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 →

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 →

We have drawn positives from Hawke’s Bay Cup: Ritu Rani

The Indian Women Hockey team returned home amidst fans and family after a 7th place finish in the just concluded Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015 in New Zealand. While the team ended in the 7th position among 8 participating, they have come back home with many positives and learning. These insights into their game will be used to their benefit for the upcoming FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final slated in June.

Indian women hockey team at IGI Airport New Delhi as they return with 7th place finish at Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015

Indian women hockey team return at IGI Airport New Delhi with 7th place finish at Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015

The team has to its credit of holding 2nd ranked team Australia to a 0-0 draw wherein not only they successfully kept them at bay but even during the game gave some jittery moments to the opponents and a chance to go one up in the game. The team while playing against New Zealand had a good start wherein they scored just six minutes into the game in quarter finals at Hawke’s Bay Cup. While India lost the match from thereon, but it was India who made the initial attack and were bang on with the penalty corner. What was icing on the cake was India’s match against higher seeded FIH ranked Japan where trailing the game 0-2 India bounced back to claim the game 3-2 leaving everyone stunned and in awe. 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 →