Vastavam web: Youth Olympics silver-medallist Salima Tete was included in a 33-member core probable group for the junior women’s hockey national camp, starting Thursday in Lucknow. The 24-day camp, to be held ahead of a four-match Test Series against France starting February 8, will be conducted with coach Baljeet Singh at the helm. “The upcoming camp gives us a perfect opportunity to nurture young talent and prepare them for a tough series against an experienced French team,” said Singh.
“We will be focusing on developing these players, emphasising on their fitness, speed, stamina, skills, and preparing them tactically as well as mentally, for bigger challenges that the team is going to face in the future including the Women’s Junior Asia Cup,” he added. The midfield comprises Baljeet Kaur, Chetna, Reet, Mariana Kujur, Preeti, Prabhleen Kaur, Jiwan Kishori Toppo, Rozy Bharti, Ajmina Kujur and Upasana Singh.
Lalrindinki, Mumtaz Khan, Sharmila Devi, Deepika Soreng, K M Arya, Deepika, Savita, Pinki Ekka, Beena Pandey and Sangita Kumari are the forwards who have been called to the camp. Forward Sangita Kumari will also be reporting for the camp in Lucknow once she completes her rehabilitation.