December 10, 2022

The FIH Ladies’s Nations Cup’s first version will begin on Tenth December 2022.

The Indian ladies’s hockey workforce, after successful the bronze medal on the just lately concluded Commonwealth Video games 2022, have regrouped collectively once more for the all-important FIH Ladies’s Nations Cup. It is going to happen from Tenth-Seventeenth December in Valencia, Spain. Indian ladies have begun preparations for a similar in full stream on the Sports activities Authority of India campus in Bengaluru. The match can be its first-ever ladies’s version. India, Canada, Eire, Italy, Japan, South Korea, South Africa and hosts Spain are the eight collaborating groups.

The Indian ladies’s hockey workforce has had some fairly profitable moments just lately. The run began from the Tokyo 2022 Olympics to the spectacular bronze medal end in Birmingham. The Indian Ladies’s hockey workforce claimed the bronze medal within the Commonwealth Video games 2022 after an outstanding win over New Zealand within the shootout.

Within the regulation time, Salima Tete (29′) scored the purpose for India, just for Olivia Merry (60′) to attain a late purpose for New Zealand. Savita made three sensational saves within the shootout, whereas Sonika and Navneet Kaur struck previous Kiwi goalkeeper Grace O’Hanlon as India pulled off an exhilarating 2-1 shootout win. Now that Commonwealth Video games are over, the main target will shift to the upcoming FIH Ladies’s Nations Cup.

The one-week-long match in Spain will see the winners get promoted to the FIH Hockey Professional League (Ladies’s). The Indian Ladies’s Hockey Workforce completed third of their debut marketing campaign within the FIH Hockey Professional League 2021/22 season.

“Focus is on successful Nations Cup” – Deep Grace Ekka

One of many mainstays within the Indian defence, Deep Grace Ekka hopes the workforce can proceed to construct on the momentum going forward. Talking on return to the nationwide camp in Bengaluru she mentioned, “We did properly in Birmingham, however now that could be a closed chapter. We’ve had a very good break and now we now have to get again to work. I’m certain the Chief Coach Janneke Schopman will assess our earlier efficiency and plan the upcoming days in camp accordingly.”

Captained by Savita at the moment, the Indian Ladies’s Hockey Workforce is ready for a longish camp earlier than their subsequent outing and the skilled defender expects to be put via the arduous yards forward of their subsequent project.

“We’ve to do properly in Spain within the FIH Ladies’s Hockey Nations Cup, and for that, the preparation begins from at the moment. It received’t be simple however coaching arduous and doing the suitable issues repeatedly throughout our classes is the one factor we will do,” she defined.

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