India’s First Khelo India League Gives India’s Youth Hockey Players More Opportunities

India’s first Khelo India League gives India’s youth hockey players more opportunities

New Delhi, December 14, 2018 : .The Khelo India U21 Women’s Hockey League will begin at the famous Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Wednesday.
The League will be inaugurated by Anurag Thakur, the Sports Minister of India.The Sports Authority of India and Hockey India will organize the League’s first phase.

 India’s First Khelo India League Gives India’s Youth Hockey

It will feature a match between Raja Karan Hockey Academy in Karnal and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre (Bhubaneswar).

While the Indian junior team will be the favourites, two Sports Authority of India teams will try to take a lead over the others in the tournament.

Over the seven-day period, 14 teams are competing for honors.

Pritam Rani, a former India captain, demonstrates that there is a palpable buzz in women’s hockey.

Pritam Siwach (an Arjuna Award recipient in 1998, who received the Dronacharya Award last week) said that “This is an excellent opportunity for players across the country to show their talent against the top teams in the country.”

I am certain that all teams will try their hardest to be successful, even though the India junior team and two Sports Authority of India sides are formidable.She said that the League offers the opportunity for players to play against the top sides of the competition, in which every match can be a high-quality hockey game.”

Second phase will take place at Lucknow’s SAI Centre, and teams then move on to Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar for the final stage.This League will continue to promote women’s hockey after the Indian team finished fourth at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in early this year.

The teams have been divided into two groups as follows:

Group A:

India Juniors, Sports Authority of India B, New Delhi; Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre, Bhubaneswar; Khalsa Hockey Academy, Amritsar; Mumbai Schools Sports Association, Raja Karan Hockey Academy and Him Academy, Vikas Nagar (Himachal Pradesh).

Group B: Sports Authority of India A, New Delhi; Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Bhopal; Har Hockey Academy, Sonipat; Jai Bharat Hockey Academy, Delhi; Pritam Siwach Hockey Academy, Sonipat; Sports Hostel, Bhubaneswar and Delhi Hockey.


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