To prepare Indian junior women’s hockey team for a three-nation tournament in Australia later this year, Hockey India has called 33 probables for a coaching camp starting at Southern Centre of NIS at Bengaluru. Baljeet Singh Saini, who has been associated with the training of junior women for a while, will take the camp. The camp will continue till September 14.
For the core probables, it will be a training and conditioning camp. The list includes goalkeepers Rashanpreet Kaur, Khushboo and F. Ramengmawii, Defenders Priyanka, Simran Singh, Marina Lalramnghaki, Gagandeep Kaur, Ishika Chaudhary, Jotika Kalsi, Sumita, Akshata Dhekale, Usha, and Parneet Kaur have also been called.
While Baljeet Kaur, Mariana Kujur, Kiran, Prabhleen Kaur, Preeti, Ajmina Kujur, Vaishnavi Phalke, Kavita Bagdi, Baljinder Kaur and Sushma Kumari are the midfielders called-up for the camp, the forwards included are Mumtaz Khan, Beauty Dungdung, Gurmail Kaur, Deepika, Lalrindinki, Jiwan Kishori Toppo, Rutuja Pisal, Sangita Kumari, Yogita Bora and Annu.
The focus of Indian Junior women’s team that will play a 3-Nations Tournament later this year in Australia against the hosts and New Zealand will be on maintaining the fitness and rhythm, along with identifying the best players from among the core probables. “We have called up all the core probables for the camp keeping an eye on the 3-Nations Tournament that is scheduled for the end of this year.
We will be focused on making sure that the players keep their fitness levels high, and are in the rhythm of playing intense hockey at the highest level. We will also have the chance to identify the key areas where we need to work on, and we have enough time together to make sure that we work on those areas before the Tournament in Australia later this year,” stated Coach Baljeet Singh Saini ahead of the camp.