For the upcoming 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015, the women team’s preparation is on full swing at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.
After finishing third in the recently concluded, Volvo Invitational U-21 (Women) Tournament 2015, the Junior Indian eves are working hard to eliminate the loop-holes in the defence-line and penalty corner area. Among the defenders, drag-flicker Jaspreet Kaur is improving her defence and tackles to increase her contribution towards the team. She has been an integral part of the team and has proved her mettle during the Volvo Invitational U-21 where she scored brilliant goals.
Jaspreet feels the that captain Rani Rampal has been playing major role in biding team together and her experience with leadership qualities is really helpful for the team. Rani Rampal has words full of praises for the Goalkeeper Inderpreet Kaur and believes that she one of the best junior goalkeepers.
Speaking on India Junior Women Team’s preparation, Jaspreet Kaur said, “Our team played brilliantly during the Volvo invitational U-21 tournament and we have gained good amount of experience from the tournament. We played as a unit and our captain Rani Rampal played a major role in binding us together. She has good leadership qualities and she guides us, both on-field as well as off-field. Playing with her has helped every member in the team, as we get to learn from her experience and her quality of giving that extra surprise to the opponents. The team is working on its penalty corners and our defence chain where closing the gaps is the focus.’’
Speaking on India Junior Women Team goal-keeper Inderpreet Kaur, Rani Rampal said, “Inderpreet Kaur is a very important player of our team and her strength is the key factor in our defence-line. She is amongst the best junior goal-keepers around the world and she has proved her mettle in the Volvo Invitational U-21 (Women) Tournament. In the upcoming tournament with her under the bar we are more confident of defending ourselves against the opponents. She has the ability of a quick reaction time and which helps us to keep the opponents from scoring.”
The 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 gives an opportunity to direct entry in the FIH Junior World Cup (Women) 2017. The upcoming tournament will be played from 5th September to 13th September 2015 in Changzhou, China. Total nine Junior Asian teams will participate in this prominent tournament.