Hockey India has named a core group of 25 players for the senior women’s national coaching camp. The camp is scheduled to begin at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru on Monday. The group also includes the 16 players who were part of the Indian contingent at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Players are expected to report at the SAI facility on Sunday for the camp which will conclude on October 20. Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Gurjit Kaur, Nisha, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Namita Toppo, Rani, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Udita are the players who featured in the historic Tokyo Olympics campaign and have received a call up for the camp.
Experienced campaigner recieve call ups
Experienced players Lilima Minz, Rashmita Minz, Jyoti, Rajwinder Kaur and Manpreet Kaur too have received a call-up for the camp. While Gagandeep Kaur, Mariana Kujur, Suman Devi Thoudam and Mahima Choudhary have been moved to the Senior Core Group from the Junior ranks.
Salima Tete, Lalremsiami and Sharmila who were part of the Olympic squad will join the Junior Indian Women’s Team’s ongoing National Coaching Camp at the same campus in SAI, Bengaluru. Bichu Devi Kharibam who was featured in the Olympic Core group will also join the Junior national camp.
“While the campaign in Tokyo ended on a disappointing note for the players as it was a case of so near yet so far from the medal, the love and support the players have received over these past few weeks has been incredible and this has motivated them to do better,” Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam said.
Hockey India Core Probable Group
Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Manpreet Kaur, Gurjit Kaur, Nisha, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha, Lilima Minz, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Namita Toppo, Rani, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Udita, Rashmita Minz, Jyoti, Gagandeep Kaur, Mariana Kujur, Suman Devi Thoudam, Mahima Choudhary.