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India Women Hockey Team to leave for Spain for Valencia test series

New Delhi, 9 February 2015: The India Women Hockey Team is all set to leave for Spain to play matches at Valencia from 10 – 24 February 2015. The preparatory camp for the tour had commenced on 10 January 2015 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi.  The series is in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2, to be held in New Delhi from 7 – 15 March, 2015.

During the fifteen day tour, the Indian team will be playing two matches with Spain followed by two with Dutch hockey clubs, GCHC and HDM. Two matches are also slated to be played with Germany giving the team a holistic experience of working against varied strategies.  The Test matches will also provide ground to the entire team to work on their skills and perfect their team coordination. The team will be led by Captain Ritu Rani and Deepika will be the Vice-Captain.

Speaking on the team that will be playing the upcoming series, Coach, C.R Kumar said, “The team looks confident ahead of the matches and I am sure they will give a tough time to the opponents. The girls have been practicing for almost a month now and this has helped them to gel well and create a good team coordination on the field. The team will leave no stone unturned during the tour and will use this experience in the all important FIH World League Round 2”.

The training & match schedule of the tour is attached.

 List of Players: (attached)

GOALKEEPERS:

1.      Savita
2.      Rajani Etimarpu

DEFENDERS:

3.      Deep Grace Ekka
4.      Jaspreet Kaur
5.      Ponnamma Mallamada Narendra
6.      Sunita Lakra
7.      Renuka Yadav
8.      Namita Toppo
9.      Deepika (Vice Captain)

MIDFIELDERS:
10.  Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam
11.  Lilima Minz
12.  Ritu Rani (Captain)
13.  Lily Chanu Mayengbam
14.  Navjot Kaur
15.  Monika


FORWARDS:
16.  Amandeep Kaur
17.  Anupa Barla
18.  Punam Barla
19.  Poonam Rani
20.  Vandana Katariya
21.  Soundarya Yendala

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