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Hockey India announces 22-member junior women's team for upcoming Europe tour

Published at :May 6, 2024 at 2:33 PM
Modified at :May 6, 2024 at 2:33 PM
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Jyoti Singh has been named the captain of the team by Hockey India.

Hockey India on Monday announced the Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team that will tour Europe between 21st and 29th May 2024. The team will play six matches across three nations against Belgium, Germany and Bredase Hockey Vereniging Push and Oranje Rood, two club teams in the Netherlands.

The Indian Junior Women’s Hockey team will be playing matches in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands to work on their game and push beyond their limits in a bid to go on to dominate the game on the world stage. They will play their first match on 21st May against Bredase Hockey Vereniging Push in Breda before playing Belgium at the same venue on 22nd May. The Indian Junior Women’s Hockey team will then play Belgium a second time but with the latter playing host on this occasion on 24th May. This will be followed by consecutive games against Germany on 26th May in Breda and 27th May in Germany respectively. They will then return to Breda to play their final game of the tour on 29th May against Oranje Rood.

The team will be led by defender Jyoti Singh while midfielder Sakshi Rana has been named as her deputy. Aditi Maheshwari and Nidhi form the goalkeeping department while Jyoti Singh, Lalthantluangi, Anjali Barwa, Puja Sahoo, Mamita Oram and Nirru Kullu form the defence.

Kshetrimayum Sonia Devi, Rajani Kerketta, Priyanka Yadav, Khaidem Shileima Chanu, Sakshi Rana, Anisha Sahu and Supriya Kujur make up the midfield. The forwards named in the squad are Binima Dhan, Hina Bano, Lalrinpuii, Ishika, Sanjana Horo, Sonam and Kanika Siwach.

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“There’s great camaraderie in the squad. All of us have gotten to know each other pretty well during the camp. Everyone here is very skilled and talented. It will be fun and a good learning experience playing abroad against other top-quality teams,” said Captain Jyoti Singh.

Vice-Captain Sakshi Rana shared her Captain’s sentiments. She said (via Hockey India), “Playing against good teams from other countries helps in developing an understanding of different approaches to the game. An exposure tour like this provides all of us with a tremendous opportunity to take our game to the next level.”

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GOALKEEPERS

  • 1. Aditi Maheshwari
  • 2. Nidhi

DEFENDERS

  • 3. Jyoti Singh (C)
  • 4. Lalthantluangi
  • 5. Anjali Barwa
  • 6. Puja Sahoo
  • 7. Mamita Oram
  • 8. NirruKullu

MIDFIELDERS

  • 9. Kshetrimayum Sonia Devi
  • 10. Rajani Kerketta
  • 11. Priyanka Yadav
  • 12. Khaidem Shileima Chanu
  • 13. Sakshi Rana (VC)
  • 14. Anisha Sahu
  • 15. Supriya Kujur

FORWARDS

  • 16. Binima Dhan
  • 17. Hina Bano
  • 18. Lalrinpuii
  • 19. Ishika
  • 20 Sanjana Horo
  • 21. Sonam
  • 22. Kanika Siwach

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