Hockey India announces 22-member Indian Junior Women’s Hockey team for Europe tour


_~The team will play six matches across three nations from 21st to 29th

New Delhi, 6th May 2024: Hockey India on Monday announced the Indian
Junior Women’s Hockey Team that will tour Europe between 21st and 29th
May 2024. The team will play six matches across three nations against
Belgium, Germany and Bredase Hockey Vereniging Push and Oranje Rood, two
club teams in the Netherlands.

The Indian Junior Women’s Hockey team will be playing matches in
Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands to work on their game and push
beyond their limits in a bid to go on to dominate the game on the world
stage. They will play their first match on 21st May against Bredase
Hockey Vereniging Push in Breda before playing Belgium at the same venue
on 22nd May. The Indian Junior Women’s Hockey team will then play
Belgium a second time but with the latter playing host on this occasion
on 24th May. This will be followed by consecutive games against Germany
on 26th May in Breda and 27th May in Germany respectively. They will
then return to Breda to play their final game of the tour on 29th May
against Oranje Rood.

The team will be led by defender Jyoti Singh while midfielder Sakshi
Rana has been named as her deputy. Aditi Maheshwari and Nidhi form the
goalkeeping department while Jyoti Singh, Lalthantluangi, Anjali Barwa,
Puja Sahoo, Mamita Oram and Nirru Kullu form the defence.

Kshetrimayum Sonia Devi, Rajani Kerketta, Priyanka Yadav, Khaidem
Shileima Chanu, Sakshi Rana, Anisha Sahu and Supriya Kujur make up the
midfield. The forwards named in the squad are Binima Dhan, Hina Bano,
Lalrinpuii, Ishika, Sanjana Horo, Sonam and Kanika Siwach.

“There’s great camaraderie in the squad. All of us have gotten to
know each other pretty well during the camp. Everyone here is very
skilful and talented. It will be fun and a good learning experience
playing abroad against other top-quality teams,” said Captain Jyoti

Vice-Captain Sakshi Rana shared her Captain’s sentiments. She said,
“Playing against good teams from other countries helps in developing
an understanding of different approaches to the game. An exposure tour
like this provides all of us with a tremendous opportunity to take our
game to the next level.”


1. Aditi Maheshwari

2. Nidhi


3. Jyoti Singh (C)

4. Lalthantluangi

5. Anjali Barwa

6. Puja Sahoo

7. Mamita Oram

8. NirruKullu


9. Kshetrimayum Sonia Devi

10. Rajani Kerketta

11. Priyanka Yadav

12. Khaidem Shileima Chanu

13. Sakshi Rana (VC)

14. Anisha Sahu

15. Supriya Kujur


16. Binima Dhan

17. Hina Bano

18. Lalrinpuii

19. Ishika

20 Sanjana Horo

21. Sonam

22. Kanika Siwach

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