India beat Malaysia 9-1 to set-up Semi against Japan in Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

On the final day of pool action in Changzhou, India defeated Malaysia to join China, Japan and Republic of Korea in the semi-finals of Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015.

India junior Women Team stretched Malaysia defence to the limits in pool match of the 7th Women's Asia Cup 2015

India junior Women Team stretched Malaysia defence to the limits in pool match of the 7th Women’s Asia Cup 2015

The classification games are set up as follows: in the semi-finals on Saturday, China will face Korea and Japan will take on India. Malaysia play Thailand for 5th place, and Singapore and Chinese Taipei will do battle for a spot in Sunday’s game for 7th place (full schedule here). In the topscorer list, Gu Bingfeng from China is the new sole leader with nine goals scored in four matches ahead of India’s Rani’s eight. Continue reading →

India went down to Hosts China in Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 league stage

India Junior Women Hockey team lost 2-4 against hosts China in their third match of the 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup, with one match remaining against Malaysia. With this win China has reached semi-final of the tournament at Changzhou.

India junior Women Team on attack against China during the 7th Women's Asia Cup 2015

India junior Women Team on attack against China during the 7th Women’s Asia Cup 2015

Both the teams started with aggressive attacks and tried to dominate each other. India started the match with effective strategies and gained the ball possession in the early minutes. However, China scored three back-to-back goals through penalty corners and that made a difference between the two fighting teams. Continue reading →

Confident India looks to win against China tomorrow at Jr Women’s Asia Cup

Subsequent to their resounding victory over DPR Korea and Singapore in the first two matches, the India Junior Women Team is confident of securing another win against the hosts China tomorrow in their third pool match in the ongoing 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 at Changzhou.

Indian Junior Women Hockey team for 7th Women's Junior Asia Cup 2015

Indian Junior Women Hockey team for 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

After playing their opening match against DPR Korea where India outplayed them by 13-0, followed by a big victory over Singapore by 12-0, the young Indian girls are high on spirit to give a tough competition to the host team. Whereas, China is leaving no scope of any slip-ups at their end as they too would want to seal a win against India. Chinese eves beat DPR Korea by 11-0 in their first pool match. Continue reading →

Confident India Depart for 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

With the 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 scheduled to commence on the 5th September 2015 in Changzhou, China, the India Junior Women Hockey team departed today for the all important tourney.

Indian Junior Women Hockey team for 7th Women's Junior Asia Cup 2015

Indian Junior Women Hockey team for 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

Placed in the Pool A of the tournament, the India will face the challenges of China, Malaysia, Singapore and DPR Korea in the pool phase. The team will clash against DPR Korea in the opening match of the tournament and will aim to open their outing with a win (Full Schedule Here). Continue reading →

India Men to Camp in Delhi from 5th Sept for Hockey World League Final Preparations

The Preparatory Camp of the India Men Hockey team will start from 5th September at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. The camp will continue till 29 September 2015 for 25 days, where 26 players are called in.

Roelant Oltmans, High Performance Director and Chief Coach, interacting with India Men Hockey team during a practice session

Roelant Oltmans, High Performance Director and Chief Coach, interacting with India Men Hockey team during a practice session

The camp is the groundwork for the upcoming Men’s Hockey World League Final to be held in Raipur (Chhattisgarh), India from 27 November to 06 December 2015. The players will be gauged on their skills and will be undergoing meticulous training sessions to prepare themselves for the most awaited tournament of the year. Continue reading →

The Indian Women Hockey team ecstatic on their qualification to RIO Olympics 2016

The Indian Women hockey team post getting a confirmation from FIH on their qualification to RIO Olympics 2016 are ecstatic on their historic achievement.

Indian Women Hockey team celebrated their qualification for Rio Olympics

Indian Women Hockey team celebrated their qualification for Rio Olympics#

The women team will be featuring in the all important tournament after a gap of 36 years post earning the place through a rigorous qualification process. The Indian Women Hockey team last time featured in the Moscow 1980 Olympics, where they finished at a respectable 4th position. Continue reading →