The players will report to coach Baljeet Singh Saini at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru
New Delhi: Hockey India on Friday named 33 core probables for the Indian junior women’s national coaching camp to begin on July 8 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru campus. The four-week national coaching camp will conclude on August 3, a media release stated.
The goalkeepers who are selected for the camp are Rashanpreet Kaur, Khushboo and F. Ramengmawii, while Priyanka, Simran Singh, Marina Lalramnghaki, Gagandeep Kaur, Ishika Chaudhary, Jotika Kalsi, Sumita, Akshata Dhekale, Usha and Parneet Kaur are selected as the defenders.
Midfielders Baljeet Kaur, Mariana Kujur, Kiran, Prabhleen Kaur, Preeti, Ajmina Kujur, Vaishnavi Phalke, Kavita Bagdi, Baljinder Kaur and Sushma Kumari have been called up.
Forwards Mumtaz Khan, Beauty Dungdung, Gurmail Kaur, Deepika, Lalrindinki, Jiwan Kishori Toppo, Rutuja Pisal, Sangita Kumari, Yogita Bora and Annu have been called up to report the coach Baljeet Singh Saini.
After a great tour of Ireland, where the team won the Cantor Fitzgerald U-21 International 4-nations tournament against the host Ireland, Canada and Scotland, the team went to Belarus and defeated the junior and development teams of the host nation.
Coach Saini is satisfied with the way the team played in Ireland and Belarus. He said, “The team performed exceptionally in our recent tours of Ireland and Belarus. I am very satisfied with the way they played, and this national camp will now give us the opportunity to keep working in the right direction.”
“Our focus in the upcoming camp will be on our basics, fitness, agility and trying our different tactics. It is important that we maintain our rhythm in these four weeks, and keep building towards our ultimate aim which is to lift the junior Women’s Asia Cup next year,” he added.