New Delhi, June 10
Hockey India on Saturday named the 33-member core probables group for the senior women national coaching camp. The camp, scheduled from June 11 to July 11, will be held at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru.
The camp is part of the team’s preparations for the Hangzhou Asian Games in China, scheduled for September-October this year, as per a press release from the sport’s governing body in the country.
The core group for the national camp consists of four goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam, and Bansari Solanki. Among the defenders named for the camp are Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, Akshata Abaso Dhekale, Jyoti Chhatri, and Mahima Chaudhary.
The midfielders selected 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 core probables also include Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila Devi, Deepika, Sangita Kumari, Mumtaz Khan, and Sunelita Toppo as forwards.
The newly-appointed analytical coach for the Indian women’s hockey team Anthony Farry, who joined the team in Australia for the five-match Tour, will also join the camp. Farry was formerly with the Japanese women’s team and was instrumental in their gold medal feat at the Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang in 2018.