India Junior and Senior Women Hockey Players in Delhi for Camps

The Junior Women Core probables of India have started their preparations for 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup, scheduled in Changzhou, China from 5th September- 13th September 2015.

Indian Women Hockey Players Sonika, Manisha Rathi, Udita and Poonam Malik (at New Delhi Railway Station) traveling to Delhi for the camp in August 2015

Indian Women Hockey Players Sonika, Manisha Rathi, Udita and Poonam Malik (at New Delhi Railway Station) traveling to Delhi for the camp in August 2015

The Senior Women Hockey team core probables are also training in same premises of Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. Seniors are preparing themselves for RIO Olympics, as the Indian women Hockey is expecting ticket to RIO after their 5th position finish at the just culminated FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Belgium. Continue reading →

India Women are Champions of #HWL2015 Rd2 in Delhi as Captain Ritu earns 200th Cap

The hosts India defeated Poland by 3-1 in final match to emerge champions of Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 being played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. With this win, India has qualified for Round 3 of Hockey World League to be played in June in Malaysia and Spain. India will playing in Spain leg of the tournament in Valencia on #RoadtoRio. Top 3 finishers at both Round 3 tournaments hosted by Spain and Malaysia will qualify for the Rio Olympics.

Indian Women Hockey Team Champions of Hero FIH Hockey World League 2015 Round 2, New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Champions of Hero FIH Hockey World League 2015 Round 2, New Delhi

Final Standings: 1. India, 2. Poland, 3. Malaysia, 4. Thailand, 5. Russia, 6. Kazakhstan, 7. Ghana, 8. Singapore

Individual Awards:
Top Scorer of the Tournament: Vandana Katariya, India
Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament: Marta Kucharska, Poland
Junior Player of Tournament: Rani, India
Player of the Tournament: Marlena Rybacha, Poland Continue reading →

India beat Thailand 5-0 in Semi, Will Face Poland in Final #HWL2015

Confident women hockey team of hosts India defeated Thailand by 5-0 to set up final against Poland in the Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) being played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate Jaspreet's goal during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate Jaspreet’s goal during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Poland, who lost to India in league by 2-0, defeated Malaysia by 1-0 in semi final and will now be up against so far unbeaten team in the tournament, India, in the finals of the League tomorrow, 15 March 2015 at 2000 HRS IST. With this win the Indian and Polish teams have also secured qualification in the all important World League Round 3 (Semi Finals) to be conducted later in the year. Continue reading →

India scored 10 past Singapore, joined by Thailand, Malaysia and Poland in Semis #HWL2015

The women hockey team of India defeated Singapore by 10-0 to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Hero FIH World League Round 2 (Women) at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.Thailand, who edged past Kazakhstan by 4-3 in quarter-final, will face the heat of hosts in semis. Poland defeated Russia by 4-2 to set-up semi final against Malaysia, who over came Ghana by 2-0.

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

The game was totally dominated by the Indian eves. The game started with two early minute goals coming from the confident Indian side. Just four minutes into the game, Poonam Rani through a penalty corner conversion swiped the ball into the net and opened the score card for India. Not wasting much time, Navjot Kaur in the sixth minute of the game added another goal to her side by comfortable strike through a field work to double the lead to 2-0. While all the attempts made by Singapore went in vain, India took the scores to 2-0 in the first quarter. Continue reading →

India and Malaysia play QFs at Pool Toppers in HWL 2015 (Women) in New Delhi

India and Malaysia kept perfect winning records intact and ended their last matches of the pool phase with a 6-0 and 5-0 win over Thailand and Singapore respectively in the Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) today. The table toppers of Pool A, India started their campaign on a high defeating Ghana and Poland in the previous matches, while Malaysia defeated Kazakhstan and Russia to top Pool B.

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrating a goal during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Earlier in the day, Kazakhstan edged past Russia by 3-2 and Poland beat Ghana 4-0 to finish 2nd in their respectively pools. In the cross-over quarter-finals (to be played on 12th March), India will have Singapore as their opponent, Malaysia will see Ghana, while Kazakhstan and Poland will face Thailand and Russia respectively (Full Schedule, Results and Points Table here). Continue reading →

2nd Win for India in FIH Women Hockey League Round 2 in New Delhi

Marching ahead in the league, India registered their second consecutive win in FIH Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) by defeating Poland 2- 0 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi, today. Earlier in the evening, Thailand defeated Ghana by 3-1 in another Pool A match. Malaysia defeated Russia 3-0 to register 2nd consecutive win, while Kazakhstan defeated Singapore by 4-0 in their pool match.

Soundarya Yendala tackling a Polish player as she came out to play for 100th time for India during FIH Hockey World League 2 (Women) in New Delhi

Soundarya Yendala tackling a Polish player as she came out to play for 100th time for India during FIH Hockey World League 2 (Women) in New Delhi

As Soundarya Yendala came to play today against Poland, she completed her 100th appearance for the Indian National team. Coming from a humble background, she worked her way up to the top through her hard work and perseverance. Today she is an important player in the Indian squad. On her 100th appearance, an excited Soundarya said, “It is a great honour to represent the country and to be able to do it for 100 times is an incredible feeling. However, the main focus right now is qualifying for the next round and eventually qualifying for the Rio Olympics, that is the ultimate dream of each and every player at the moment.“ Continue reading →