In the eighth edition of the Women`s Junior Asia Cup Kakamigahara (JPN) 2023,


29 matches were played with 10 different teams participating, leaving many new experiences, new challenges and selected players who were able to meet their goals with their junior teams.

Along with many authorities of the Asian Federation and FIH authorities, several awards were presented to show the level that was achieved in this tournament and the recognition of each of those players who gave everything in this tournament and prepare for everything to come.

The award for Most Promising GK of the Tournament went to China’s #16 CEN Hailin who managed to take her team far in this tournament with an outstanding performance as a goalkeeper who has much more to give us in the future.

The Best GK of the Tournament was Korea’s No. 1 player LEE Seoyeon who won an award during the tournament for her great ability and performance in this tournament.

On the other hand, we fear the field players, so the award for Rising Star Player of the Tournament went to the young 17-year-old player wearing the No # 22 jersey of India, Anjali Barwa who showed that being one of the youngest players of the team she can give and has a lot to give from now on.

The award for Best Player of the Tournament went to UENO Maho, Japan’s #3 player, who scored eight goals in the tournament, helping the home team reach third place in this edition of the tournament.

After presenting the awards to all the players of the tournament, the President of the International Hockey Federation, Dato Tayyab Ikram presented a Special Appreciation Award to Mr. Yoshida Motohito – Honorary President of the Asian Hockey Federation who did a lot for Asian field hockey and deserves his recognition.

Before delivering the medals, the Hosting Certificate & Special Appreciation Award was presented to Mr. Yokoyama Hide – Chairman Organizing Committee Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 & Senior Vice President Asian Hockey Federation for the magnificent organization of this tournament and all his excellent predisposition as host in a junior tournament that continues to open the doors to the youngest to grow in this great sport in our beloved Asian Hockey Federation.

Finally came the so desired moment for India, Korea and Japan who received their medals, Gold, Silver, and Bronze for their respective positions and finally Tayyab Ikram, President International Hockey Federation (FIH) & IOC Commission Member presented the trophy to the Champions represented by Preeti captain of the Indian team who took the cup to share it with her teammates.

Congratulations to all the players for their participation!

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