Hockey India announces probables for junior camps

Hockey India announces probables for junior camps

Hockey India on Tuesday announced a list of 20 players each for the junior men's and women's national camps to be conducted here as they prepare for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers.

The Qualifiers will be held in Bangkok between April 25-29. These 20 campers will undergo close to seven weeks of laborious training under the guidance of their coaches. The national camp is aimed at preparing these young players for the Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers. The campers will be working hard on their technique, fitness, speed, agility and skills in order to be ready for the five-day Qualifiers which will be a tough test as the best teams from across Asia will be taking part in the tournament.

The vision behind organising the national camp is to develop the players for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2018 as it will be the first time that India could take part in a hockey event at the Youth Olympic Games.

"After having analysed all the players from various states in the country at the 8th Hockey India Sub-Junior National Championship, the selection committee has formed a group of 20 junior men's and 20 junior women's campers," said David John, Director High Performance, Hockey India.

Probables: Junior Men: Goalkeepers: Sabyasachi Minz, Tanuj Gulia, Prashant Kumar Chauhan; Defenders: Sukhjeet Singh, Dinachandra Singh Moirangthem, Akshay Avasthi, Sanjay; Midfielders: Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem, Yashdeep Siwach, Maninder Singh, Neeraj Kumar Waribam, Bharat Thakur; Forwards: Sunny Malik, Jai Prakash Patel, Mohd Saif Khan, Mohd Alishan, Shivam Anand, Rahul Kumar Rajbhar, Sudeep Chirmako, Simranjot Singh.

Junior Women: Goalkeepers: Khushboo, Bichu Devi Kharibam; Defenders: Priyanka, Salima Tete, Ishika Choudhary, Neelam; Midfielders: Baljeet Kaur, Jiwan Kishori Toppo, Chetna Rathi, Preeti, Mitali, Philicia Toppo; Forwards: Sangita Kumari, Deepika Soreng, Mumtaz Khan, Lal Rindiki, Reet, Deepika, Rutuja Pisal, Rojita Kujur.