Hockey India Announces 34-Member Core Group for National Women's Coaching Camp

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Hockey India Announces 34-Member Core Group for National Women’s Coaching Camp

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Hockey India has unveiled a 34-member core probable group for the senior women’s national coaching camp set to kick off on October 16 at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru. The camp will run until October 22, preparing the team for the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023, a prestigious tournament hosted in India for the first time. The participating teams include the reigning Asian Games champions: China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and the host nation, India.

The tournament is scheduled to commence on October 27, with India facing Thailand in their opening match. The core group consists of goalkeepers Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam, and Bansari Solanki, while defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, Akshata Abaso Dhekale, Jyoti Chhatri, and Mahima Chaudhary are also part of the team.

The midfielders called up for the camp include Nisha, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Mariana Kujur, Sonika, Neha, Baljeet Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Vaishnavi Phalke, and Ajmina Kujur. The forwards selected for the camp are Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila Devi, Deepika, Sangita Kumari, Mumtaz Khan, Sunelita Toppo, and Beauty Dungdung.

Janneke Schopman, the Chief Coach, emphasized the importance of the upcoming week-long camp, which will allow the team to focus on areas that require assessment and improvement. She highlighted the significance of each tournament leading up to the Olympic Qualifiers, emphasizing the opportunity to enhance team performance. The short camp in Bengaluru will be followed by preparations in Ranchi, and the team will meticulously evaluate their performance at the Asian Games.

Core Group

Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam, Bansari Solanki.

Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, Akshata Abaso Dhekale, Jyoti Chhatri, Mahima Chaudhary.

Midfielders: Nisha, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Mariana Kujur, Sonika, Neha, Baljeet Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke, Ajmina Kujur.

Forwards: Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila Devi, Deepika, Sangita Kumari, Mumtaz Khan, Sunelita Toppo, Beauty Dungdung.

Reference

https://odishatv.in/news/sports/hockey-india-name-34-member-core-probable-group-for-national-women-s-coaching-camp-217548

https://www.deccanherald.com/sports/hockey/ahead-of-womens-act-hockey-india-announces-34-member-probable-group-for-national-camp-2727570

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