India’s women’s junior hockey team will be looking to put on a good show as they kick off their campaign at the Uniphar U23 5 Nations Tournament with a clash against Ireland here on Sunday.
The Indian team, which last played at the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup in South Africa in April this year, will face Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States and Ukraine in the of the championship phase of the competition.
“We are finally here to play at the Uniphar U23 5 Nations 2022 and we couldn’t be happier. The weather here is excellent. We’ve had a few training sessions to adapt to the conditions,” India captain Vaishnavi Vitthal said. Phalke in a statement. Hockey India press release.
“We played well in training, and now we hope to replicate that in the next games.”
After the match against Ireland, India will face the Netherlands on June 20, followed by matches against Ukraine on June 22 and the United States on June 23.
“We have been training very well and we are very excited because it is a huge opportunity for us to show our talent. This trip is also a fantastic exposure for our team,” said Beauty Dungdung, who was appointed Phalke’s assistant. for the series.
“So we’re just going to take it one game at a time, focus on ourselves and our game, and, yes, improve with every game.”
At the end of the round robin stage, the top two teams in the draw will advance directly to the final while the third and fourth placed teams will face off in the bronze medal play-off.
The final and the bronze medal game will take place on June 26.
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