Rourkela, June 26 – The thirteenth Hockey India Junior Girls Nationwide Championship is ready to start on Tuesday on the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium right here, with gamers from 28 groups competing for the trophy.
The 28 groups are divided into 8 teams, with the winners of every group advancing to the quarterfinals.
Hockey Haryana, the two-time defending Champions, are in Pool A together with Hockey Bengal and Telangana Hockey.
“We’ve some good groups in our pool and are ready to face a troublesome struggle from all of the groups as we’ve got been practising with the goal of retaining the title but once more,” Hockey Haryana coach Azad Singh stated of the staff’s probabilities, earlier than including, “We’ll look to play attacking hockey, capitalise on our energy in penalty corners, and put our greatest foot ahead within the Nationwide Championships, as we’ve got in completed earlier years.”
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Final yr’s runners-up Hockey Jharkhand are positioned in Pool B alongside Hockey Rajasthan and Assam Hockey.
Hockey Jharkhand Coach Himanshu reiterated his intention to win the Nationwide Championships, saying, “We’ve been practising for a little bit greater than per week. Our classes have been centered on exploiting weaknesses present in earlier years’ opponents, in addition to engaged on set items and enjoying follow matches. We’ve left no stone unturned in our efforts to enhance our goal-scoring and switch the silver medal right into a gold medal this time.”
Hockey Affiliation of Odisha completed third through the earlier version of the event and this time round they give the impression of being to go all the best way. Hockey Affiliation of Odisha are positioned in Pool C alongside Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu and Manipur Hockey.
Hockey Affiliation of Odisha Coach Edgar stated, “We’ve been getting ready for the final three weeks, focusing totally on our health and fundamentals. The sport plan is to take care of ball possession whereas speaking successfully to create alternatives. The Nationwide Championships are full of a number of excellent groups like Hockey Haryana, Hockey Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Hockey, Hockey Punjab, and Hockey Chandigarh, and we’re excited to face them on our strategy to the rostrum.”
Hockey Maharashtra, Delhi Hockey, and Kerala Hockey are in Pool D, whereas Hockey Karnataka, Hockey Madhya Pradesh, Le Puducherry Hockey, and Hockey Jammu and Kashmir are in Pool E. Hockey Chandigarh, Hockey Mizoram, Hockey Bihar, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Hockey are in Pool F, whereas Hockey Madhya Pradesh, Hockey Andhra Pradesh, Hockey Himachal Pradesh, and Goans Hockey are in Pool H.
The Championships will kick off with Hockey Karnataka taking up Hockey Jammu & Kashmir at 0630 hrs on Tuesday.