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Hockey India Women Academy National Championships To Kick Off On Wednesday

The legendary Kalinga Hockey Stadium will host the match.© PTI

A overall of fourteen groups will vie for best honours at the 1st Hockey India junior girls academy nationwide championship 2021, when ten groups will contend in the 1st Hockey India sub-junior girls academy nationwide championship 2021 that gets underway from Wednesday in Bhubaneswar. With the two tournaments becoming held at the legendary Kalinga Hockey Stadium which has hosted quite a few landmark global tournaments which include the prestigious FIH Men’s Planet Cup in 2018, the contributors are eagerly awaiting to display their capabilities at the globe-course stadia.

Welcoming Hockey India’s initiative to host an special championship for academies, Pradeep Kumar Sarangi, Mentor, SAI -Academy, claimed: “Organising a Countrywide Championship solely for academies is a really fantastic stage taken by Hockey India. It presents a fantastic prospect for youthful and future gamers and creates balanced levels of competition towards distinct academies. Our gamers are really enthusiastic to enjoy here at the Kalinga stadium.”

Having designed several best girls gamers which include Junior India Women’s Captain Suman Devi Thoudam, the Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy has been touted as the favourites. But their coach Paramjit Singh remained modest about their probabilities. 

“For starters, I truly feel this is a superb prospect to much better ourselves for the foreseeable future. Earlier academies would have a small team of gamers wherever the very same gamers would stop up enjoying two or 3 championships a year,” claimed coach Paramjit Singh.

“With Hockey India introducing new rules wherever a participant can participate only in one match, it will ensure academies will operate on creating a greater team of gamers in the sub-junior and junior categories. Although this year, thanks to the pandemic, we have not been able to bring our strongest groups, we will know how to program for this match and create fantastic gamers at the grassroots.”


The 1st Hockey India Sub-Junior Females Academy Countrywide Championship 2021 will have 6 times of pool matches adopted by semi-finals on March 24. The match to come to a decision the bronze and gold medallists will acquire location on March twenty five.

Whilst the 1st Hockey India Junior Females Academy Countrywide Championship 2021 will have 6 times of pool matches adopted by the semi-finals on March twenty five and the last as well as the bronze medal playoff will be held on March 26.

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