National Women’s Hockey League provides a platform for our top women’s hockey talent to showcase their skills and compete at the highest domestic level’, says Bhola Nath Singh


~_Top eight State Member Units will vie for the Championship in the
National Women’s Hockey League_~_
Ranchi, 25th April, 2024: Hockey India Secretary General Shri Bhola
Nath Singh on Thursday in a press conference held at the Marang Gomke
Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium, in Ranchi spoke to reports about
the importance of the much-awaited National Women’s Hockey League
2024-25. Phase 1 of the league will be held in Ranchi from 30th April to
9th May 2024, marking a historic moment for women’s hockey in India.
This first-of-its-kind domestic league promises to be a thrilling
showcase of the nation’s top female hockey talent.
Structured in two phases, the NWHL aims to elevate the sport and
provide a platform for both established and aspiring players. The
inaugural phase will feature the top eight teams from the recent 14th
Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championships:
•     Hockey Haryana
•     Hockey Maharashtra
•     Hockey Jharkhand (Host)
•     Hockey Madhya Pradesh
•     Hockey Bengal
•     Hockey Mizoram
•     Manipur Hockey
•     Hockey Association of Odisha

Further emphasizing its commitment to nurturing young talent, the
league will include players Under 21 years of age. This inclusion
ensures a strong focus on grassroots development and future generations
of hockey stars. The National Women’s Hockey League promises to be a
game-changer, not only by raising the bar for women’s hockey but also by
inspiring future generations. This competition will also serve as a
vital platform for identifying and nurturing talent for the national

Speaking at the press conference, Shri Bhola Nath Singh, Secretary
General of Hockey India, highlighted the significance of the NWHL: “The
launch of the National Women’s Hockey League is a significant step
forward for women’s sports in India. This league provides a platform for
our top women’s hockey talent to showcase their skills and compete at
the highest level. It will not only create a space for elite competition
but also inspire young girls to pursue their passion for hockey.”

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