Notable Alumni in Sports

















Our Hockey Giants:The Golden Oldies


India is eight times Olympic Hockey Champions. A no mean feat by any standard. This saga began at Amsterdam in 1928, and St. George's College Mussoorie, has a very close link with in indeed. Tucked away in the sylvan setting of the Barlowganj hills, the institution has produced seven Hockey Olympians, who with Dhyan Chand, "the wizard of the hockeg stick" wrought magic on Interantional hockey fields. G.E Marthins, W.G Cullen C.C. Tapsell, M. Gateley, E.J Cullen, L.C Emmett and N. Nugent are names etched in the heart of every Manorite.



George Eric Marthins

George Eric Marthins

Educated at St. George's College, Mussoorie, Marthins was the country's top right inside forward during the 1920s. He was a member of the United Province(now Uttar Pradesh) team which won the National Hockey Championship in 1928.

Selected for India's maiden entry into Olympic Hockey in 1928, he played all the matches during the Olympic Championships at Amsterdam. His combination with Dhyan Chand (centre forward) was deadly and no team could stop them. India won all its five matches without conceding a goal and lifted the world championship for the first time in its debut.

Willie G Cullen

Willie G Cullen

A well known player of U.P Cullen was educated at St. George's College Mussoorie. He donned Indian colours when he was selected a member of the county's team for the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games after his province's victory in the final of the National Hockey Championship at Calcutta.

Carlyle Carrol Tapsell

Carlyle Carrol Tapsell

Educated at St. George's College. Mussoorie. Tapsell came into prominence as a sturdy and steady right full back of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway. He played for Bengal in 1932 in the Inter-Provincial Hockey Tournament and was also a member of the victorious Indian team at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

Tapsell showed commendable sprit both on and off the field. Most of the brunt of the defense fell on him but he rose to the occasion admirably. He also scored

Michael Gateley

Michael Gateley

Gateley did his schooling at St. George's College. Mussoorie where he distinguished himself in Hockey. In the Inter- Provincial Championships, he represented Punjab as outside-right forward. Playing for India in the Amsterdam Olympic Games in 1928, Gateley scored a goal against Austria in his very first match.

The main features of Gateley's play were dash, stick-work and anticipation.

Ernie J Cullen

Ernie J Cullen

Ernie J Cullen of Madras was a member of the all conquering Indian Hockey team which won the world championship for the third successive time at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He had to be shifted from place to place in the half backline and finally settled down in the pivotal position and rose to eminence as centre half back. He also scored a goal. Cullen was known for his excellent sportsmanship and gentlemanly behavior.

E.J.Cullen was also educated at St George's College and was the younger brother of W.G.Cullen

Tapsell showed commendable sprit both on and off the field. Most of the brunt of the defense fell on him but he rose to the occasion admirably. He also scored

L C Emmett

L C Emmett

Coming into prominence during the National Championship in 1936, Emmett of Bengal was selected that year as a member of the Indian team which retained the Olympic title for the third time in succession in the Berlin Olympic Games(1936). Emmett played as inside right.

He was educated at St George's College

N Nugent

N Nugent

N Nugent having studied a number of years at St George's College obtained his Cambridge Certificate in 1944. During his senior years he took a keen interest in hockey and was a member of the 1943 "A" team.

Nugent represented England at Helsinki in 1952 and won an Olympic Bronze Medal.

Major Haripal Singh Ahluwalia

Major Haripal Singh Ahluwalia

Class of 1954. Padma Bhushan, Padma Shree, Arjuna Award, Member of the First Indian Team to scale Mount Everest (29 May 1965). Injured in 1965 war. President Rehabilation Council of India, Organised and led motor expeditions over the Himalayas and Tibet to the Silk Route. Author of several books.

  • Rajdeep S Gill(Class of 1966) :-

    Indian Police Service 1973-2010. Director General of Police, Punjab 2007 & 2009. President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service 2002. President of the Basketball Federation of India 2003 to present. Author of two books.
  • Paramdeep Singh Gill(Class of 1967) :-

    Indian Police Service 1974-2011, Director General of Police, Punjab 2009-2011. President Police Medal for Distinguished Service Commander George Y A Duke(Indian Navy) As a young Lt he and Pinaki Chatterjee rowed 850 miles from Calcutta to the Andaman Islands.
  • Kanwarjit Singh Sidhu (Class of 1967) :-

    International Shooter. Represented India in the Asian Skeet Shooting Competition
  • Ashlyn Maurice Saxby :-

    born 28.8.1924, Class of 1941, St Fedelis's Mussoorie Outstanding Hockey and Soccer player. Represented India in Soccer 1955 and Bombay State and Western Railways in hockey, soccer and athletics in national Championshiop meets from 1942 to 1956.