Executive Committee Profile

President : Costau Xavier Marquis

A professional businessman in the fields of Hospitality, Information Technology and Film Industry. Is a keen sports enthusiast who is actively involved in the sports of Squash and Lawn Tennis at both the National and International level. His sons Columbus Marquis and Christopher Marquis have both played at the international tennis circuit, Christopher Marquis has represented India in Junior Davis Cup. Mr. Xavier Marquis is also actively involved in the promotion of sports in general and hockey in particular in the State of Goa.

General Secretary: Farrel Furtado e Gracias (Ex MLA)

A national hockey player of repute and captain of the state women’s hockey team. Was instrumental in reviving the Goa Women’s Hockey Association and was its President upto the creation of the unified body, Goans Hockey. Is well respected by her peers, both in the state and nationally and is focused to bring back the past glory of the sport to our state.

Senior Vice President: Beny Viegas

A former national player in Hockey, Basketball and Athletics. Has represented the state in all 3 disciplines and is widely respected in the hockey fraternity at national and state level. Was an executive member of Goa Hockey Association. Has over 25 years experience in organizing, coaching and administering hockey events both at state and national level. Has been a key figure in nurturing young talent despite constraints at the state level.

Vice President: Nelly Rodrigues

Currently the Vice Chairperson of the South Goa Zilla Panchayat and is the current president of one of the oldest clubs in Goa, Associacao Accademica de Majorda Utorda Calata and is a keen sports enthusiast. Has strived to develop the game in Majorda and has organized several tournaments at the local as well as state level.

Treasurer: Dexter Pereira

Is a keen promoter of the sport and has over 20 years experience in organizing tournaments and camps in Hockey, Footbal and Futsal both at the state and zonal level. Was the secretary of Goa State Hockey Association and is currently a state level umpire.

Executive Member: Valanka D’Souza

A national hockey player, physical education teacher and is actively involved in developing young talent. Has also been accompanying the womens hockey teams as a manager.

Executive Member: Sam Braganza

Is currently the director of Physical Education at S.S.A. Government College of Arts and Commerce Virnoda, Pernem. Was a former national player and is an active sportsman. Is also currently a state level umpire.