Preview: Phase 1 of inaugural edition of National Women’s Hockey League 2024 – 2025 set to commence in Ranchi


A total of 8 teams will participate in the competition which will
begin from Tuesday~_

New Delhi, 29th April 2024: The National Women’s Hockey League 2024 –
2025 is set to make its grand debut on 30th April 2024, promising an
electrifying display of talent and teamwork as India’s top state teams
converge in Ranchi, Jharkhand for the maiden edition. The league will
unfold in two phases, commencing with its inaugural leg scheduled from
30th April to 9th May 2024, in Ranchi, Jharkhand. All matches during the
first leg of the tournament will be hosted at the Marang Gomke Jaipal
Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium.

Intending to provide a ground-breaking platform for emerging athletes
and elevate the stature of women’s hockey in the nation, the National
Women’s Hockey League 2024 – 2025 brings together the top eight teams
from the 14th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2024.
Participating teams include Hockey Haryana, Hockey Maharashtra, Hockey
Jharkhand, Hockey Madhya Pradesh, Hockey Bengal, Hockey Mizoram, Manipur
Hockey, and Hockey Association of Odisha.

The elite domestic competition will feature a single pool comprising
all eight teams, adopting a captivating round-robin format where each
team faces off against the others. Victories will earn teams three
points, while draws will secure one point, with no points awarded for a
loss. Moreover, in the event of a draw, a penalty shootout will ensue,
with the victorious team earning an additional bonus point.

In the first phase of the tournament, a total of 28 league matches will
be played, promising an action-packed spectacle for hockey enthusiasts
and fans across the country.

“The National Women’s Hockey League represents a monumental step
forward for women’s hockey in India,” remarked Hockey India President
Dr. Dilip Tirkey. “We are thrilled to witness the culmination of hard
work, dedication, and talent in this inaugural edition. This league is
not just about competition; it’s about fostering a culture of
inclusivity and empowerment in the realm of Indian sports.”

Echoing these sentiments, Hockey India Secretary General Shri Bhola
Nath Singh stated, “The National Women’s Hockey League is a testament to
the immense potential and prowess of our women athletes. Through this
league, we aim to spotlight their skills and dedication while inspiring
generations of young girls to pursue their passion for hockey.”

The opening day of the tournament features four exciting matchups.
Kicking things off, Hockey Haryana will clash with Hockey Association of
Odisha. Next up, Hockey Maharashtra takes on Manipur Hockey, followed by
Hockey Madhya Pradesh facing off against Hockey Bengal. Finally, Hockey
Jharkhand squares off against Hockey Mizoram.

All the matches of the National Women’s Hockey League 2024 – 2025 will
be streamed live on FanCode.

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