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Life Members

Parbhu Bhikha

Parbhu Bhikha
Member of the 1945 hockey and cricket teams and also a member of the 1954 hockey team. A keen supporter of the Sports Club and prior to the Nehru Hall being built, his residence was used for the Sports Club meetings. When the Club was revived in 1960, his loyal support was once again present and he and his wife were always present at all Club games. He was Patron of the Club from 1964-69 and was awarded a life membership in 1969.

Bhana Khushal

Bhana Khushal
One of the younger members of the 1945 hockey and cricket teams. Bhana was also a member of the 1954 and the 1960 hockey team. He began playing cricket and hockey in his teens. This interest in sport carried over onto the sideline when he was unable to play and was known to be very vocal, so much so that his daughters cringed with embarrassment!!. When the Club was revived in 1960, he supported the hockey teams at all of the games.

Magan Ranchhod

Magan Ranchhod
From the early 1960s he has been an active member of the Pukekohe Indian Sports Club. He has served the Club as a player, coach and captain. During the period of his coaching the Club enjoyed a very high profile in local and provincial hockey competition. The Club won every trophy that was played for during this period. Much of the prestige we enjoyed in district sport was won in those days and has been carried on by the present players.

Uka Chhiba

Uka Chhiba
Helped revive the Pukekohe Indian Sports Club in 1960 with a friendly game with the Waikato Club. Served as assistant Secretary at the first meeting held on 21 July 1960. At the annual general meeting held on 21 February 1961,Uka was elected Secretary which he served until 1965. Member of the Executive Committee from 1960-1976. President for 6 years. Vice-President for 2 years. President when the NZISA hockey tournament was first held in Pukekohe.

Dheru Makan

Dheru Makan
Dheru Makan was the first Franklin Indian to play for NZ Secondary Schools and in the senior Auckland provincial team. He was a NZISA representative player from 1966 - 1972. As well as achieving representative honours, he coached and managed many of our Club Teams from juniors to senior mens and womens. Dheru has had significant involvement in the administration of the Club and held the position of Secretary for NZ Indian Sports Association, including being selector of the NZISA Womens team.

Pema Manga

Pema Manga
Pema Manga has had a long and distinguished sporting career with the Pukekohe Indian Sports Club. His representative hockey with Franklin, NZ Indian Sports Association and PISC is legendary. In fact Pema has the impressive record of participating in 29 consecutive NZISA QBT tournaments. For this achievement he was presented a special award by NZISA. Pema was also a keen cricketer and represented the Club at numerous fixtures. On the administrative front, Pema served on the PISC Executive Committee, and has been a team selector for NZISA representative teams for many years.

Naran Makan

Naran Makan
Naran Makan has been involved in the Club as a player and a Committee Member since 1963. Naran has held the position of President in the late 1970's and early 1980's. He has achieved representative honours for Franklin at Colts, and senior hockey levels. Naran has also represented the Club at NZ Indian Sports Association fixtures. His organisational skills have been utilised at many Club functions and assistance when hosting the NZISA Queens Birthday Tournaments.

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