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HOCKEY INDIA NAMES 33 PLAYERS FOR JUNIOR WOMEN’S NATIONAL CAMP

October 27, 2017 04:34 PM

New Delhi (Face2NewSports Desk)

Hockey India on Friday named 33 players for the Junior Women’s National camp to commence on October 29 in Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru. The players will report to Junior Women’s Coach Baljeet Singh and will train together till December 16.

Among the national campers Bichu Devi Kharibam, Salima Tete, Asmita Barla, Gagandeep Kaur, Ishika Choudhary, Mahima Choudhary, Suman Devi Thoudam, Sangita Kumari, Mumtaz Khan were part of the India ‘A’ Team that participated in the recently-held Australian Hockey League (AHL) in Perth. The list also includes forward Lalremsiami who is presently with the Women’s Team representing India at the Women’s Asia Cup in Kakamigahara, Japan.

Hockey India on Friday named 33 players for the Junior Women’s National camp to commence on October 29 in Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru. The players will report to Junior Women’s Coach Baljeet Singh and will train together till December 16.

“We have quite a few girls who played at the AHL while Lalremsiami will join the camp after the Women’s Asia Cup. Though we don’t play an immediate tournament, the focus is on the qualifying tournaments in 2019 for the next Junior World Cup and the national camps hence forth will be focused on this target and we want to ensure we achieve the qualification,” stated Baljeet Singh, Junior Women’s Coach.

Speaking of the team’s recent exploits at the AHL, Singh said, “AHL was a big exposure for the team whose average age was 17.3 years while the other teams had players between 23-24 years of age. Playing against top quality Australian teams who play with a lot of speed, the girls could understand the requirements of playing under pressure at the international level. Though we didn’t win many matches, the girls gradually improved through the tournament and we ended up with one win and one draw. Considering it was the first big tournament for many girls, I am satisfied with how they played. Now, as a Coach I know the areas that need work during the upcoming camp and the girls too are aware of what’s needed to win matches at the top level,” he expressed.

GOALKEEPERS

1. Khushboo (Hockey Bhopal) 2. Bichu Devi Kharibam (M P Hockey Academy) 3. Chanchal (Hockey Chandigarh)

DEFENDERS

4. Priyanka (Hockey Haryana) 5. Salima Tete (Hockey Jharkhand)  6. Asmita Barla (Hockey Odisha)  7. Alka Dung Dung (Sports Authority of India) 8. Umra (Hockey Him) 9. Gagandeep Kaur (Hockey Haryana) 10. Antim (Hockey Him)  11. Manisha Chauhan (Hockey Uttarakhand) 12. Ishika Choudhary (M P Hockey Academy) 13. Supriya Mundu (Hockey Jharkhand) MIDFIELDERS 14. Mahima Chaudhary (Hockey Haryana) 15. Suman Devi Thoudam (M P Hockey Academy) 16. Sunita Yadav (Uttar Pradesh Hockey) 17. Mariana Kujur (Hockey Odisha)
18. Jyoti (Association of Indian Universities)19. Manju Chorsiya (Hockey Him) 20. Baljeet Kaur (Hockey Punjab) 21. Sadhna Senger (MP Hockey Academy) 22. Jiwan Kishori Toppo (Hockey Gangpur Odisha) 23. Primanjali Toppo (Hockey Gangpur Odisha) FORWARDS 24. Sangita Kumari (Hockey Jharkhand) 25. Lalremsiami (Sports Authority of India)  26. Deepika Soreng (Hockey Jharkhand) 27. Mumtaz Khan (Hockey Uttar Pradesh)  m28. Lal Rindiki (Hockey Mizoram) 29. Amrinder Kaur (Hockey Haryana) 30. Janhabi Pradhan (Hockey Gangpur-Odisha) 31. Yogita Bora (Uttar Pradesh Hockey)32. Amritpal Kaur (Hockey Chandigarh)
33. Reet (Hockey Haryana) . 

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