plan with them for a while now,their energy and enthusiasm for the future of the club is infectious. They wantto broadcast the positives and strengths that the club possesses, to integrateit within the England hockey family and dispel some of the myths andpreconceived ideas that exist. Their future vision involves the entire club,not just the performance section, from the youngest junior to the multiple goldmedal winning Olympians in the veterans section. Quite simply I can’t wait tobegin working with them, the chance to be part of something special that couldhave a lasting effect on a club with an international reputation is quiteunique.

As chairman, I am delighted by these appointments but for this project to succeed we shall need the support and assistance of our members. Ian and Simon are keen to present their vision to you and we shall arrange a presentation before the new season begins. I am sure that Ian and Simon will be warmly welcomed to our club by you all, as is our way, and that you will look for opportunities to help our club continue its development on and off the field.

Kamal Naqvi


Indian Gymkhana Hockey Section

Honour to our President

The Management Committee and club members of Indian Gymkhana Club send their heartiest Congratulations to our President
Professor Dr Nathu Ram Puri LLD, DEng, DL
For receiving honour of Commander of British Empire (CBE)from her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II
For services to business and to charity in the UK and abroad

Breaking News: All time Top Goal Scorer joins Gymkhana

Following last week’s announcement by Kamal about Ian and Simon, I am delighted to announce that all time National League top goal scorer Tim Davenport from Team Bath Buccaneers has agreed to join the #GYMKHANAHOCKEYPROJECT.

Tim will bring his wealth of experience both on and off the pitch as we move forward in our journey.

Join me in welcoming Tim to the Gymkhana family

Club Captain
[email protected]

Cricket Secretary’s 2015 New Season blog

DSC01036Hello and welcome to the new 2015 cricket season at Indian Gymkhana.

 With promotion secured by the 1’s last year to the Middlesex Premier League, this promises  to be an exciting year ahead, both on and off the field.

First a bit of good news, in 2014 we completed the construction of our three lane outdoor net facilities. The nets sit well in the landscape and are already making a massive difference to our coaching style and practice of players young and old. Please make use of the nets with your captains and age-group coaches.

There’s been a huge amount of behind-the-scenes work going on since the close of the 2014 season.  The square is looking fantastic. A special thank you to Dhiru Gosai for all his hard work in facilitating the winter work with our resident groundsman (Dave).

Following the 2014 AGM the cricket committee for the new season is as follows:

  1. Hon. Secretary       –           Sarbjit Dhillon
  2. Asst. Secretary       –           Harpal Bawa
  3. Club Captain           –           Davinder Rehncy
  4. 1st XI Captain          –           Rakesh Khade
  5. 2nd XI Captain         –           Anil Dhand
  6. 3rd XI Captain         –           Shariq Imam
  7. 4th XI Captain         –           Sohail Sheikh
  8. Colts Secretary      –           Sanjay Sood
  9. Fixture Secretary   –           Nutan Shah
  10. Treasurer                –           Chitrang Shah

If you are reading this for the first time and would like to join the club, please have a look at the contacts list and get in touch. We don’t bite and openly welcome quality and committed players!

I’d also like thank those who have already signed up to become members of the club. Our ambition and vision is dependent on a solid financial base so please pay your membership early and ensure you pay your match fees on the day. Don’t be that person everyone talks about!

I am convinced that with determination, resolve and a governing principle of family, recreation and good old-fashioned competitive (but fair) play, this will be an exciting year for us. The next few months, even weeks, present important milestones to achieve. This summer promises so many good times, actually make that fantastic times! Keep spreading the word.

Finally I’m crossing my fingers for a dry summer with light overnight rain so we get plenty of cricket and the pitches are hard and spinning.

Good Luck and please enjoy the season with a smile.

Sarbjit Dhillon
Hon. Secretary Cricket Section


Save Church Meadow Playing Fields For Sports In Hounslow

E Slide- New Size Indian Gymkhana Cricket Club’s Colts section has been very successful in recent years, growing from only 30 boys five years ago to over 150 boys and girls today. This growth has necessitated a search for additional playing grounds, but this process has been challenging.

You can Help : by following 2 steps 

1) Click the link and complete the E-PETITION

2) You will get an email from HM Government e-petitions, with Subject “HM Government e-petitions: Email address confirmation”, open that email and click the confirmation link given. 

Your vote will NOT be counted, until the confirmation link is clicked .. so please make sure you give correct email id and confirm it. 

In 2004 Hounslow Council advertised the derelict Church Meadow / Sutton Lane site for redevelopment. Since then Indian Gymkhana has expressed an interest, but discussions didn’t progress. Four years later Indian Gymkhana got back in touch with Hounslow Council to request assistance in redeveloping the site. A year later the Council was reviewing options for the site, which in the meantime had been leased to Saint Mark’s School. Since 2011/12 Indian Gymkhanas plans have apparently been with the Legal and Property Departments.

Every year that passes without an outcome is another year when children of the borough have less chance to play sports than they otherwise would, and another year that a historic sports ground lies derelict.

U12 Cricket Team wins 2014 Area Cup!

U12 cricket team blasts their way to win the area cup on Thursday 28 August 2014. Indian Gymkhana won the toss and chose to field.

U12 Cricket Colts

U12 Cricket Team

Sunbury CC: 102 for 7 IGCC, the outstanding bowling performance was from Jasmeir Kukreja with figures of 3-0-13-4, including 3 wickets in his second over only narrowly missing out on a hatrick. Jasmeir was very well supported by Prasham Sundaram (19 for 1 off 4 overs), Amrit Mann (20 for 1 off 4 overs), Yash Gupta (13 off 4 overs) and Ahmed Kalair (14/2 off 4 overs).

IGCC: 103 for 6 IGCC: Two early wickets meant that the pressure was on, but a solid partnership between Mayank Dasannacharya (68 not out off 62 balls) and Jian Batra (24 off 29 balls) all but won the game for IGCC. A late flurry of wickets gave Sunbury hope, but a timely six from Mayank ensured that the West Middlesex U12 Area Cup was coming to Indian Gymkhana!

Summary: A fine all-round team performance by Indian Gymkhana saw them secure a good victory over a strong Sunbury side. Well Done boys!

Match Result: Indian Gymkhana Cricket Club won by 4 wickets

Sad Demise of Amarjit Kalsi – Indian Gymkhana Club Mourns….

Amar-kalsi-thumbnailWe send out this club news with deep regret and great sadness, Amarjit Kalsi better known as Amo, passed away on Tuesday.

Amarjit was a devoted supporter and friend of Indian Gymkhana with a kind heart and colourful personality.

He also brought his vision and expertise to help immeasurably in the planning and development of the clubs future, this was a great help to us in procuring our new and future facilities, he also demonstrated his belief by making significant donations to our development funds

He leaves behind a wife and four daughters.

On behalf of all of Indian Gymkhana Club we send our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Last Game of the Season & Ravi Virdi Retiring

Thank you for your support for the Mens 1st team this season. The last game of the 13/14 season is on Sunday 23rd March at home starting at 2pm. Hope to see many of you supporting the team so we end the season on a high.

Sunday will also be the last National League game for Ravi Virdi as he hangs up his 1st team hockey stick. Ravi has served the club well playing in the 1st team continuously since he joined in 1996 and I hope you will join us to see him play his last game.

Ravi will continue to play in our lower XIs sharing his

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After the game we hope to have a barbeque, hope many of you will join in. Cost will be £10 per person, please contact Jazz or Mir on 02085684009 with your name and number of people interested.

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