After a memorable campaign by the Indian Women’s Hockey Team at the Tokyo Olympics, where the team earned a fourth-place finish, the federation Hockey India has called up 25 players for the senior women’s national coaching camp which is supposed to start from the 13th of September in SAI, Bangalore.
The core group which will be in this camp also includes 16 players who were part of the Indian squad at the Tokyo Olympics and will report to the camp on Sunday, which will conclude on the 20th of October.
The core group includes players like Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Gurjit Kaur, Nisha, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Namita Toppo, Rani, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Udita who were members of the Indian team at the Tokyo Olympics.
Experienced players like Lilima Minz, Rashmita Minz, Jyoti, Rajwinder Kaur and Manpreet Kaur have also received a call up along with Gagandeep Kaur, Mariana Kujur, Suman Devi Thoudam and Mahima Choudhary who have been moved to the senior team from the junior ranks.
Meanwhile players like Salima Tete, Lalremsiami and Sharmila will join the junior Indian women’s team’s ongoing national coaching camp at the same campus at SAI, Bangalore. Bichu Devi Kharibam who was part of the Olympic core group will now participate in the junior camp.
The junior women’s core group is now preparing for the important FIH Junior Women’s World Cup which will be held later this year in South Africa. According to Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam, the team is looking forward to the camp so that they can prepare for the future tournaments coming ahead.