Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Hockey India on shortlisted 60 players for the Indian Women’s National Camp to begin on Friday at Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru.
The players were selected on the basis of their recent performance at the 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (A and B Divisions).
On 4 May there will be selection trials to prune down the list to 33 core probable.
“While I am looking forward to seeing and testing the new talent coming into the National Camp, the athletes will need to perform and show their capabilities.
“We are constantly looking to improve and good players posing a challenge to seniors will only increase the competition within the core group and also help create depth in the team,” stated Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne
Eight goalkeepers including Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Swati, Sonal Minz, Bichu Devi Kharibam, Chanchal, Sandya MG and Mahima have made the camp.
Defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Nisha, Reena Khokhar, Sunita Lakra, Rashmita Minz, Suman Devi Thoudam, Mahima Choudhary, Salima Tete, Manpreet Kaur, Vandana, Kiran, Ritu, Kirandeep Kaur, Gurleen Grewal, Cheluvamba R. have also made the cut
Meanwhile 17 midfielders have been named which include among others Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Monika, Karishma Yadav, Sonika, Renuka Yadav, Shyama Tidgam, Anuja Singh, Namita Toppo, Lily Chanu, Preeti Dubey, Reet, Chetna, Elin Lakra, Rajni Bala and Upasana Singh.
Among forwards, Rani, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Priyanka Wankhede, Anupa Barla, Udita, Rajwinder Kaur, Jyoti, Leelavathy Mallamada Jaya, Sharmila Devi, Amandeep Kaur, Aishwarya Chavan, Lalremsiami, Sonal Tiwari, Manisha Dhawal and Alka Dung Dung have been called-up for the National Camp which concludes on 9 June