Sutinder Khehar in action. Photo Peter Luck

Sutinder Khehar


Sutinder Singh Khehar


 Date and place of Birth 04.06.1953 in Nairobi, Kenya
 School / University Slough College
 Club Slough HC
 Playing position Centre half
 First GB international 24.03.1979 v Belgium at Crystal Palace
 Last GB international 10.01.1980 v India in Karachi
 First England international 23.03.1974 v West Germany at Lords
 Last England international 17.10.1982 v Spain at QPR, London
 First England indoor inter'l 29.02.1980 v Switzerland in Zurich
 Last England indoor inter'l 05.02.1983 v Scotland in Belfast 
 World Cups Buenos Aires 1978; Bombay 1982
 GB Caps 12
 England Caps 60
 England indoor caps 12


Sutinder (Suti) Singh Khehar was born on 4th June 1953 in Nairobi, Kenya.

His parents had moved from Punjab in 1947 and his father took a job as an Inspector in the Police Force.

He played for Sikh Union Club Nairobi and was selected to represented Kenya Juniors against Uganda Juniors in Nairobi on 2 August 1970.

He emigrated to England in February 1971.

He joined Slough College in September 1971 and joined their newly formed team and played in the South East England Technical Colleges League.

He joined Slough Hockey Club in the 1971/72 season. He was the vice-captain of the Club's 1st X1 from 1978 and captain from 1985 to 1988. He was an instrumental member of Slough Hockey Club that won the European Club Championship in 1980.

He played for London Indians from 1974 to 1982.

He played in European Cup in Hanover in 1976 and played for Great Britain at the Esanda international tournament in Perth, Australia in 1981.

He played for Bucks County and was captain in 1981-82 season.

He earned his first international cap for England when he was selected to play against West Germany at Lords Cricket Ground on 23 March 1974.

He represented England at the Buenos Aires 1978 World Cup.

He earned his first international cap for Great Britain when he was selected to play against Belgium at Crystal Palace Sports Centre on 24 March 1979.

The following year he earned his first indoor international cap for England when he was selected to play against Switzerland in Zurich on 29 February 1980.

He was in the squad of 20 for Great Britain's team for the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, which were boycotted by Great Britain for political reasons. He had played for Great Britain in the Champions Trophy held in Karachi, Pakistan in January 1980.

He represented England at the Bombay 1982 World Cup where he was honoured with captaincy of the team in England's last pool match.

He was on the selection committee for England seniors in 1991.

He played for Angels Hockey Club (a touring side) from 1972 to 1993, captaining the team from 1977 to 1993. The Club toured 26 countries, including two world tours.

He has been a regular member of Members Hockey Club (a touring side) since 2000.