Indian Women Hockey Team has started the preparations for Spain Tour and FIH World League Round 2. The preparatory camp of 24 member squad the commenced on Saturday, 10 January 2015 at Major Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium in New Delhi. It will continue till 9 February 2015.
This camp is in preparations of Indian team for the Test Matches in Valencia, Spain scheduled to be held from 10-24 February 2015 and the FIH World League Round 2 to be held in New Delhi from 7-15 March 2015.
The 24-member Women Team are part of this camp for training of the players before facing 14th-ranked Spain team in Valencia. The Test matches will provide ample opportunities to the players of Indian team, where they can improve their skills and implement their strategies on ground for the upcoming FIH World League Round 2, slotted in 7-15 March in New Delhi.
Speaking on the sidelines of the camp, Director High Performance, Roelant Oltmans said, “The camp will be a good learning experience for the team and I am sure through this, the girls will be better prepared for the Spain Tour. Post their Bronze in the Incheon Asian Games 2014, the entire team looks confident and ready to take on newer and bigger challenges. Spain is just a rank below us in the FIH Ranking and we are expecting a good competition from them. We will look at the camp giving us the perfect team for the upcoming FIH World League Round 2.”
24 Members of Indian Women’s Hockey Squad for FIH World League Round 2:
GOALKEEPERS: Yogita; Savita; Rajni Etimarpu
DEFENDERS: Deep Grace Ekka; Deepika; Kirandeep Kaur; Sunita Lakra; Sushila Chanu; M. N. Ponnamma; Jaspreet Kaur; Monika
MIDFIELDERS: Ritu Rani; Namita Toppo; Chanchan Devi Thokchom; Lilima Minz; Liliy Chanu; Navjot Kaur; Amandeep Kaur; Sondarya Yendala
FORWARDS: Vandana Katariya; Rani; Poonam Rani; Punam Barla; Anupa Barla