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Janneke Schopman Looking to Build on Good Run Ahead of Pro League and World Cup

The Indian girls’s hockey crew will likely be focussing on growing its degree of health and velocity, based on chief coach Janneke Schopman, who’s hopeful the facet can construct upon its current profitable run in subsequent month’s FIH Pro League matches and the upcoming World Cup.


Following a profitable FIH Pro League dwelling leg, India are perched on prime of the factors desk.

The crew has commenced its preparations for the ultimate set of Pro League matches subsequent month in addition to the ladies’s World Cup, scheduled to start on July 1 in Spain and Netherlands.

India will likely be up towards groups like Belgium, Argentina and USA of their remaining Pro League video games earlier than heading to the World Cup.

“We made good progress within the final months and we’ll look to construct on our efficiency.

“The focus will be on increasing our level of fitness and speed combined with finetuning our game principles. I’m keen to see the players individually take a step forward, as they know what areas they want to work on,” Schopman was quoted as saying in a media launch.

The camp for the core probables, which started on Sunday on the SAI Centre in Bangalore, will conclude on May 31.

The 36-member possible checklist contains a mixture of skilled gamers corresponding to Savita, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Navjot Kaur, together with younger gamers like Bichu Devi Kharibam, Ishika Chaudhary, Sharmila Devi, Salima Tete and Lalremsiami, who had been a part of the crew that completed fourth on the just lately concluded Junior World Cup in South Africa.

Men’s crew begins preparations for Asia Cup

The Indian males’s crew will start its preparation for the upcoming Hero Asia Cup and the final two Pro League double-headers towards Belgium and Netherlands, respectively.

The core possible group is ready to report back to the SAI centre in Bangalore on Monday. It options a mixture of veteran gamers corresponding to PR Sreejesh, Amit Rohidas, Manpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Akashdeep Singh, together with younger weapons Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh and Jugraj Singh, who just lately made their worldwide debuts for the crew.

The senior males’s camp will finish on June 4.

Core teams of junior and ‘A’ sides additionally regroup

Following their heart-breaking fourth-place end on the girls’s junior World Cup in South Africa, the junior crew may even regroup on the camp in Bengaluru.

Apart from the recent faces, the checklist additionally contains gamers like Khushboo, Vaishnavi Phalke, Beauty Dungdung and Mumtaz Khan, who had been an integral a part of the crew on the marquee occasion.

The 33-member core possible group will report to teach Erik Wonink on the nationwide camp.

After having a brief break, newly-formed India ‘A’ core teams too will assemble on the nationwide teaching camp.

The girls’s ‘A’ core group will report back to former India ahead and two-time Olympian Deepak Thakur, whereas males will report back to former skipper Sardar Singh.

Core teams:

Senior girls

Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu and Bichu Devi Kharibam

Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, Suman Devi Thoudam, Akshata Abaso Dhekale, Rashmita Minz, Nisha, Salima Tete

Midfielders: Mahima Choudhary, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Namita Toppo, Sonika, Baljeet Kaur, Upasana Singh

Forwards: Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Neha, Rajwinder Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila Devi, Mariana Kujur, Deepika, Sangita Kumari, Preeti Dubey, Aishwarya Rajesh Chavan

In Rehabilitation: Rani, Reena Khokhar, Manpreet Kaur

Senior males

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan B Pathak, Suraj Karkera

Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Dipsan Tirkey, Mandeep Mor, Sanjay

Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Hardik Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Rajkumar Pal, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem, Ashis Kumar Topno, Jugraj Singh

Forwards: Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Akashdeep Singh, Gursahibjit Singh, Shilanand Lakra, Dilpreet Singh, Abhishek, Mohd. Raheel, Sukhjeet Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Gurinder Singh.

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