Hockey India names 28-member Indian Junior Women’s Core Group for next camp




Hockey India today named the 28-member Core Group for the Junior Women’s National Camp. The Core Group were picked after an intense selection trials conducted under the watchful eyes of David John, Director High Performance, Hockey India.
 
Hockey India names 28-member Indian Junior Women's Core Group for next camp

Hockey India names 28-member Indian Junior Women’s Core Group for next camp

The Core Group will be trained by Baljeet Singh Saini, Coach for the Indian Junior Women’s squad. On September 3, the players will report to the camp in Sports Authority of India, Bhopal for the 20-day camp. This group of talented players were selected based on their performance in the 7th Hockey India National Hockey Championship 2017 (Women). The Group was further assessed during the previous national camp in SAI, Bengaluru where the group was selected basis their speed, agility, skill and basic understanding of the game.

 
While the vision is to qualify for the prestigious 2020 Junior Women’s World Cup, the Junior Women’s Core Group in this camp will train for the forthcoming Australian Hockey League which will see a combination of senior and junior players represent the Indian team. 
 
The Junior Women’s Core Group features players from Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy who won the Hockey India 7th Junior Women National Hockey Championship 2017, runners-up Hockey Haryana, Hockey Bhopal, Hockey Him, Hockey Chandigarh, Hockey Odisha among others.  
 
“This Core Group will be put through a 20-day camp before we finalize the team for the Australian Hockey League (AHL) which saw participation from the Indian Junior Men’s team last year. This year we will have India A team for women too taking part in the AHL and I believe it will be a great exposure for the young players to compete against teams such as Victoria and New South Wales in the early rounds. The team will be a combination of new comers and players with international exposure who are Under-23 years of age. I believe the exposure they gain during this tournament will help prepare them for future international tournaments,” stated Baljeet Singh Saini, Coach for Indian Junior Women’s Team. 
 
Core Group
Goalkeepers
1          Divya Thepe      
2          Bichu Devi Kharibam
3.         Kushboo       
    
Defenders
4          Neelu Dadiya     
5          Ashmita Barla    
6          Priyanka           
7          Suman devi Thoudam
8          Salima Tete       
9          Ritu
10         Manisha Chauhan 
 
Midfielders
11         Udita
12         Ishika Choudhary
13         Mahima Choudhary         
14         Gagandeep Kaur
15         Nilanjali Rai       
16         Mariana Kujur
17         Baljeet Kaur
18         Reet
19         Sadhna Senger  
 
Forwards
20         Preeti Dubey     
21         Sangita Kumari  
22         Jyoti    
23         Navpreet Kaur
24         Mumtaz Khan
25         Karishma Singh
26         Deepika Soreng
27         Amrinder Kaur
28         Lalrindinki

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